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TICAD

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Kenyan President William Ruto arrive at a joint news conference in Nairobi in May.
JAPAN
Jan 2, 2024
Japan to boost ties with Africa, with eye on China
Japan's shift in approach mirrors Africa's importance as "a significant voting bloc" of 50-plus countries that Tokyo can look to for support in international conferences.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Apr 28, 2023
In 'new scramble for Africa,' Japan slips behind
Kishida is making a trip to Africa, but Tokyo is struggling to define its relationship with the continent as China and Russia ramp up their influence in the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 19, 2022
Kishida voices support for African Union at G20 after talks with Senegalese president
The Japanese prime minister met Monday in Tokyo with Senegalese President Macky Sall, who chairs the African Union this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 20, 2022
African Development Bank chief sees Japanese private sector as pathway to growth
Akinwumi Adesina has urged Japanese businesses to set aside outdated perceptions and invest more in the diverse opportunities offered by the continent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 29, 2022
Ukraine war caused food crisis, say Japan and African leaders
The final TICAD declaration urges major creditors to follow fair and open lending practices, without mentioning China, and cites the Ukraine war's fallout without mentioning Russia.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2022
Kishida vows $30 billion over next three years for Africa as China and Russia loom
The PM stressed that Japan will grow together with Africa, differentiating Tokyo's approach from that of Beijing, which critics say has been burdening poor nations with infrastructure debt.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2022
Japan eyes increased support and investment in Africa amid food crisis
High-ranking officials from more than a dozen African states are set to attend the summit, which will focus on sustainability, both in terms of economic development and human resilience.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 16, 2022
Japan urged to support Africa over looming hunger crisis
African countries are extremely vulnerable to 'shocks' because of their dependence on foreign foodstuffs, including grain.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2022
Japan-backed African development confab to be held in August
A Japan-supported international conference on African development will be held in late August.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 4, 2019
How to stop deadly outbreaks of diseases like Ebola — before they occur
Five years ago, an Ebola outbreak ripped through West Africa, killing over 11,000 people. During the 2014 outbreak, no effective vaccines or treatments were available while the international community's response was often perceived as too reactive.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 31, 2019
African Development Bank chief seeks 'bolder' Japanese investment in Africa
African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called on Japanese companies to be "bolder" about making investments in Africa.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Aug 30, 2019
TICAD closes with effort by Japan to differentiate its African investment projects from China's
The three-day African development conference ends with a 13-page Yokohama Declaration viewed as criticism of Beijing's “debt-trap diplomacy” in the rapidly growing continent.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 30, 2019
For countries to grow, health care must come first, WHO's Africa director says on TICAD sidelines
Matshidiso Moeti has been one of Africa's foremost caretakers for more than three decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 29, 2019
Japanese and African business leaders hold first investment dialogue at TICAD
A Keidanren official said Japanese firms now have a “keen interest” in the huge potential of the continent's rapidly growing economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2019
Abe pledges to push Japanese investment in Africa but steers clear of target at TICAD
A three-day conference on African development kicked off Wednesday in Yokohama, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to aggressively promote private-sector investment in Africa in his opening speech but failed to set a new numerical target on funds to be funneled to the continent.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 28, 2019
United Nations Development Program chief urges faster implementation of global development goals
Many countries will struggle to meet the majority of Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations Development Program at its current rate of implementation, its administrator, Achim Steiner, said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 27, 2019
Chinese presence in Africa looms over opening of TICAD development conference in Yokohama
Dozens of top African leaders are due to visit, but Tokyo is worried that some may cancel their trip because of pressure from China.
EDITORIALS
Aug 27, 2019
TICAD an eye-opener for Japan
Africa merits more of Japan's attention.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / TICAD 7 Special
Aug 27, 2019
Corporate expansion in spotlight at Africa conference
The city of Yokohama is set to host The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) from Aug. 28 through 30, as dozens of top leaders from African countries and international organizations will gather in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / TICAD 7 Special
Aug 27, 2019
A messenger in name and actions
"I want people to feel happy through music," said singer Misia, who endeavors to bridge Africa and Japan through the power of music.

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