African Development Bank chief seeks 'bolder' Japanese investment in Africa

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. There are major business opportunities for Japanese firms in Africa in such fields as energy, medicine and digital industries, Adesina suggested in an interview Friday. "I recognize ...

A messenger in name and actions

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

A messenger in name and actions

by Mami Maruko

"I want people to feel happy through music," said singer Misia, who endeavors to bridge Africa and Japan through the power of music. The acclaimed singer is the honorary ambassador of The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), which will be held ...

Summit has potential to further strengthen relations

Business / Economy | TICAD 7 Special Aug 27, 2019

Summit has potential to further strengthen relations

Since Japan launched the first Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in 1993, many African countries have seen remarkable economic growth, transforming themselves from aid recipients to attractive markets. Given such changing circumstances, African participants hope to see discussion on Africa's economic stability and ...