Concern mounts over agricultural aid in Mozambique

National / Politics Jun 5, 2013

Concern mounts over agricultural aid in Mozambique

While Japan advocated investment and private sector-led growth in Africa at the big aid conference this weekend, concern mounted among citizens' groups that an agriculture project in Mozambique that Tokyo is pushing as one of its key projects in Africa, may end up depriving ...

2,000 attend Africa resources confab

Business / Economy May 17, 2013

2,000 attend Africa resources confab

A two-day meeting to discuss how to utilize African natural resources started in Tokyo on Thursday, with around 2,000 people, including natural resources ministers from 15 African nations, attending. At the Japan Sustainable Mining, Investment and Technology Business Forum, or J-SUMIT, the African ministers will ...

TICAD to redefine Japan aid to Africa

National May 9, 2013

TICAD to redefine Japan aid to Africa

by Jun Hongo

When the first Tokyo International Conference on African Development was held 20 years ago, circumstances in Japan and Africa were vastly different than they are today. Japan, despite the implosion of the bubble economy by 1993, was still the second-largest economy and the biggest supplier ...