October 14, 2020
Japan’s Approach to Ghana Is a Blueprint for African Development
By Henri Kouam and Sarmad Ishfaq
Japan’s “tech-centric” development strategy provides an alternative option to the assistance China offers.
October 10, 2018
Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
By Tridivesh Singh Maini
Japan has a long, albeit low-key, history of high-quality infrastructure projects in African countries.
October 02, 2018
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
By Arran Elcoate
Japanese investment in Africa naturally invites comparison with the activities of China in the same region.
May 24, 2017
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
By Céline Pajon
There still is a big gap between the discourse and the reality of what Japan wants—and what it can achieve in Africa.
September 16, 2016
Can Japan Challenge China in Africa?
By Jonathan Connars
A recent meeting captures the ongoing rivalry between the two Asian giants playing out there.
July 01, 2016
What Does Japan See in Zimbabwe?
By Samuel Ramani
The strategic rationale behind Tokyo's outreach to Harare.
October 01, 2015
Japan, South Korea Boost Their African Presence
By Jason Nicholson
The focus on the South China Sea misses some important, and relevant, strategic developments further west.
March 20, 2014
Could China and Japan Work Together in East Africa?
By Clint Richards
Despite troubled relations at home, the two countries have a shared interest in Africa.