August 30, 2022
TICAD 2022: Japan’s Deepening Partnerships in Africa
By Brittany Morreale and Purnendra Jain
The international context has changed markedly since the last TICAD in 2019. How is Japan approaching African countries today?
May 27, 2022
Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?
By Patrick Anam
A closer look at the trends and differences in Japanese vs. Chinese lending to Kenya.
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.
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.