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Japan’s Approach to Ghana Is a Blueprint for African Development
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.

Japan's Africa Outreach: Why China Should Pay Attention
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.
Flying High: Japan Strengthens African Ties
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.

What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
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.

Can Japan Challenge China 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.

What Does Japan See in Zimbabwe?
July 01, 2016

What Does Japan See in Zimbabwe?

By Samuel Ramani
The strategic rationale behind Tokyo's outreach to Harare.

Japan, South Korea Boost Their African Presence
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.
Could China and Japan Work Together in East Africa?
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.

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