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July 2019

JAPAN AND AFRICA: STRENGTHENING BONDS

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THEME FOR July
JAPAN AND AFRICA: STRENGTHENING BONDS

With TICAD7 due to be held in Yokohama at the end of August, Japan’s commitment to African countries through human resource development, science and technology, and innovative private-sector engagement will come under the spotlight again. In this month’s Feature we take a look at some of the ways in which Japan’s public and private sectors have worked to foster social and economic development with partners in Africa.

FEATURES

TICAD7: Private Sector to Lead the Way

An interview with Shigeru Ushio, Director-General of the African Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

National Unity through Sports

National Unity Day (NUD) in South Sudan engages athletes of various ethnicities, with the support of JICA.

Continuing the Legacy of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) in Ghana is highly esteemed for its achievements in disease control.

Tokkatsu Taking Root in Egypt

Japanese-style education including tokkatsu “special activities” is becoming established in Egypt.

Cotton Connections: Uganda and Japan

Through long and close ties with cotton farmers in Uganda, an Osaka-based family firm makes ultra-organic cotton towels.

Improving African Quality of Life through Business

A Japanese manufacturer has been contributing to quality-of-life improvements in Africa for more than fifty years.

Cultivating Human Resources in Kenya

A Japanese firm has established a center in Kenya for the study of vehicle after-sales services and other skills.

Supporting a Brighter Future for Tanzania from Japan

Fidea Kobayashi from Tanzania supports women and orphans in Tanzania from her home and place of work in Iizuna, Nagano Prefecture.

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