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SUJC Forum Explores Japanese Industry and Development in Africa 

Author: Inge Odendaal  Stellenbosch University Japan Centre kickstarted 2024 with its first research forum titled “Japanese Industry and Development in Africa.” In January, the SUJC, with the support of a grant from the Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO), hosted this forum which focused on addressing the understudied topic of the influence of Japanese businesses on African…

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Interview: Diplomacy between Japan and African Countries – Japan Up Close Magazine

In this interview, Scarlett Cornelissen, SUJC director, engages in a discussion with ‘Japan Up Close,’ the online magazine of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The discussion focuses on the longstanding diplomatic ties between Japan and African states, and Japan’s development cooperation with Africa. There is also discussion of the implications of these relations and the…

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Japan’s Foreign Direct Investment into Africa’s Digital Economy is Rising

Author: Emma Ruiters In recent years, Japanese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been rising in African countries. A new development has been that Japanese FDI has been flowing to information and communications technology (ICT) & Digital Technologies. African countries are growing rapidly which is likely underpinning rising investment, but African economic development is already demonstrating…