Africa

  • The Japan Times – South Africa Report 2019

    Africa means business. Foreign direct investment into Africa is on the rise and Japan is playing an increasingly important role across the continent. Today almost four hundred and fifty Japanese companies are doing business across Africa. Many companies (including Japanese automotive leaders Toyota and Nissan) are managing their operations from the continent’s most industrialized and diversified economy - South Africa. “There are one hundred and sixty Japanese companies operating in South Africa and most cover the African continent from here,” says H.E. Norio Maruyama
  • The Japan Times – Morocco Report 2019

    The second day of The seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) is taking place today in Yokohama. Led by the Japanese government and co-sponsored by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union Commission and the World Bank, TICAD was initiated by Japan in 1993 to contribute to development initiatives on the African continent. Private sector involvement in TICAD has increased and this year’s conference is welcoming more than 4,500 attendees, including African and Japanese heads...
  • The Japan Times – Egypt Report 2019

    One-hundred and fifty-five years ago, the second Japanese mission to Europe, the Ikeda Mission, visited Egypt on the way to France. This first contact between Egypt and Japan has developed into a partnership focused on commerce, academia and culture. “Egypt’s population of almost 100 million is at the crossroads of three continents,” explained Japanese Ambassador to Egypt H.E. Masaki Noke. “Strategically positioned between the Middle East, Europe and Africa, the country is an important partner for Japan...
  • South China Morning Post – South Africa Business Report 2015

    Since 1998 when South Africa established diplomatic ties with China − two years ahead of the launch of FOCAC in 2000 − the country has been well-served by its commercial ties with China.
  • South China Morning Post – South Africa Mining and Resources 2012

    The African continent’s reputation for being a risky investment proposition is changing. Despite linguistic, jurisdictional and cultural differences in each...