TICAD 7: Start of a new era for Japan and Africa.

Position:Special Report: Japan: Africa - Tokyo International Conference on African Development - Report
 
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The seventh edition of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) takes place in Yokohama from 28 to 30 August. Created in 1993, it was held every five years up to 2013 and is now held every three years, alternating between Japan and Africa. It is easily the most important meeting between Japanese and African political, business and social leaders.

The Japanese government has also traditionally used the occasion to set into motion a new direction in the relationship between the two entities based, more often than not, on the prevailing global dynamics as well as on the mutual areas of interest and cooperation between Japan and Africa.

TICAD therefore is a barometer of the level of historic relationship between the two entities and an...

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