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“Multilayered Security Cooperation Through the New Type of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance” (Aug 06, 2018)

AKIMOTO Chiaki, Director of The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Japan

“Japanese “Armitage-Nye Report” Launched” (August 2, 2017)

Tanaka Akihiko, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

“Japan and the European migrant crisis: Not “someone else’s problem” (September 11, 2017)

Watanabe Hirotaka, Director, Institute for International Relations, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

“An Inside View from the Advisory Council on Easing the Burden of the Official Duties and Public Activities of His Majesty the Emperor ― Looking back at seven months that decided the Emperor’s future” (May 21, 2018)

Mikuriya Takashi, Deputy Chair of the Advisory Council on Easing the Burden of the Official Duties and Public Activities of His Majesty the Emperor, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo

TICAD7: Private Sector to Lead the Way NEW

The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) will be held in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, from August 28 to 30. We interviewed Ushio Shigeru, Director-General of the African Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about the significance of TICAD and the discussions to be conducted at TICAD 7. What do you think of the current situation in Africa? The annual average growth rate in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017 was 5.1%, exceeding the global average of 3.8%. The population of Sub-Saharan Africa was 1.25 billion in 2017, but it is projected to reach 1.7 billion by 2030 and even to exceed 2.5 billion by 2050. The African market is expected to expand, and an increasing number of companies are predicted to make inroads into the African markets from around the world. In Africa, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), ... [Read more]