[004] Making Sense of TICAD 7

Vick L. Ssali, Aichi Gakuin University

Led by the Government of Japan since 1993, and co-hosted by United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank and African Union Commission (AUC), the 7th TICAD conference and events were held on 28th - 30th August, 2019 at Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama city, Japan. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official report, more than 10,000 people participated....


[003] What Can Africa Learn from Japan?

Seifudein Adem, Doshisha University

The experience of Japan in economic modernization reveals that it successfully pursued three strategies: diversification, domestication, and indigenization.  These are, in my view, the three lessons Africa could learn from Japan.


One of the first official acts of the Meiji leaders was to proclaim in April 1868 that knowledge shall be sought throughout the world. By so doing, they effectively put in place the principle of learning.....


[002] JSAS’s 2nd Annual Conference: Enhancing Japan-Africa Connectivity

Kinyua Laban Kithinji, Hosei UniversityPresident, JSAS

The second Japan Association for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) annual conference was successfully concluded on Saturday, July, 27th, 2019 at the University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus.  This year’s conference was co-organised by the University of Tokyo; Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI), Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), and the Global Leadership Programme for Social Design and Management (GSDM) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)....

[001] Launching the Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) Digital Newsletter

Vick L. Ssali, President, JSAS

Welcome to the first e-issue of the Japan Society for Afrasian Studies Newsletter. One-and-a-half years ago, on 28th April 2018, the first workshop for an interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary forum for promoting both the studies on Africa in Asia and the studies on Asia in Africa was held at Doshisha University in the historical city of Kyoto....