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Japan Starts to Push the “High Quality” Line to Differentiate Its Infrastructure in Africa from China’s

With the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) coming up in two weeks, the pre-summit messaging coming from the Japanese government indicates that it plans to use this event to highlight the differences its approach to infrastructure development on the continent from that of the Chinese.

Some 54 countries and international organizations are expected to attend the triennial event that will be hosted in the Japanese port city of Yokohama from August 28-30.

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