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Q&A: How Will Japan Differentiate Its Africa Development Policy from China’s

TONY KARUMBA / AFP

The seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development will take place in Yokohoma on August 29th where delegates from 54 African countries and international organizations are expected to attend. Some of the key themes that are expected to emerge from this year’s summit are already starting to make their way into the news.

Japanese officials are widely expected to focus on three distinctive ways that Tokyo’s development policy in Africa will differ from their longstanding rival in Beijing:

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