Japan-Africa Relations

Hardcover | May 15, 2010

byTukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo

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Japan-Africa Relations seeks to study the complex nature of the dynamics of power relations between Japan and Africa since the Bandung Conference in 1955, with an emphasis on the period starting from the 1970s up to the present. The author examines specificities of the claims of the Japanese State in pursuing these relations and those of the African states’ demands as reflected in the African conditions. The focus on Japanese economic assistance includes: technical assistance, grants, and loans. Additionally, the book seeks to identify and examine the dominant observable trends of these relations within the world system with comparative illustrations and to analyze the policy implications of these trends in both in Japan and Africa in relationship to the issue of the search for new paradigms for social progress and democracy in Africa and new power location in Japan.

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Japan-Africa Relations seeks to study the complex nature of the dynamics of power relations between Japan and Africa since the Bandung Conference in 1955, with an emphasis on the period starting from the 1970s up to the present. The author examines specificities of the claims of the Japanese State in pursuing these relations and those ...

Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo is Professor of Political Science at Wells College in Aurora New York. Professor Lumumba-Kasongo is the Chair of the Department of International Studies; He has served as the Chair of Pubic Affairs and the Division of Social Sciences. He is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of City and Regional at Cornell Un...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 8.4 × 5.75 × 1.04 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230619320

ISBN - 13:9780230619326

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Approaches and Perspectives * The Bandung Conference (1955): Ideology of Non-Alignment and Pragmatism of Afro-Asian Alliances * Contextualizing Contemporary Japanese Politics and Japanese Nation-State in the ‘Caricature’ and Reality of Bipolar World since the 1970s * Reflecting on African Conditions in the Period of the Recent Global Reforms * International Cooperation between Western Powers and Africa: A Comparative Reflection * Concept of Peace and the Japanese Economic Development Model * Japanese Foreign Policy Toward Africa During and After the Cold War Era: “Pax Nipponica” versus “Pax Africana” * Japanese Official Economic Assistance  (ODA) to Africa: Old and New Trends * Japan’s Relations with Africa in the Post-Bipolarity: Reflection on The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) * The Role of Education in the Japanese International Cooperation with Africa: Earlier and Recent Trends

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“This book deals with an extremely important, topical and under-researched issue, namely economic relations between Africa and Japan in general and Japanese foreign economic assistance to Africa in particular. Furthermore, this is a topic on which, to this day, very few African scholars—with the notable exception of Kweku Ampiah and Sunday Agbi—have done any serious research at all.”--Guy Martin, Professor of Political Science, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC