Author Archives: Rie Watson

[Spotlight: Africa②] Highlight on the AYF African fellows of 2018

Category: #Awaji #International Relations #Spotlight Interview date: Sep 2nd , 2018 Writer: David Kpondehou   David Kpondehou (Benin), Africa-Japan Business and Networking Specialist David is a young entrepreneur who majored in English Linguistics, Transportation and Logistics an additional two years in business school. He has two years of experience working with the Benin National Shipping[…]

[Spotlight: Africa①] Trade relations and diplomacy between Japan and Africa

Category: #Awaji #International Relations #Spotlight Interview date: Sep 3rd , 2018 Writer: David Kpondehou Though Japan strengthened its relationship with Africa through the establishment of Tokyo International Conference for Africa Development (TICAD) in 1993, Japan’s history of trade relations with Africa had already been in development since World War I, with cities such as Cairo[…]