Japan and the TICAD Process

Asia Paper December 1, 2010, pp. 36

In the aftermath of the end of the Cold War, Japan took the initiative of what became known as the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). At the time, Japan’s foreign policy faced considerable problems, as it was premised on the Cold War bifurcation of the world into two hostile blocs that had ceased to be an aspect of world politics, while the African countries found themselves abandoned by other countries. TICAD conferences have been held in 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008. This paper is an analysis of the TICAD policy pursued by Japan over the years.

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