Africa in Japanese diplomatic thought: An African perspective

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What is Africa's place in Japanese diplomatic thought, and what are the driving forces of Japan's African diplomacy in the new century? The need to maintain continuity in Japan's post-Cold War Africa policy, leadership style, and priorities of Japan's prime ministers, as well as broader considerations of the nation's vital interests, are all relevant factors for understanding Japan's diplomacy toward Africa in the new century.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-896
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Black Studies
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Africa-Japan relations
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign policy
  • Japan-Africa relations
  • North-south relations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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