Foreign Policy Analysis

Economic Analysis - Tokyo Unlikely To Expand Influence In Africa - APR 2014

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's three country tour of Africa indicates that Tokyo is seeking to expand its political and economic links to the continent. While Japanese firms are influential in certain sectors of the African economy - notably automotives - we doubt that Prime Minister Abe will succeed in establishing his country as a major player in the region. Japanese demand for natural...