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FY 2012/2013 Research Topic: A-8-01
Investment Promotion Program for Africa


This program was established in fiscal 2009 based on the Japanese government’s policy budget as a part of policy implementations in the Yokohama Action Plan at the 4th Tokyo International Conference on African Development in 2008. It has been implemented by the IDE budget from fiscal 2010. The program’s objective is to help Japanese companies enter the African continent, and is based on the following two main themes:
1. Collecting information on business in Africa for publication.
2. Providing scientific methodologies to Japanese companies in order to devise policies for overcoming risks and costs when doing business in Africa.
In the previous fiscal year we accomplished three projects in collaboration with Toyota South Africa Motors, Sumitomo Corporation/Sumitomo Chemical and Hernic Ferrochrome (Pty) Ltd., and presented the project reports and proposals to each company; all the reports are now available at our website, as well as the database “Africa Growing Enterprises (AGE) File” which contains the profiles of 251 companies in 27 African countries, “China in Africa”, the CSR Report and BOP Report.


April 2012 - March 2013

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] HIRANO Katsumi
[ Co-researchers ] ITO Seiro
SATO Chizuko
TSUKADA Kazunari
ICHIMURA Hidehiko (University of Tokyo)
SAWADA Yasuyuki (University of Tokyo)
OHIRA Satoshi (Keio University)
FUWA Nobuhiko (Waseda University)
KUDAMATSU Masayuki (Stockholm University)
ARIMOTO Yutaka (Hitotsubashi University)
HORI Narumi (St. Luke’s College of Nursing)
YAMAZAKI Jun-ichi (University of Tokyo)

Information of the Research Project

  • AGE (African Growing Enterprises) File
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