FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: A-7-1
Aid Policies of China and Japan
The establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has attracted global attention to China’s policies for international development, which have apparently progressed to a new stage. On the other hand, Japan celebrated its 60th anniversary of foreign aid in 2014, and the government renewed the ODA charter “Development Cooperation Charter” in 2015. China used to be one of the biggest recipients of Japanese ODA, and the foreign aid policy know-how was transferred from Japan to China as a component of the technical cooperation. Therefore, some experts outside Japan have pointed out the similarities between the aid policies of Japan and China. At this historical timing, we will invite foreign experts, including Chinese scholars, to an international conference on the aid policies of Japan and China. Our intention is to nurture a mutual understanding between Japan and China in regards to the foreign policies toward Asia and the other developing regions.
April 2015 - March 2016
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