Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

TICAD in the context of the Development Cooperation Charter of 2015

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


January 16, 2017. (Monday) 15:00-16:30


TICAD in the context of the Development Cooperation Charter of 2015


As proclaimed in the Development Cooperation Charter of 2015, 'Japan will provide assistance [to Africa] through joint efforts of the public and private sector through the process of the ... TICAD so that Africa's remarkable growth in recent years based on expanding trade, investment and consumption will lead to further development for both Japan and Africa.' The presentation will discuss the TICAD process in the context of the priority policy issues outlined in the Development Charter while assessing the content of mutual interest between Japan and the African countries as expressed in the Development Charter. The role of the relevant Ministries in the TICAD process would be invoked in an attempt to map out what Japan's national interests are in Africa.

Salient features of TICAD IV, V and VI will serve as points of reference for the analysis.

At a more general level the discussion will also assess the Charter's references to Japan's 'proactive contribution to peace based on the principle of international cooperation'


Prof. Kweku Ampiah (Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds)



Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
IMAI Kohei  E-mail:kohei_imaiE-mail
TSUBURA Machiko E-mail:Machiko_TsuburaE-mail
ASUYAMA Yoko E-mail:yoko_asuyamaE-mail