Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Japanese Prime Minister Visits Africa

 Quartz published on 1 May 2023 an article titled "Japan's Prime Minister Is Visiting Africa in an Attempt to Counter China's Influence" by Diego Lasarte.  

Japan's Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, is visiting Egypt, Mozambique, Ghana, and Kenya, according to the article, to counter Chinese influence on the continent.   

The Japan Times published on 30 April 2023 an article titled "Kishida Starts African Tour Ahead of G7 Summit."

Although this article mentions the influence of China in Africa, the focus is more on Japan's concerns with Russia's invasion of Ukraine.