The Dynamics of Japan's Relations with Africa

South Africa, Tanzania and Nigeria

By Kweku Ampiah

© 2002 – Routledge

256 pages

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Hardback: 9780415144834
pub: 1997-05-21
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About the Book

This is the first book to examine in-depth Japan's relations with Africa. Japan's dependence on raw materials from South Africa made it impossible for Tokyo in the 1970s and 1980s to support other African states in their fight against the minority government and its policy of apartheid. Kweku Ampiah's detailed analysis of Japan's political, economic and diplomatic relations with sub-Saharan Africa from 1974 to the early 1990s makes it clear that Japan was lukewarm in the struggle against apartheid. Case studies of Tanzania and Nigeria dissect Japan's trade, aid and investment policies in sub-Saharan Africa more widely.

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'… wonderfully timed … meticulously charted … and [written with] relish and authority.' - - Dick Wilson, Insight Japan

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Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General