This year, I had many opportunities to write columns on Africa in my blog (ref. 1 ・ 2 ）. Japanese mass media also brings up topics about Africa often this year partly because we had TICAD4 and G8 summit. I have written in my column "Cape Town," but the "Nikkei Business," a business magazine in Japan also writes about how Japanese companies are active in this area. Please take a look, since my comment is in it at the end. (※A free registration is necessary in order to read the whole article on NBOnline.)
It is exciting to see Japanese businesses going abroad. I appreciate their effort very much.