Japan

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked government ministries and agencies Tuesday to concert their efforts to make a success out of an international conference on economic development in Africa scheduled for May next year in Yokohama near Tokyo. Japan should take the initiative in the development of Africa and build on the results of Yokohama during the G8 summit meeting to be held near Lake Toya in Hokkaido, he said. (Kyodo)

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