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Letter to the Editor: Contrasting Japanese vs. Chinese Investment in Africa


Dear Eric,

As the Representative in Africa for JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), I would like to comment regarding your column on September 24th, “What It Takes To Compete Against the Chinese in Africa,” where you mentioned that Japan’s “private sector-led Africa strategy has effectively come to a halt, as Japanese companies have withdrawn much of their staff from the continent due to COVID-19.”

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