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Japan is the world’s third largest economy. The cash rich, resource poor nation invests in projects, forms business partnerships, and imports oil. Ambassador Masaharu Kohno states the relationships are for mutual peace and prosperity.
Japanese experts oversee a conservation project restoring artifacts from King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The pieces will be displayed at the Grand Egyptian Museum near the Giza pyramids. The project creates jobs for Japan and Egypt.
Japan imports oil and requires Middle Eastern stability to protect energy interests. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe regularly visits with leaders to promote peace.
Approximately 80,000 Syrians live at Zaatari Camp. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency works with Jordan to support sustainable growth. The Electric Training Center offers education for 200 people.
Youth unemployment is high in the Middle East and North Africa. A Japanese government loan funds the takeover of 200 schools. The Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology is vital to an Egyptian knowledge-based economy.
The United Arab Emirates imports 90% of its produce. Japan based Fog Engineers uses a controlled environment and fertilized mists to cultivate crops. Water and food security are growing problems in the Middle East.
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Examine the scope and significance of Japan’s multi-dimensional relationship with the Middle East through the prism of those people making connections between country and region.
Length: 22 minutes
Copyright date: ©2018
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