This video will explore how Japan and Africa collaborate in financial ventures. Shinkichi Izumi runs the Nissan manufacturing plant in Johannesburg that builds the Navara truck. Other companies trying to compete on the continent include Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and Jetro.
Many investors finance African entrepreneurs; Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa are the top destinations. Katsutoshi Komori describes Japan's interest in the power plant run by the Kenya Electricity Generating Company. The Kenyan government hopes for universal access to electricity by 2022.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency sponsors infrastructure such as the port road and bridge project. There have been over $3.5 billion in loans given to Kenya since 1963.
Workers mine soil for minerals and rich nutrients. Parts for Komatsu tractors are manufactured in Japan and assembled in South Africa. Grapefruit and macadamia nuts are chief exports for the continent.
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Hundreds of Japanese companies are at work across Africa. We explore opportunities for further collaboration and innovation across new regions and industries.
Length: 23 minutes
Copyright date: ©2019
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