The Activity Seminar organized by JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark

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11 October, 2018



JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark (ACD) Activity Seminar ~ Japan and African Natural Resources ~

Registration in advance is required by October 4, 2018.


Click here to register your attendance.


For further information, please contact Annette Skovsted Hansen, organizer, at


– Program – 

Date and time:  October 11, 2018, 09:15-16:45


Venue:  Auditorium 1253-211 (Merete Barker), Aarhus University, Denmark


Organizers:  Annette Skovsted Hansen, Aarhus University, JSPS alumni

                       JSPS Stockholm Office


Thursday 11 October


9:15-9:20 Welcome by Annette Skovsted Hansen, Associate Professor, Aarhus University


9:20-9:30 Introduction to JSPS by Takao Yoshihara, Deputy Director, JSPS Stockholm Office


9:30-11:00 Kazue Demachi, lecturer, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

“New African Debts and Natural-Resource Dependence”


11:00-11:15 Coffee break


11:15-12:45 Sayaka Funada Classen, researcher, Institute of International Peace Research, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo

“A Critical Historical Review of Japan’s Involvement in the Global Agro-Food System Through Imperialism, Aid, Diplomacy, and Investments: 1890s to Present”


13:00-14:00 Lunch break


14:00-14:30 Georg Fischer, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University

                      Raymond Yamamoto, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University

“Triangular Cooperation Brazil-Japan-Mozambique: the Transplantation of the Brazilian Cerrado Experience to Africa and its Socio-Environmental Implications”


14:30-15:00 Henrik Hinge, former MA student, Aarhus University

“Power Politics and the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project: A Case Study of Oil, Wealth, Security and National Interest in Chad”


15:00-15:15 Coffee break


15:15-15:45 Vladimir Pacheco, Associate Professor, Aarhus University

“Developing a CSR strategy in the Natural Resource Sector in Ghana”


15:45-16:15 Annette Skovsted Hansen, Associate Professor, Aarhus University

“Slaves, Fish, and Oil in the Japanese and Danish involvement in the Transformation of Two Ports of Ghana”


16:15-16:45 Roundtable discussion, including discussions of the role of JSPS fellowships



11 October, 2018
Event Categories:


JSPS Alumni Club in Denmark (ACD)
JSPS Stockholm Office


Aarhus University
Bartholins Allé 3
Aarhus, 8000 Denmark
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