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Japan in Africa Edition 2016

On the cover: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Nairobi, Kenya, where he attended the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). He led the discussions at the conference, which was co-organized by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, and the African Union Commission (AUC) (August 2016). Prime Minister Abe attended the closing ceremony of XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the portion of the ceremony introducing Japan and Tokyo, which will host the next Olympic and Paralympic Games, the prime minister conducted a performance in which he appeared as the character Mario from the Japanese Super Mario video game series (August 2016). ©UPI/Aflo


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