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Mon., July 9, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The 6th KU-TUFS Seminar with Dr. Horman Chitonge

Center for African Area Studies (CAAS), Kyoto University and African Studies Centre, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ASC - TUFS) will jointly hold the 6th KU-TUFS Seminar on July 9th, 2018. ASC - TUFS will invite Dr. Horman Chitonge, a professor of University of Cape Town, to Japan as a visiting professor from June 26th to July 14th, 2018. Then, he will give a lecture about land restitution in South Africa at Kyoto University. ◆Speaker: Dr. Horman Chitonge (Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town; Visiting Professor of African Studies Center, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) ◆Time & Date: 5:00 - 6:30 pm, July 9th, 2018 (Monday) ◆Venue: Conference Room I (#330), 3rd Floor, Inamori Foundation Building, Kyoto University ◆Title: Land Restitution in South Africa: The Post-settlement Dynamics and the Re-opening of Land Claims ◆Abstract: The South African Government, re-opened the lodgement of land restitution claims in 2014, marking the beginning of phase II of the land restitution programme. The lodgement of land claims for Phase I began in 1994 and closed at the end of 1998. But there has been widespread scepticism about the re-opening of the claims, with critics citing the fact that many rural claims (20 952 claims, representing 25% of the total) which were lodged during the first Phase have actually not yet been settled, and that, even those which have been settled, in over 50% of the settled claims, land has not been formally transferred. While the media and other commentators have focused on questioning the reasoning behind the re-opening of the land claims, little attention has been given to what happens after the land claim is successfully settled. This paper examines the post-settlement dynamics, especially settlement claims involving the restoration of land. The paper argues that there are many challenges facing claimants post-settlement, and most of these challenges relate to the process of settling the claims. The paper draws from a study conducted in the Eastern Cape Province in 2014. ◆Jointly sponsored by Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University and African Studies Centre - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
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Fri., June 29th, 2018 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The 19th ASC Seminar by A Visiting Professor, Dr. Horman Chitonge

African Studies Center - TUFS will hold the 19th ASC Seminar on June 29, 2018. The speaker is Dr. Horman Chitonge, a professor of University of Cape Town, who will visit Japan from June to July as a visiting professor of ASC - TUFS. Dr. Chitonge will examine whether the positive stories on Africa in recent years are really warranted by any reality in Africa. ◆Speaker: Horman Chitonge (Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town / Visiting Professor, African Studies Center - TUFS) ◆Date & Time: Friday, June 29th, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ◆Venue: Room 327, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies ◆Title: Is Africa Rising: Changing Fortunes or A Bleep on the Screen? ◆Abstract:The second half of the first decade of the 21st century is witnessing a change in the tone of media and public discourse on Africa. Although there are sceptics who do not believe in the possibility of sustainable progress in Africa, many commentators (scholars, investors, media experts, politicians and artists) are depicting an Africa that is beaming with hope and confidence. There are several factors cited for this optimism, including the sustained economic growth reported in most African countries between 2002 and 2015, the reported improved macroeconomic policy environment and management, the growing middle class, the 'reverse of the brain drain', the spread of mobile phones, discovery of new minerals and other natural resources in a number of countries, the increasing flow of foreign direct investment, the quick rebound of African economies after the 2008/09 financial and economic crisis, and the improving perception of the continent mostly by international investors. Other factors mentioned include what has been called the third wave of democratisation and the seemingly improving governance performance and state capacity in most countries. Several metaphors such as "the rise of the phoenix", "the second China" the African take off" the "African lift", the "African Lion", have been used to portray an Africa that is on a positive trajectory, not just in economic terms but broadly. While there are all these positive stories on Africa, it is important to assess what is behind these stories. This paper seeks to critically engage with this narrative, focusing on whether the sudden shift in the tone and direction of stories on Africa is really warranted by any reality on the ground. ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆No pre-registration is needed.
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ASC - TIAS Joint Seminar on June 13th, 2018

The Games of the XXXII Olympiad, a.k.a. Tokyo 2020, is going to take place in 2020. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies has concluded an agreement with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Game on June, 2014, and has held several lectures on Olympic-Paralympic Games. On June 13, 2018, African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (ASC - TUFS) will hold a joint seminar with Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS). We will invite three Master Course students from TIAS, who will talk about the situation around Olympic and Paralympic in African countries. ◆Date: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 ◆Time: 4:00 - 5:30 pm ◆Venue: Room 307, Research and Lecture Building, TUFS ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆No pre-registration is needed ◆Program:4:00 - 4:05 pmOpening Addressby Shinichi Takeuchi (Director, ASC - TUFS) 4:05 - 4:15 pm"TUFS toward 2020" by Kota Kumaki (Special Administrative Staff, TUFS) 4:15 - 4:30 pm"Policy Implementation in the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSC): Issues and Challenges" by Abdoun Nassir (TIAS) 4:30 - 4:45 pm"Towards the Development of the Paralympic Movement in Rwanda: Current Situation and Challenges" by Celestin Nzeyimana (TIAS) 4:45 - 5:00 pm"Sport, Peace and Reconciliation: Before and After the Genocide in Rwanda"by Didier Shema-Mbaboko (TIAS) 5:00 - 5:25 pmGeneral Discussion 5:25 - 5:30 pmConcluding Remarks by Xiaojie Tian (Assistant Professor, TIAS)
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Fri., June 8th, 2018

Seminar about Global Peacekeeping, International Criminal Court, and Africa

African Studies Center - Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) will hold the 16th ASC Seminar "Global Peacekeeping, International Criminal Court, and Africa" on June 8, 2018. Dr. Hikaru Yamashita, National Institute for Defense Studies, and Prof. Hideaki Shinoda, TUFS, will give lectures about peacekeeping in Africa. ◆Date & Time: Friday, June 8th 5:40 - 7:30 pm ◆Venue: Room 322, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies ◆Language: English ◆Admission: Free ◆No pre-registration is needed ◆Program:5:40 - 6:10 pm○Speaker: Hikaru Yamashita / National Institute for Defense Studies○Title: Global Peacekeeping Cooperation: Contexts, Patterns, and Implications○Abstract:In this presentation I will introduce my book published last year (Evolving Patterns of Peacekeeping: International Cooperation at Work, Lynne Rienner, 2017) with an emphasis on its implications for Africa. The evolution of global peacekeeping cooperation in the past two decades has been closely connected to developments in African peacekeeping in the same period. I plan to highlight how such developments have served as key drivers for broader changes in peacekeeping on the global level. 6:10 - 6:40 pm○Speaker: Hideaki Shinoda / Tokyo University of Foreign Studies ○Title: AU's Withdrawal from ICC in the Age of Partnership Peacekeeping○Abstract:AU's Withdrawal Strategy Paper to facilitate its member states to defect from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a product of political maneuvering. But it also reflects the manner African states handle matters of international peace and security. They seek more regional initiatives to handle their own affairs. Interestingly, they seek to do so in cooperation with wider international organizations. The age of "partnership peacekeeping" as regards various forms of institutional cooperation between UN and AU together with various African sub-regional organizations illustrates the atmosphere in which AU's withdrawal from ICC is officially put forward. 6:40 - 7:30 pm Discussion
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【The 19th ASC Seminar】Is Africa Rising: Changing Fortunes or A Bleep on the Screen?

Friday, June 29th, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Date & Time: Friday, June 29th, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Venue: Room 327, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Speaker: Horman Chitonge (Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town / Visiting Professor, African Studies Center - TUFS) Theme: Is Africa Rising: Changing Fortunes or A Bleep on the Screen? Report: Dr. Chitonge, the speaker of the 19th ASC seminar, spoke about the Africa Rising Narrative (ARN) which he summarized as the "new" and "old" Africa. How can Africa break away from her old ways to be abreast with the rest of the world? Dr. Chitonge criticized the ARN and emphasized the importance to regard it as a rhetoric, a political and economic agenda being pursued in Africa for resource extraction that benefits outsiders such as westerners, the Chinese and a few of the continent's political elites. Even though Africa has made quite a significant socio-economic and political progress, there are still challenges that mitigate rapid economic development. These challenges were discussed under the sectors of education, infrastructure, labor productivity etc. He spoke about the fastest growing economies in the world which features some African countries like Angola, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria etc. Other issues discussed include some common export commodities in Africa, employment pattern, ratio of working poor in selected African countries and the poverty headcount trends by region. Dealing with and addressing the challenges, he suggested that much effort is needed to develop agriculture which employs a vast percentage of the African population, followed by industrialization instead of predominant reliance on raw materials.
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【The 19th ASC Seminar】Is Africa Rising: Changing Fortunes or A Bleep on the Screen?

【The 17th ASC Seminar】ASC – TIAS Joint Seminar: Toward Tokyo 2020 Olympic Paralympic Games

Wed., June 13th, 2018 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 4:00 - 5:30 pm Venue: Room 307, Research and Lecture Building, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Speakers: Mr. Kota Kumaki (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Mr. Abdoun Nassir (Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies <TIAS>), Mr. Celestin Nzeyimana (TIAS), Didier Shema-Mbaboko (TIAS) Theme: Global Peacekeeping, International Criminal Court, and Africa Presentation Title:"TUFS toward 2020" by Kota Kumaki (TUFS)"Policy Implementation in the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSC): Issues and Challenges" by Abdoun Nassir (TIAS)"Towards the Development of the Paralympic Movement in Rwanda: Current Situation and Challenges" by Celestin Nzeyimana (TIAS)"Sport, Peace and Reconciliation: Before and After the Genocide in Rwanda" by Didier Shema-Mbaboko (TIAS) Report: The joint seminar brought together, speakers from the Tsukuba International Academy for Sports Studies (TIAS) and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS). It focused mainly on sports, and particularly on the 2020 Olympic - Paralympic games which is to be hosted in Tokyo. Mr. Kumaki from TUFS first presented on a brief historical overview of the Olympic - Paralympic games, some host nations, and the involvement of TUFS as getting volunteers for the impending event in 2020. Mr. Abdoun Nasir, a Cameroonian student at the TIAS also presented on the issues and challenges in the "Policy Implementation in the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSC)", focusing on the stakeholders of the CNOSC and their contribution to sports and the Olympic - Paralympic games in Cameroon. He spoke about the contribution of Cameroon in Olympic games since 1964, the mission of the CNOSC, the legacy and the challenges faced by the CNOSC in contemporary times and the steps taken to address such challenges. The next two presenters, students of TIAS from Rwanda also presented on the development of the Olympic - Paralympic games in the country. Mr. Celestin Nzeyimana spoke on the present situation and challenges in the development of the Paralympic movement in Rwanda, while Mr. Shema-Maboko Didier presented on promoting peace and reconciliation through sports in Rwanda with respect to the 1994 Genocide. While Mr. Nzeyimana restricted his presentation on the improvement of the Paralympic games, Mr. Shema-Maboko highlighted on sports in general Rwanda, indicating the status of sports activities before and after the Genocide and their influence over the change in the socio-economic and political life of the people of Rwanda.
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【The 17th ASC Seminar】ASC - TIAS Joint Seminar: Toward Tokyo 2020 Olympic Paralympic Games