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African Weeks 2021 will be held

November 29, 2021 - December 10, 2021


The student oriented event "African Weeks 2021" will be held from November 29, 2021 to December 10, 2021 both onsite at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and online. The event is jointly organized by African Studies Center - TUFS.

The event is planned and organized mainly by the students who belongs to African Studies Course, School of International and Area Studies, TUFS in order to share the attractions of African countries and the problems they face with people. The aim of the event is to eradicate negative images on Africa and make people feel familiar with African countries and cultures.

The theme of "African Weeks 2021" is "sharing". The following is the brief translation of the introduction of the event.

We think it is indispensable to "share" and "sympathize" experiences and thoughts in order to build inclusive society where anybody can shine in the modern world where the socail division is spreading more and more. Although African continent is located geographically quite far from Japan, we're sure that we can feel close from each other psychologically. We also believe that we can build a good relationship by sharing experiences and feelings with each other not as an "African" or "Japanese", but "a person".

◆Event Period: Monday, November 29, 2021 - Friday, December 10, 2021

◆Venue: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) and online (SNS and Zoom)

◆Content: The event will be held in 5 fields.

◆Jointly organized by the Committee of African Weeks 2021 and African Studies Center - TUFS.



The Committee will collect the reccommendation of a book related Africa from public and exhibit both at TUFS and on their website. You can apply from here.

Photo Exhibition

The Committee exhibits the photos related to Africa which they collected from public onsite and online.

Introducing Cultures

Africa Tip

You can get a paper slip with the attraction of an African country and a piece of trivia.

The First Step

The Committee will make a booklet to indroduce African cultures for those who have few knowledge or idea about African countries.

Introduction to African Fashion

Through a fashion brand created by a student of African Studies Course, TUFS, the Committee will show African fashion and social issues contained there.


Coming Soon!


The Committee will hold the workshop regarding to inclusion.


They share the latest information about the event itself, as well as quizes on Africa and interview of the committee members on SNS (all in japanese).

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