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Kishida pledges $500 mil in financial support to Africa

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That's one way to piss away 500 million.

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

Why would Japan just make a bank transfer of $500 million? It ends up lining the pockets of people in control. Instead, loan them the money to build Shinkansen and train lines and have them pay Japanese companies that go and build it there using Japanese technology. Hire locals. Develop infrastructure.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Kishida pledged Monday during a meeting with Ghana's leader to provide around $500 million in financial support to Africa over the next three years 

This does not translate to "here's $500 million, try not to spend it all at once".

I am sure there are more fine details either not yet established or not mentioned in this article.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

We japanese often support those places that are struggling. This news makes me smile, strongly. I raise my beer-cup to you, Kishida-sama

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Surely, some combination of humanitarian and economic development, Food Inflation TOUGH now with record LEVELS Starvation across Africa, undeveloped world, etc.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

and at least not ARMS to Generals and Warlords like US, China, Russia, etc.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Ummm, wait……….,doesn’t Japan still owe money for the Olympics?

Wasn’t the debt like 69 billion yen or whatever the number was?

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

As long as the money doesn't end dedicated to pay the debts that would help Ghana less than it would benefit China.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Thanks, Kishida! Meanwhile, we have to pay more in taxes because there isn't enough money at home and not enough workers to cover ballooning defense budgets.

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

All the cash being thrown around by the Japanese Government run by old men who are making decisions without any thought of the future since they won’t be alive. Many average Japanese live pay to pay with little to none savings and are struggling to make ends meet! Many eat only one or two meals of tiny size ( some just onigiri or rice and natto ) just to try to save up some money! It’s a shame that the average Japanese work so hard and can’t even eat a proper meal except when they are out with friends! And the Government keeps wasting their tax money!!! When the pension system collapse eventually then the Japanese will finally wake up and vote the LDP out of power!!! Unfortunately it will be too little too late by then!

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

We japanese often support those places that are struggling. This news makes me smile, strongly. I raise my beer-cup to you, Kishida-sama

You don't support yourselves, though.

So I fail to get your comment

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Just where does this moron suddenly get that money from? Give me 500 million too if it's that easy. Bloody hell.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

"No money" for "next dimensional" children policy! Raise the taxes!!

What's this? $500 million lying around!?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Kishida says a lot of stuff but his follow through is weak…

It most likely won’t happen

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Japan is not “giving” $500 million to Africa, it is giving $500 million to Japanese companies who will supposedly send $500 million worth of vehicles, machinery, etc, to Africa. What we are seeing is corporate welfare disguised as foreign aid.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

If it was his own private money, ok, but so. It’s something like burning down a parking house with all the cars in it. That would be normally considered a severe crime.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Great. More tax payers money wasted on useless corrupt leaders in useless corrupt countries.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

Gave 5.5 billion to support a war (Ukraine) .Gives 500 million to Africa.

If there was a country called Africa I would say keep your feeling sorry, hypocritical, and unashamed yen to yourself sir. Better help the suffering local people here in Japan with it.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Just because you pledge it doesn't mean you have to actually pay it these days.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Pledged for now. Most will be corporate welfare for Japanese major companies.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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