International University of Japan

Special Lecture by Associate Professor Kweku Ampiah, University of Leeds


January 26, 2022

On Friday, January 21, 2022, Dr. Kweku Ampiah, an alumnus of the Graduate School of International Relations at IUJ, and Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds, UK, gave a special lecture on "The Economic Content of the Asia-Africa Conference of 1955: The Japanese Participation in the Bandung Agenda."

During the lecture, he explained not only the relationship between Asia and Africa at that time, but also the relationship between Japan and other Asian countries and Japan and Africa, and we discussed its impact on the present.

More than 50 students and faculty and staff members participated in the event, and many students from Southeast Asia and Africa showed great interest.


Initiative of IUJ has been focusing on Africa as an important strategic base for Japan, and has designated it as a priority region for IUJ, "next to Asia." We were delighted to have an interesting lecture from a researcher who specializes in Asia and Africa, which are the home regions of many of our current students, and we are sure that the students gained new knowledge.