Nairobi declaration adopted
Leaders from Japan and African countries have wrapped up two days of talks by adopting a declaration on African economies. The Sixth Tokyo international Conference on African Development, or TICAD, ended in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.
The Nairobi Declaration calls for diversifying African economies, instead of depending heavily on exports of natural resources. It highlights the recent fall in crude oil prices and other natural resources as a factor behind the continent’s faltering economies.
The declaration calls for improving medical and health systems after the spread of Ebola paralyzed African economic activity. It also refers to the need to maintain maritime order based on the rule of law. The reference comes amid China’s increased maritime activities. On Saturday, Abe pledged about 30 billion dollars’ worth of private and public Japanese investment for the continent. Japan has few natural resources of its own and is interested in doing more business with resource-rich African countries.
Japan and Kenya have agreed to closely cooperate on a wide range of topics, including reforms at the UN Security Council. The countries’ leaders met on the sidelines of the Tokyo international Conference on African Development in Nairobi over the weekend. Both countries want to see more permanent and non-permanent seat on the council. Japan wants its own permanent seat, while the African Union says there should be a permanent seats for an African nation. The union has also been trying to increase the number of non-permanent seats given to the continent.
Man arrested for groping policewoman on train
A 68 years –old man was arrested by Yoko police on Sunday after he groped a woman on the Keikyu Line. The victim was a 27-year-old policewoman on her way to work. She reported that she was dozing when she felt someone fondling her thigh and grabbed the person’s arm. Another passenger called the authorities and the suspect was handed over to them at the next station, where he admitted to the charges. に逮捕される、痴漢した、うたた寝、優しくなでる、太もも、警察当局、引き渡す、罪を認める、告訴
*He was fondling children. ＝ほぼ性的な犯罪行為