About Purnendra Jain

Purnendra Jain is a professor in the Department of Asian Studies, University of Adelaide, and a former president of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.


Japan deepens its engagement of Africa

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Against the backdrop of China and India’s rise, Japan looks to Africa to help assert its position in a contested regional order Africa is becoming a new strategic playground for Asian nations, especially Japan, China and India. While China and India are relatively new to the contemporary African game, Japan’s engagement of postcolonial Africa has […]


New thinking redefines Japan’s foreign aid policy


Japan’s latest aid charter has introduced new and controversial measures Foreign aid is a key instrument of international engagement in Japan’s foreign policy toolkit. Although Tokyo is no longer the world’s top aid donor that it once was in the 1990s, it still is one of the leading ODA (official development assistance) donors within the […]