NHK: Anti-AIDS message
Kohei Yamada, a young Japanese volunteer working in Malawi, has composed a song about HIV/AIDS that has become a hit song in that country. With 15% of the population infected with HIV, he says he wanted to do something to stop the HIV pandemic. One of the most effective way is music and music videos. You can see an interview with Yamada on NHK's Feature program here or directly download it here (Real Player).
Japan has provided more than US$10 billion for Africa through bilateral ODA since 1993. In 2005, Japan decided to double its ODA to Africa in the next 3 years.
Read more about Japan's ODA to Africa here with a summary here (Embassy of Japan in the UK).