Jan 12, 2014

Japan pledges ¥70 billion in ODA to Mozambique

Japan will provide ¥70 billion in official development assistance to Mozambique over five years for a transport corridor project, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday. Abe made the pledge in a meeting with President Armando Guebuza in the capital, Maputo, as they agreed to ...

Jun 30, 2013

Japan cagers hold off visiting squads

by Ed Odeven

The Japan and women’s national basketball teams recorded victories for the second time in as many days, leaving Sendai’s Xebio Arena on Saturday with momentum. In the Saturday finale, coach Kimikazu Suzuki’s team topped the Philippines 83-76. The visitors out-rebounded Japan 50-37. Big man ...

Japan men, women triumph in basketball exhibition series openers

Jun 29, 2013

Japan men, women triumph in basketball exhibition series openers

Atsuya Ota, a Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix center, scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Japan men’s national basketball team defeated the Philippines 86-67 on Friday at Xebio Arena in Sendai. Coach Kimikazu Suzuki’s club is preparing for the upcoming FIBA ...

Concern mounts over agricultural aid in Mozambique

Jun 5, 2013

Concern mounts over agricultural aid in Mozambique

While Japan advocated investment and private sector-led growth in Africa at the big aid conference this weekend, concern mounted among citizens’ groups that an agriculture project in Mozambique that Tokyo is pushing as one of its key projects in Africa, may end up depriving ...

May 31, 2013

Mozambique farmers seek halt to aid project

Farmers in Mozambique are calling on the governments of Japan, Brazil and Mozambique to halt a project aimed at supporting agricultural development there, saying it will result in land grabs. Members of the National Peasants Union, known as UNAC, which represents peasants across Mozambique, ...

Apr 29, 2013

Mozambique losing fight to save elephants

Mozambique’s elephant population risks being obliterated within a decade unless tight antipoaching measures are introduced, conservationists have warned. The alarming scale of the poaching problem has become increasingly apparent, with an aerial survey of the north of the country in 2011 tallying 2,667 elephant ...