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Kaho Shimizu
JAPAN / Q&A
Apr 8, 2008
Japan must put TICAD ball in play
Japan held the first Tokyo International Conference on African Development in 1993 to get the international community to reengage with poverty-stricken Africa.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2008
Africa wants partners, not just handouts
Poverty, hunger, infectious disease, conflict — words that readily come to mind when Japanese consider Africa.
JAPAN
Apr 7, 2008
Donors agree to cooperate on aid
Group of Eight development ministers and emerging donors such as China and South Korea acknowledged Sunday in Tokyo the importance of cooperating on assistance to developing countries.
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2008
G8, emerging donors start development talks in Tokyo
Ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized countries dealing with development issues kicked off a discussion Saturday in Tokyo to seek cooperation from emerging donors such as China, India and Brazil at a time when conventional donor countries are struggling to boost their aid.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 4, 2008
ODA fall poses Africa policy dilemma
The international African aid conference to be held in Yokohama in late May comes at a time when Japan's official development assistance is in decline and rival China's "resource diplomacy" is rising, putting Foreign Ministry officials in a quandary.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2008
Poverty in Japan scrutinized at multinational school event
About 2,000 people gathered Saturday at Tokyo's Kanda Hitotsubashi Junior High School to take in seminars, workshops, food, refreshment, music and films during a unique festival to address poverty in Japan.
JAPAN
Mar 29, 2008
Panel calls for direct producer contracts for Defense Ministry
A Defense Ministry internal panel considering procurement system reforms issued a report Friday urging that middlemen be bypassed and encouraging direct contracts with equipment manufacturers.
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2008
Permanent law on SDF overseas dispatch in the works: Fukuda
Looking to avoid another round of Diet wrangling over the dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said Tuesday that the government will draft permanent legislation during the current Diet session allowing for the dispatch of the SDF overseas for multinational operations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 20, 2008
NPO works to reduce hunger, trim waistlines
Still haven't made up your mind what to eat for lunch today?
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2008
World needs revolution in climate change: Blair
CHIBA — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Saturday urged both developed and developing countries to break their stalemate and reach a global deal that will allow all major carbon dioxide emitters to take collective action on climate change.
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2008
Hu's visit faces delay until May
Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Tokyo may have to wait until May instead of mid-April because of the increasingly bitter dispute over pesticide-tainted meat-and-vegetable 'gyoza" dumplings from China, government sources said Wednesday.
JAPAN
Mar 5, 2008
Freighter dings MSDF destroyers in Vietnam
Two Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers were hit by a Vietnamese freighter Tuesday at the port of Ho Chi Minh City, the second accident there in two days involving MSDF vessels, MSDF officials said.
JAPAN
Feb 28, 2008
Rice states regrets for alleged rape of teen in Okinawa
Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed her deepest regrets to Japan on Wednesday over the alleged Feb. 10 rape of a 14-year-old Okinawa girl by a U.S. Marine.
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2008
Hill rues U.S. forces discipline lapse, tough on North
Visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill expressed his regret Thursday to Japanese government officials in Tokyo over the alleged rape of a 14-year-old Okinawa girl by a U.S. Marine last week.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2008
MSDF destroyer cuts fishing trawler in half
A Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer cut a small trawler in two before dawn Tuesday in the Pacific about 40 km off Chiba Prefecture, and the boat's father-and-son crew were missing.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2008
U.S. sets up task force over Okinawa rape case
The United States Forces Japan set up a task force of top brass to review and reinforce its sexual-harassment and assault-prevention programs as resentment builds over the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl by a U.S. Marine in Okinawa, its commander said Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Feb 13, 2008
Pollen set to come out of hibernation
For sufferers of "kafunsho" (pollen allergy), it's hay fever season again.
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2008
Okinawa rape case sparks resentment
A U.S. Marine who allegedly raped a 14-year-old Okinawa girl was turned over to prosecutors Tuesday in a case that has prompted government officials to voice outrage and warn the incident could affect the Japan-U.S. alliance and the reorganization of U.S. bases in the prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 8, 2008
Lee gives Japan hope for united front against North
The inauguration of a new South Korean administration this month will bring Tokyo, Seoul and Washington closer to a unified position on how to deal with North Korea, while Japan's concerns that it might be left behind by the U.S. diminish as Pyongyang delays disclosing its nuclear programs, experts and...
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2008
'Gyoza' poisoned after leaving factory: China
The head of the Chinese delegation in Japan for talks over recent food poisonings said Wednesday he believes the Chinese-made frozen "gyoza" dumplings were deliberately tainted with pesticide after being shipped from the factory and not during the production process.

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