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The world needs to avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that go with providing debt relief and should craft sustainable solutions for financially distressed nations. 
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 1, 2024
Developing countries’ never-ending debt crisis
Creditors have a role in resolving debt crises. This means all eyes are on China, which is the single most important creditor for debt distress.
Vietnam's National Assembly (Parliament) building in Hanoi.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Mar 1, 2024
Report says Vietnam to crackdown on workers' rights and foreign aid
The 88 Project couldn't confirm the document's authenticity but acknowledged its partial coverage in state media.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with Ukraine's prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, during the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction in Tokyo on Monday.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 23, 2024
Where others dither, Japan delivers on aid to Ukraine
Japan is doing all it can to prove to the Kremlin that it will ultimately be Ukraine, not Russia, that will prosper when the war is over.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa at the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2024
Japan eyes providing $32 million in additional humanitarian aid to Gaza
At a G20 meeting, Japan's top diplomat voiced concern about the "critical humanitarian situation" in the Gaza Strip.
People gather as rescuers search for survivors under rubble in the town of Jandaris, Syria, on Feb. 6, 2023, following an earthquake that day.
JAPAN
Feb 20, 2024
Japanese students working to help Syrian people hit by 2023 quake
About 30 companies are offering support for the students' efforts.
A delegation of Ukrainian officials look at machinery used for debris processing in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, in January.
JAPAN
Feb 18, 2024
Japanese technology to contribute to Ukraine reconstruction, government hopes
Japanese officials will meet with Ukrainian counterparts in Tokyo on Monday to discuss measures to support the reconstruction of their country.
The government plans to establish a system that allows any child to enroll in day care establishments regardless of whether their parents work or not.
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2024
Japan's Cabinet OKs bill on measures to tackle falling birthrate
The bill includes plans to expand child benefits and establish a system allowing any child to enroll in day care establishments.
Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 16, 2024
Anxious over funding delay, Pacific island nations warn about China
The additional amount currently needed is a relatively small $2.3 billion.
Refugees, who fled a flare-up in fighting between the Myanmar army and insurgent groups and settled temporarily on the Moei River bank, receive aid from Thailand on the Thai-Myanmar border, in Mae Sot, Thailand, in January 2022.
JAPAN
Feb 11, 2024
Japanese group strives to aid displaced Myanmar people
The Chit Chit Khin Khin Foundation has shipped rice, oil and vegetables to displaced people in three camps along the Thai border.
U.S. Senators raced on Thursday to revive a sweeping emergency national security aid bill for Ukraine and Israel that has stalled yet again on Capitol Hill amid Republican resistance.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 9, 2024
U.S. Senate votes to start work on Ukraine aid in shock turnaround
The procedural vote to at least consider the bill marked a stunning about-face by Senate Republicans.
Ukrainian Railway trains at the central railway station of Kyiv on Sunday
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2024
Ukrainian Railways to buy rails from Nippon Steel
Nippon Steel plans to deliver about 15,000 metric tons of rails in summer and 7,500 metric tons next year.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has said an initial vote on the bill would take place no later than Wednesday, but faces opposition from both sides of the aisle.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 5, 2024
U.S. Senate unveils $118 billion bipartisan border security bill
The measure faces an uncertain future amid opposition by Donald Trump and hard-line Republicans.
Changes from the World Bank are part of broader reform efforts to expand the development lender's mission to tackle climate change and other global crises, and vastly enlarging its lending capacity.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 2, 2024
World Bank to offer access to emergency funds from existing loans
The move will offer nations hit by a hurricane, earthquake or pandemic a liquidity burst that could reduce hardship.
A woman makes a donation for people affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake set up at Shinjuku's Keio Department Store's in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN
Feb 1, 2024
¥17 billion raised for quake-hit Ishikawa
A committee made up of members of related organizations will decide how to allocate the funds, which will be distributed via local municipalities.
A Ukrainian serviceman prepares shells to fire a L119 howitzer toward Russian troops from a position near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Jan. 25.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2024
EU grapples with future of military aid for Ukraine
Most EU countries are ready to inject €5 billion into the military aid fund to help Kyiv but Germany wants changes to the fund first.
Displaced Palestinian people sit on benches as they wait outside a clinic of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday.
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2024
Japan suspends funding to U.N. Palestinian refugee agency
Several of the agency's top donors including the United States and Germany have since halted funding to UNRWA.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House during an event to welcome mayors attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 20, 2024
Biden open to asylum changes to clinch Ukraine and border deals
The U.S. president said he is open to "massive changes” in border policy, including to asylum laws, in order to secure a deal that would unlock Ukraine aid.
Police officers search for victims in a snow covered residential area which was devastated by a tsunami following an earthquake, in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 9.
JAPAN
Jan 16, 2024
Japan raises emergency budget reserves for quake relief
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has ordered a rare revision of an already finalized budget plan to ensure sufficient funds are allocated for relief efforts.
Humanitarian and medical aid boxes are loaded into a plane to be airdropped by the French and Jordanian air forces for a field hospital set up in Gaza's second city, Khan Younis, at Zarqa airport in Jordan on Friday.
WORLD
Jan 7, 2024
For civilians or Hamas? 'Dual use' issue complicates aid efforts
The issue of which items do or don't get through has become more urgent and contested as the war has unfolded.
A man walks past a collapsed house in Anamizu Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Wednesday, after an earthquake struck the Noto region of the prefecture on New Year's Day.
JAPAN
Jan 5, 2024
U.S. to provide Japan quake support including through military
Logistical support from the U.S. military as well as food and other supplies are being readied.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves