Tag - cambodia



Construction on the Techo Funan Canal, which will span some 180 kilometers from Phnom Penh to the Cambodian coastal province of Kep, is slated to begin later this year.
Apr 15, 2024
U.S. urges transparency over China-backed canal in Cambodia
The waterway will span some 180 kilometers from Phnom Penh to the coastal province of Kep.
Tourists visit Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan in Bangkok in January.
Apr 8, 2024
Thailand leads push for six-nation visa to attract more tourists
The plan is meant to ensure seamless mobility for travelers among neighboring countries.
Children wash their hands with a new public pump installed as part of a climate resilient water system in Inn Chey in Kratie Province.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Mar 31, 2024
Japan sits at the forefront of climate resilient infrastructure in Southeast Asia
Japanese businesses and government agencies are pouring billions of yen into various programs across Cambodia and Southeast Asia to reduce climate risks.
Wakana Nukui has been described as having a knack for storytelling and vividly sharing her vision with those around her.
Mar 24, 2024
A social entrepreneur who is determined to lift Cambodian women's status
Wakana Nukui has fostered new talent in design while opening shops dedicated to local products.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark waves to onlookers on Sept. 1, 2023. Europe's longest-serving monarch said on Sunday that she would abdicate on Jan. 14 and pass the baton to her son Crown Prince Frederik.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
From Edward VIII to Emperor Akihito: Famous abdications
From love to failing health, people have relinquished the throne for a variety of reasons.
Workers plow a field at the site of an economic land concession outside Praeus K'ak village in Cambodia's Preah Vihear province on Dec. 6.
Dec 24, 2023
'Doom for forests': Fears over new Cambodia land grants
Thousands are affected by economic land concessions (ELCs) — land grants to businesses that experts say have driven deforestation and dispossession.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida greets Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet during their bilateral meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 18, 2023
Japan and Cambodia vow to deepen security cooperation
The two sides affirmed cooperation on getting North Korea to completely scrap its arsenal of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.
Sailors sit on a truck at the Cambodian Ream Naval Base in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, in 2019.
Dec 7, 2023
U.S. monitoring reports of Chinese warships at Cambodian base
Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday that Chinese warships had arrived at Cambodia's Ream Naval Base.
Henry Kissinger, alongside U.S. President Richard Nixon, is sworn in as secretary of state on Sept. 22, 1973.
Dec 3, 2023
'My blood boils': Kissinger's bitter legacy in Southeast Asia
In Southeast Asia, millions remember when the U.s. bombed swaths of Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam War, an onslaught ordered by Kissinger and Nixon.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger listens to a question at the China Development Forum in Beijing in 2015.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 30, 2023
Henry Kissinger, controversial American diplomat, dies at 100
While many hailed Kissinger for his brilliance and broad experience, others branded him a war criminal for his support for anti-communist dictatorships.
Hang Dara, an electrician-turned-fisherman, passes the two active coal-fired power plants in Sihanoukville’s Steung Hav district.
Nov 26, 2023
Cambodia's big bet on the dirtiest fossil fuel faces major delays
Large projects are facing long delays amid uncertainty over foreign funding.
Suspects arrested aboard a flight from Cambodia for their alleged involvement in phone scams arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Wednesday night.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 9, 2023
Japanese phone scam suspects speak of harsh conditions in Cambodia
One man said he had only one day off a month and was "not allowed to go outside" the apartment from which the alleged scam was run.
Japanese police investigators arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 8, 2023
Japanese fraud suspects extradited from Cambodia
Investigators say the suspects made fraudulent phone calls from Cambodia posing as nursing home staff and lawyers, aiming to scam victims in Japan.
An apartment building in Phnom Penh where a group of Japanese nationals was detained for allegedly running a phone scam operation.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 7, 2023
25 alleged fraudsters held in Cambodia to be extradited to Japan
Investigators from several Japanese prefectural police authorities have been dispatched to Phnom Penh to facilitate the transfer.
Thon Soukhon, who has been a ranger in Virachey since the forest became one of Cambodia’s first national parks in 1993, holds a rope as he crosses a rain-swollen river within the protected area.
Oct 29, 2023
In the name of sustainability, Cambodia risks its ‘final frontier’ of biodiversity
Virachey National Park is a rare untouched wilderness in Southeast Asia, but potential hydropower plans threaten its future.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet addresses the 78th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 22
Sep 29, 2023
Cambodia's dictatorship marches on and nary a word
Just as quickly as countries condemned Cambodia’s sham elections, its new leader, Hun Manet, was welcomed by the U.N.
A resort hotel in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, where 19 Japanese people believed to be members of a fraud group were staying and later deported in April
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 13, 2023
More than 20 Japanese detained in Cambodia over fraud allegations
The move came after the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia passed on information to local authorities about the existence of Japanese involved in online fraud.
Barbed wire fences are seen outside a shuttered Great Wall Park compound where Cambodian authorities said they had recovered evidence of human trafficking, kidnapping and torture during raids on suspected cybercrime compounds in the coastal city of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, last September.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2023
Hit Chinese movie raises fears of travel in Southeast Asia
Offering a look at the workings of cybercrime in Southeast Asia, “No More Bets” has dampened Chinese travelers' desire to go there.
Hun Manet in Phnom Penh on Tuesday
Aug 22, 2023
Cambodia’s Hun Sen seals political dynasty as son becomes PM
Hun Manet officially assumed the role of prime minister, marking the conclusion of a political succession years in the making.
Hiroki Ito (center), who was arrested Wednesday along with 55-year-old Shigeru Sato over their alleged involvement in a Cambodia-based fraud ring, arrives at Haneda Airport on Thursday, following their deportation from the Southeast Asian country.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 16, 2023
Police arrest two Japanese fraud suspects deported from Cambodia
The pair's arrest comes amid numerous cases of Japanese nationals using bases abroad to commit crimes in their home country.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on