Editorials Oct 4, 2014

Poorer students dropping out

More and more students are being forced to drop out of universities, colleges and vocational schools because they cannot afford tuition. Can Japan's institutions afford not to provide greater financial assistance to stop this waste of talent?

Japan to extend ¥10.5 billion telecom loans to Myanmar

National / Politics Aug 9, 2014

Japan to extend ¥10.5 billion telecom loans to Myanmar

Japan said Saturday it will extend a total of ¥10.5 billion in loans to Myanmar to improve the country's communications network linking major cities and meet growing demand for mobile phones and the Internet. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida offered the low interest loans during talks ...

Aid for Ukraine topic at G-7 meet

Business Apr 11, 2014

Aid for Ukraine topic at G-7 meet

The Group of Seven finance ministers and central bank governors met Thursday in Washington to discuss the need for financial aid in crisis-hit Ukraine and the possibility of additional sanctions against Russia. The discussions "covered the major and recent developments in the global economy and ...

National Feb 28, 2014

$200 million for Palestinians mulled

Japan plans to provide about $200 million, or around ¥20.4 billion, in aid to the Palestine Authority as part of efforts to promote Middle East peace talks, a government source said. The administration is apparently aiming to mend ties with the United States, following Prime ...