National Jun 4, 2018

JICA gives crop diversification training to Afghan officials in India

by Atul Ranjan

Japan recently conducted a training program in India on crop diversification in Afghanistan as part of its third-country training initiative in collaboration with partner countries, according to Tokyo's development aid agency. The Japan International Cooperation Agency invited 12 Afghan government officials to train in Himachal ...

Reference | Q&A Apr 15, 2015

Is China-led bank a lost opportunity?

by Atsushi Kodera

China's proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is causing a stir as the majority of Group of 20 leading economies sign on as founding members, while the U.S. and Japan remain on the sidelines. This outcome for a Chinese initiative that challenges the U.S.-led global financial ...

National Dec 24, 2013

2014 foreign aid to be cut 1.3% to ¥550.2 billion

The government said Tuesday it will reduce overall foreign aid to ¥550.2 billion in the general account budget for fiscal 2014, down by 1.3 percent, or ¥7.1 billion, from the amount initially allocated for the current fiscal year — the 15th straight year of ...