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JAPAN / Politics
Aug 20, 2015
Japan mulling three-year, ¥1 trillion aid package for Africa
Japan is considering extending around ¥1 trillion in official development assistance to Africa over three years from 2016, a Japanese government source said Thursday.
Aug 7, 2015
Oda tied for sixth after opening round at Bridgestone Invitational
Komei Oda shot a 2-under par 68 to tie for sixth in the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday, with Hideki Matsuyama a stroke behind in a tie for 14th.
Jul 28, 2015
Stepping up the war on poverty
The emphasis on Japan's national interests in aid policy raises doubts if the nation can make meaningful contributions to eradicating poverty in the recipient countries.
LIFE / Style & Design
Jul 7, 2015
Collector of Danish chairs looks to pass on historically valuable artifacts
Noritsugu Oda, who received the first Wegner Prize for his collection of 140 chairs by Danish designer Hans Wegner, says he regards it as his "mission" to collect and pass on such historically valuable artifacts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 4, 2015
Japan, Mekong ink new ¥750 billion aid deal
Japan reveals a new three-year aid plan at the Japan-Mekong Summit to promote stability in the region and counter China's growing clout in Southeast Asia.
Jun 22, 2015
Christian warlord Takayama Ukon to be beatified
The Vatican has agreed to recognize Takayama Ukon, one of Japan's best-known Christian warlords, as beatus or "blessed," the stage before being declared a saint, Vatican sources said.
May 29, 2015
Changes to ODA Charter reflect new realities
Japan's strategy for distributing foreign aid has undergone a much-needed revamping to reflect today's realities.
Apr 18, 2015
Kiryu places third in 200-meter race
Sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu settled for third in the men's 200 meters on the opening day of the Oda Memorial International meet on Saturday.
Japan Times
Apr 6, 2015
Cambodia inaugurates Japan-funded bridge across Mekong River
Cambodia on Monday inaugurated the Japan-funded Tsubasa Bridge across the Mekong River.
Mar 13, 2015
Stronger ties with ASEAN vital to Japan's security: ODA paper
Japan called for stronger ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in an annual report on foreign aid Friday, saying they were vital to ensuring its national security at a time when China's influence in the region is growing.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 6, 2015
Laos' Thongsing meets with Abe, vows to deepen ties with Japan
The visiting prime minister of Laos pledged on Friday to further develop bilateral ties with Japan amid increasing interest from Japanese companies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 10, 2015
Japan adopts new aid policy, may aid foreign militaries
The Abe government approves new guidelines for foreign aid, stipulating for the first time that Japan can fund foreign military forces, although the assistance must be for 'nonmilitary purposes.'
Jan 30, 2015
New ODA policy raises risks
The Abe administration will soon endorse a new basic policy on official development assistance under which Japan may extend aid to the armed forces of developing countries provided the aid is used for nonmilitary purposes such as assistance in times of disaster.
Nov 16, 2014
Questionable ODA policy shift
The Abe administration plans to introduce new ODA guidelines that will pave the way for aid to armed forces of other nations.
Nov 15, 2014
Japan and Caribbean nations agree to cooperate on UNSC reform
Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his counterparts from Caribbean nations agreed Saturday in Tokyo to bolster cooperation in pushing for reform of the U.N. Security Council next year, the 70th anniversary of the global body's founding.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 1, 2014
Consultants plead guilty to bribing Asian officials over ODA
The former president of a Tokyo-based consulting firm and two others connected with the company pleaded guilty on Wednesday to bribing officials in Vietnam, Indonesia and Uzbekistan to gain favor for Japanese-funded railway projects in those countries.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2014
Takahashi should light Olympic flame at 2020 Games
We still have more than 2,000 days to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, but it is never too early to speculate on a some of the mystery that will surround the Opening Ceremony.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2014
Japan working with foreign coast guards for safer seas
When Japan makes its case for the rule of law and tries to ensure maritime security, the spotlight often falls on its Self-Defense Forces, an "armed organization" whose use of force is strictly limited under the pacifist Constitution.
Jun 28, 2014
When a physical wasteland bred a moral wasteland
He lived by fire and he died by fire. He was vile — coldblooded, amoral, ruthless. He was the man his time called for, and the man his time called forth — a vile time, by most standards. Its name is Sengoku Jidai, a period of prolonged civil war. Oda Nobunaga (1534-82) is its most representative...
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 26, 2014
Broader foreign aid urged
Japan should expand its use of overseas development assistance by targeting new regions and projects and consider funding noncombat operations led by foreign military forces, a panel said Thursday in a report to Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan