Abe pledges ¥12 billion to Uzbekistan

National / Politics Oct 25, 2015

Abe pledges ¥12 billion to Uzbekistan

Japan on Sunday pledged ¥12.7 billion in official development assistance to Uzbekistan — ¥12 billion in loans and ¥700 million in grant aid — for the purpose of upgrading power-generation facilities in the country as well as medical equipment at hospitals, Japanese officials said. The ...

National / 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. The government would announce the financial aid toward the next round of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), the ...

Editorials 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.

Cambodia inaugurates Japan-funded bridge across Mekong River

National Apr 6, 2015

Cambodia inaugurates Japan-funded bridge across Mekong River

Cambodia on Monday inaugurated the Japan-funded Tsubasa Bridge across the Mekong River. During the opening ceremony in Neak Loeung, about 60 km east of Phnom Penh, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked Japan for its assistance. "Long live the friendship between Cambodia and Japan," he ...