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Locals dig during search-and-rescue efforts at the site of a landslide at Yambali village in the region of Maip Mulitaka in Papua New Guinea's Enga Province on May 30.
Jun 4, 2024
'High likelihood' of more landslides at Papua New Guinea disaster site
Locals' continued recovery efforts could provoke another landslide in the area, and relocating them should be "non-negotiable," government experts said.
This handout photo taken on May 28 shows locals digging at the site of a landslide at Yambali village in the region of Maip Mulitaka, in Papua New Guinea's Enga Province.
May 29, 2024
'A mountain fell on them,' says rescue worker at PNG landslide site
Rescue officials say chances of finding survivors are slim.
Locals gather amid the damage after a landslide in Maip Mulitaka, Enga province, Papua New Guinea, on Friday.
May 27, 2024
More than 2,000 buried alive in Papua New Guinea landslide
Treacherous terrain, a remote location and water flowing under the debris, make it extremely dangerous to search for survivors.
Locals gather to help in the search effort after a landslide that hit in Papua New Guinea's Enga province on Friday.
May 26, 2024
More than 670 estimated dead in Papua New Guinea landslide: U.N.
The unforgiving terrain, damaged roads and an outbreak of tribal violence nearby have seriously hamstrung efforts to get help into the disaster zone.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara (center) makes a keynote speech during a two-day meeting of defense ministers of Japan and Pacific island countries in Tokyo
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 21, 2024
Japan defense academy to accept students from Pacific states
The academy will accept students from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Tonga, all of which have their own militaries.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (left) and Papua New Guinea Defense Minister Win Bakri Daki walk to their meeting in Port Moresby on Thursday.
Jul 27, 2023
Austin visit signals Papua New Guinea's growing strategic importance
Topping the agenda were discussions with Prime Minister James Marape on the implementation of two landmark security pacts that Washington and Port Moresby negotiated in May.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 19, 2023
'Quad' leaders to meet on sidelines of G7, White House says
The U.S. said the leaders would hold their summit in Hiroshima to ensure that the four leaders could come together to mark the Quad’s progress over the past year.
Japan Times
May 17, 2023
Biden cancels stops in Australia and Papua New Guinea after G7 Hiroshima summit
The decision was seen as a self-inflicted blow to hopes of a more visible U.S. presence in the Indo-Pacific amid its competition with China in the region.
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2023
Biden to meet 18 Pacific leaders in Papua New Guinea as U.S. and China vie for influence
The South Pacific was seen as a relative diplomatic backwater after World War II but it is increasingly the arena for powers to compete for commercial, political and military influence.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2023
Australian professor among three hostages released in Papua New Guinea
An Australian archaeologist and two Papua New Guinea researchers held for a week were released after a ransom payment.
Japan Times
Sep 11, 2022
Two dead in 'massive' Papua New Guinea quake
There is limited communication in the area struck by a deadly Papua New Guinea quake, with little government resources and few paved roads, making assessment and rescue efforts difficult.
Japan Times
May 30, 2022
China and Pacific island nations unable to reach consensus on security pact
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday urged the Pacific region not to be 'too anxious' about his country's aims after a meeting in Fiji with his counterparts from 10 island nations.
Japan Times
Oct 28, 2021
Ransomware hackers freeze millions of dollars in Papua New Guinea
The government's network systems have several critical vulnerabilities that would have allowed the attackers to breach networks, people familiar with Papua New Guinea's data security said.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2021
Australia’s influence in Pacific Islands grows as China’s wanes
As Beijing has pulled back from the strategic region amid the pandemic, Canberra has stepped up support for vaccinations in the countries there.
Japan Times
Aug 21, 2020
Japan vows to support Papua New Guinea's post-coronavirus recovery
Tokyo said in June it would provide u00a51.9 billion in grants help strengthen Papua New Guinea's medical and health system and its maritime security efforts.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2019
'The revolution is ongoing': Bougainville to revive radical mining proposal
Bougainville Vice President Raymond Masono said he will revive a plan to overhaul the region's mining laws after its ongoing independence referendum, which could strip the former operator of the Panguna gold and copper project of its interests.
Japan Times
Nov 26, 2019
Evacuated Japanese volunteer returns to Bougainville to see independence vote
The last Japanese citizen to be evacuated from a war-torn region of Papua New Guinea has returned to witness a long-awaited referendum on independence.
May 15, 2019
Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Papua New Guinea; tsunami warning lifted
A shallow magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck close to Papua New Guinea's remote island of New Britain on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, triggering a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific that was later lifted.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 31, 2019
Siberian cave findings shed light on enigmatic extinct Denisovan human species
Scientists using sophisticated techniques to determine the age of bone fragments, teeth and artifacts unearthed in a Siberian cave have provided new insight into a mysterious extinct human species that may have been more advanced than previously known.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 18, 2018
Outflanking China, U.S. allies — including Japan — pledge to provide electricity to Papua New Guinea
The United States and three of its allies, including Japan, on Sunday unveiled a $1.7 billion plan to provide electricity and internet to much of Papua New Guinea, the first step of a plan that will counter China's "Belt and Road" spending in the region.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals