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RELIEF

Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
May 4, 2020
Coronavirus forces evacuation of Japanese humanitarian aid workers
Nongovernmental organizations have repatriated some Japanese workers due to tighter travel restrictions and poor health care systems in the countries where they operate.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jan 16, 2020
Naomi Osaka joins top tennis players in relief effort for Australian fires
Reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka joined several other top players on Wednesday for a charity match to help relief efforts for the wildfires that have recently devastated large parts of Australia.
BUSINESS
Sep 12, 2017
British billionaire Branson urges 'Marshall Plan' after Irma ravages Caribbean
British billionaire Richard Branson has called for a "Marshall plan" to help the Caribbean recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma, which left tens of thousands homeless and sparked looting on islands left short of food and water.
WORLD / Politics
Sep 11, 2017
No talk of ousting U.S. House Speaker Ryan: key GOP conservative
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, a leading House conservative, said on Sunday that fellow conservatives are not discussing replacing Speaker Paul Ryan despite unhappiness with the way Republican leaders handled last week's debt ceiling increase that included no fiscal reforms.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 6, 2017
Mexican volunteers put politics aside, cross border to aid Texas after Hurricane Harvey
Mexico has come to the aid of the United States following Hurricane Harvey, sending Red Cross volunteers, food and supplies to a country whose president has proposed building a wall to keep the two neighbors apart.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 11, 2016
After U.N. visit, Abe eyes Cuba visit and offer of ¥120 billion in debt relief
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering offering Cuba debt relief worth ¥120 billion during his planned visit to the Caribbean nation this month, according to sources.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 4, 2015
Marines arrive in Nepal; trio rescued after eight days under rubble
Three people were pulled alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, as a supply logjam threatened to hamper disaster relief efforts bolstered by the arrival of U.S. aircraft and troops.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2015
Japan to dispatch SDF to Nepal, part of multifaceted aid effort
The government said Tuesday it is sending 110 Self-Defense Forces troops to Nepal to carry out medical work as part of a multifaceted aid effort to the nation struck by a devastating earthquake on Saturday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 28, 2015
Quake-displaced thousands flee Kathmandu as Nepal struggles to organize disaster relief
Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.
JAPAN
Mar 22, 2015
Japan mulls $1.2 million in aid for nations hit by Cyclone Pam
Japan is considering extending $1.2 million in emergency grant aid to Vanuatu and other Pacific nations devastated by powerful Cyclone Pam, a senior government official said Sunday.
WORLD
Nov 12, 2014
U.S. urges IMF to cancel debt of Ebola-stricken countries
The United States on Tuesday proposed that the International Monetary Fund write off some $100 million in debt it is owed by Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to free up more resources for those countries, the hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 5, 2014
Amazon signs disaster relief delivery pact with Tokushima Prefecture
Amazon Japan K.K. signed an agreement Friday with Tokushima Prefecture for consumers to buy and donate relief supplies on the retailer's website in the event of a major earthquake or other natural disaster hitting the area.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 17, 2014
Sen. Warren sides with loan-strapped students over billionaires as 2016 draft begins
A day after a group formed to draft Elizabeth Warren to seek the 2016 presidential nomination, the Massachusetts senator riled up student activists with a speech on her bill that would let them refinance loans at lower rates.
JAPAN / Politics
May 24, 2014
ODA for foreign armies mulled
The government might begin to extend official development aid to foreign military forces engaged in noncombat operations.

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