The Japanese government has agreed to provide $1,093 million to build youth capacity and promote community health, sanitation and hygiene in two Cambodian provinces under the NGO Project Assistance Grant Japanese. MIKAMI Masahiro, Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia and the representatives of the beneficiary organizations signed their contracts on Wednesday,Read More →

For years, Olive Mukashema, a resident of Kigabiro Sector, Rwamagana District, cultivated rice in the traditional way for fear of losing water for irrigation during the dry season and lack of skills on how to to solve the problem. However, when the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched its projectRead More →

By Wang Hui-sheng 王輝生 On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, the government announced its intention to lift a ban on food imports from five Japanese prefectures near the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Dai-ichi, thus turning a “stumbling block”.Read More →

Japan is under increasing pressure to choose between punishing Myanmar’s military for its coup last year or allowing it to continue participating in a training program billed as bolstering Tokyo’s diplomatic and security ties. Members of Human Rights Watch, an international organization, have criticized the Defense Ministry for allowing MyanmarRead More →

Restrictions on entry to Japan that were imposed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic two years ago continue to hurt the operations of German companies in a key and long-standing market. Several German companies are rethinking their strategies in the world’s third-largest economy, with Japan showing no signs ofRead More →

The head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, has urged Japan to contribute to the nuclear weapons treaty effort. Saturday marked one year since the entry into force of the UN treaty banning the use, development and possession of nuclear weapons. Fifty-nine countries and regions haveRead More →

The Japanese government has decided to declare a near-state of emergency for 13 additional prefectures, including Tokyo, due to an increase in coronavirus infections. The declaration will be in place from Friday to February 13. The 13 prefectures are: Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Gunma, Niigata, Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Kagawa, Nagasaki,Read More →

On Friday, more than 20,000 new coronavirus infections were confirmed across Japan. The surge in cases, which is attributed to the Omicron variant, has authorities thinking about how to maintain social and economic activity. It is the first time in more than four months that the daily tally has exceededRead More →

A Reddit article showing a photo of the care package received from the Japanese government while a person was in quarantine after testing positive for Covid goes viral. The image of the generous care package garnered thousands of upvotes and sparked discussion on the advocacy agenda of governments around theRead More →

This file photo from December 8, 2015 shows Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, center, at the inauguration ceremony for the International Counterterrorism Intelligence Unit. (Mainichi / Shinnosuke Kyan) The Mainichi Shimbun answers some common questions readers may have about the Japanese equivalent of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Question: IsRead More →

January 2, 2022 1:56 p.m. ET Transport trucks line up to be loaded with containers in Tokyo, Jan. 18, 2020. Photo: Kimimasa Mayama / Shutterstock I do not agree with Chad P. Brown’s analysis of the causes and outcome of the United States-Japan semiconductor negotiations in 1986 (“The False AllureRead More →

Author: Ben Ascione, Waseda University Japan’s political calendar in 2021 has been dominated by the government’s commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics postponed to July amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the election of the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in power in September and the lower house elections inRead More →

Japan approves the Merck Covid pill Delivery of first batch of 1.6 million doses could start as early as Monday, PM says Patients who received Molnupiravir within five days of developing symptoms of the coronavirus were 30% less likely to be hospitalized or die than those who received a placebo,Read More →

International students enrolled in Japanese universities need to know when they can return. The country previously said it would accept foreign nationals (including those registered to study in Japan) in November but with the new Omicron variant, the government implemented a new ban, stressing many stranded students. Not only doRead More →

(Tokyo) – The Japanese government should sever ties with the Burmese military and immediately suspend an overseas military studies program involving Burmese cadets, Human Rights Watch said today. On February 1, 2021, the Burmese army, known as Tatmadaw, staged a coup and installed a junta that overturned democratic elections. AsRead More →

The Japanese stock market ended the session sharply lower on Friday, December 17, 2021, as investors registered gains in the previous two sessions after following broadly negative signals from Wall Street overnight. Sentiment was also heightened amid concerns over the impact of the Omicron variant after several countries around theRead More →

NUCLEAR waste is an endless curse that has eternally haunted the future of civilization for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The challenge of making nuclear energy safer does not end once the electricity has been produced. Nuclear fuel remains dangerously radioactive for thousands of years after it is noRead More →

December 11, 2021 TWO TALES we often talk about Japan. The first is that of a nation in decline, with a population that is shrinking and aging, undermined of its vitality. The second is that of an attractive, hyper-functional, and somewhat eccentric society – a nice place to eat sushiRead More →

Japanese stocks mostly rose on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, with the Nikkei and Topix indices ending at 31-year highs, as lingering hopes of stimulus under a new prime minister and progress on COVID-19 vaccinations in the country continued to support investors’ risk appetite. At the close, the 225-issue Nikkei StockRead More →

The Japanese stock market closed higher on Friday, September 10, 2021, based on lingering expectations, the new Japanese government will introduce new policies to normalize the pandemic-affected economy, focusing on Japanese policy ahead of a vote in the leadership of the ruling party after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says heRead More →