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30 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to newly dispatch a expert to the Republic of Liberia through the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West African countries. The expert will depart early February and take part in the Infection Prevention and Control in the field.

  2. This brings to 14 the total number of Japanese experts having participated or participating in the WHO mission.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On Tuesday, January 20, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 19 million yen (Tents, Blankets, etc.) to Republic of Malawi, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Malawi following serious damage from the floods in the country.

29 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On, January 23rd, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 15 million yen (Tents, Plastic sheets, etc.) to the Republic of Mozambique, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Mozambique following serious damage from flooding.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Japan

The Embassy of Japan has decided today to extend a grant of ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and seventy-eight dollars (USD 99,978) to “Zimbabwe Council for the Blind” for the implementation of “the Project for the Improvement of Eye Care Facility in Mashonaland West”.

The Grant Contracts to this effect were signed by the Ambassador of Japan to Zimbabwe H.E. Mr. Yoshi Hiraishi and the Director of Zimbabwe Council for the Blind, Mr. Aplos Nyathi at the Embassy of Japan in Harare today.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Japan

The Embassy of Japan has decided today to extend a grant of forty-seven thousand six hundred and seventy dollars (USD47,670) to Nyanhewe Primary School in Kariba District in order to implement its project for the improvement of sanitation and hygiene at Nyanhewe Primary School in Kariba District.
The Grant Contracts to this effect were signed by the Ambassador of Japan to Zimbabwe, H.E. Mr. Yoshi Hiraishi and School Headmaster of Nyanhewe Primary School, Mr. John Siasayi at the Embassy in Harare today.

26 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Japan

1.Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Dr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine, had a meeting in Ramallah on January 20, 2015. They discussed the relationship between Japan and Palestine as well as the Middle East Peace Process.

25 Jan 2015 description

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative and Deputy Representative along with the Deputy Director General of the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA), Deputy Head of Mission for the Australian Embassy and Second Secretary from the Japanese Embassy inaugurated Molavi School located in Tabadkan area in Mashhad. The area hosts one of the highest concentrations of refugees of school age in the province (22,000 in Tabadkan out of 47,444 in Khorasan e Razavi province) and one third of all refugee students in Mashhad.

23 Jan 2015 description
report Mail and Guardian

REX CHIKOKO

The government of impoverished Malawi has said it will need more than $65-million (R750-million) to reach out to more than 121,000 people made homeless and cut off by flooding, the worst in 24 years.

Malawi is the worst affected of the three southeast African countries hit by heavy rainstorms, which started two weeks ago. Mozambique and Madagascar have also reported damage and deaths from floods.

22 Jan 2015 description

By Anton Usov

The government of Japan, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the EBRD have joined forces to launch a new campaign titled “African swine fever: Risk Awareness Raising and Risk Mitigation in Ukraine”.

The initiative, financially supported by the government of Japan and FAO, will be implemented by the EBRD in the Kiev and Poltava regions.

21 Jan 2015 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a generous contribution from the Government of Japan to support its emergency operations in Sudan.

This new contribution of ¥390 million (US$3.2 million) will be used to provide some 862,000 school children across Sudan with nutritious meals for two months through WFP’s school feeding programme.

20 Jan 2015 description

By Andy McElroy and Yuki Matsuoka

KOBE, 20 January 2015 – Of the many milestones on the “Road to Sendai,” the Kobe earthquake stands out. The learning from the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake remains relevant today as governments from around the world prepare to meet in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March.

19 Jan 2015 description

By Andy McElroy and Yuki Matsuoka

KOBE, 19 January 2015 – A firm resolve to build a more resilient future in honour of those who lost their lives in the Kobe earthquake 20 years ago was evident amid the sombre services of remembrance over the weekend.

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress led the tributes at a special memorial service at Hyogo House to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake attended by relatives of those killed as well as several dignitaries.

16 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On Thursday, January 1st, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 19 million yen (water purifiers, generators, etc.) to Malaysia, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of Malaysia, following serious damage caused by the floods in the country. The Government of Japan decided to provide additional emergency relief goods worth 10 million yen (tents, etc) in response to the additional request from the Government of Malaysia.

16 Jan 2015 description

Gorgan, Golestan Prov., Jan 15, IRNA – Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Iran Yasuto Takeuchi said his office is ready for further cooperation with Iran in the area of improving water productivity.

Speaking in a local meeting on water management here on Thursday, the Japanese official termed positive the plan for increasing water efficiency and improving production level.

16 Jan 2015 description

16 January 2015, KOBE/GENEVA – The Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, today congratulated the Japanese people and government for their steadfast remembrance of the 6,434 people who lost their lives on 17 January 1995 when the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake struck at 5.46 a.m. local time. She will participate in tomorrow’s official commemoration.

14 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Japan

The government of Japan turned over the reconstructed daycare center and national agricultural school to the Government of the Philippines in a ceremony held on January 13, 2015 in Municipalities of Guian and Balangiga, Eastern Samar for the Japan-funded Quick Impact Projects under Urgent Development Study on the Project on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda. The ceremony was attended by second secretary of the Embassy of Japan Koji Otani and the chief representative of JICA Philippine office Noriaki Niwa.

07 Jan 2015 description

Related to the article on 19th December, 2014, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched emergency relief supplies to Cabo Verde.

Emergency goods to the value of 3.5 million JPY – including 20 generators and cord reels – were dispatched and arrived at Francisco Mendes Airport, Praia, the capital city of the country, on the evening of 31st December, 2014.

07 Jan 2015 description

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) dispatched emergency relief supplies to Malaysia to help the flood affected.

Emergency goods to the value of 19 million JPY – including 30 water purifiers, 40 generators and cord reels and 50 water tanks– were released from the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) at Subang Airport, Malaysia and handed over to the Government of Malaysia on 3rd January.

A handover ceremony of the emergency supplies took place at Subang Airport at 17:00(local time) on 4th January.

06 Jan 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | Tuesday 6/1/2015 - 16:00 GMT |

The earthquake that set off the tsunami which caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster was unleashed by a stealthy nine-year buildup of pressure on a plate boundary, scientists said Tuesday.

Part of a fault where two mighty plates on the Earth's crust collide east of Japan was being quietly crushed and twisted for nearly a decade, they said.

It was this hard to detect activity which caused the fault eventually to rip open on March 11, 2011 and cause the catastrophe.

06 Jan 2015 description

Tehran – Refugees have an important role in the reconstruction of their homeland. The Government of Japan has consistently supported efforts to promote education, livelihood opportunities and access to health care for Afghan refugees in Iran so they may be healthy and better equipped to contribute to the Afghan society when they choose to return in a safe and dignified manner.