On March 15, Ambassador Koji Haneda attended the Ceremonial Handover of Japanese Construction Heavy Machineries and the Signing Ceremony of the Exchange of Notes with the UN-Habitat for Marawi Rehabilitation in Marawi City. From the Philippine side, Executive Secretary Medialdea, Secretary Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Secretary Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Assistant Secretary Castro from Bangon Marawi, Vice Governor Alont Adiong of Lanao del Sur, and Mayor Gandamra of Marawi City joined the ceremony.
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.1- 2018
Tropical Cyclone LAN (named PAOLO in the Philippines) made landfall in Japan over Shizuoka Prefecture on 22 October evening (UTC) as a typhoon. It then moved over Chiba prefecture. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge affected Honshu Island, including the area of Tokyo. According to local media, at least two people have been killed and at least five have been injured in central Japan.
Over the next 24 hours, the typhoon will move over open water, weakening and dissipating. Heavy rain may continue to affect Honshu and Hokkaido Islands on 23-24 October.
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 36- 2017
Around 38,000 displaced Filipinos affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City will receive food assistance thanks to a $1.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the ongoing relief operations in Mindanao.
On 23 May 2017, the Government of the Philippines launched a military and law enforcement operation in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur province. As of 20 August, 359,680 individuals have been internally displaced. Children and adolescents up to 19 years old make up 57% of those displaced; of these, 19% are adolescents. Mass evacuations took place as local residents sought refuge in safer areas in Marawi City and in the adjacent provinces of Lanao del Sur (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao/ARMM) and Lanao del Norte.
Protecting displaced children, families and host communities from disease and illnesses
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 30- 2017
On July 28, Japan decided to extend humanitarian grant aid of 2,000,000 U.S. dollars (approximately 222,000,000 Japanese yen) to support relief operations for those affected by the Marawi crisis in Mindanao through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
MANILA, July 24 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III announced that the Land Bank of the Philippines has begun implementing a Japan-funded $40 million (P1.76 billion) project that aims to jumpstart agribusiness investments and raise farmers’ incomes in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other conflict-affected areas in the southern Philippines.
Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa signed 2 grant contracts at the Embassy of Japan on March 6, 2017 between each representative of Japanese NGOs which are conducting activities in the Philippines for its development. The total amount of US$ 1,019,051 (approximately 45.9 million pesos), is funded through the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, a small-grant funding program of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects started in the Philippines in 2002.
The number of displaced families in North Cotabato province temporarily increased from 186 families to about 600 families (2,800 people) following armed conflict over land between two clans associated with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on 7 Jan. About 60 per cent of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) returned home by 12 Jan. Remaining IDPs are staying with friends or relatives. Initial assistance was provided by municipal authorities.
2,800 people displaced
29 September 2014 – Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel M. Lopez expressed his sincere appreciation for an unusual donation to the Philippines at a ceremony held at the former Philippine Embassy Building in Nampeidai, Shibuya on September 17. Nine tons of emergency provisions were donated by the Chiyoda City Government in Tokyo for distribution by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines in October 2014.