Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 05- 2019
Ambassador Koji Haneda attended the ceremonial turnover of the Japanese disaster reduction equipment under Japan’s Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) on January 18, 2019 at the Department of Public Works and Highways Flood Control Management Office.
Equipment was handed over by the Japanese Government to the Philippine Government in the presence of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar and national government agency representatives.
Japan has supported Chidamoyo Christian Hospital in Hurungwe District to have a new high-precision FujiFilm digital X-Ray machine. The support came through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme, and amounted to US$ 92,418.
The handover ceremony for the new machine took place on 7 December, 2018. Attending the event with Ambassador Iwado was the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Hon. Dr John Mangwiro.
Hydrological and meteorological (hydromet) data collection and analysis in Afghanistan started in the late 1940s and mid-1950s, respectively. The hydrometric network expanded rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, reaching a peak of 150 in 1980, and the meteorological network had a similar trajectory. Two decades of war, however, brought instability and insecurity that reduced public resources, capacities, collaboration, and coordination.
The signing ceremony of “Japanese Grant Aid for The Fourth Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP4)” was held at Economic Relations Division (ERD) of Ministry of Finance on December 10, 2018. Mr. Hiroyasu Izumi, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, and Mr. Monowar Ahmed, Secretary of ERD signed Exchange of Notes representing respective governments. Mr. Hitoshi Hirata, Chief Representative of JICA Bangladesh Office, also attended the ceremony and signed the Grant Agreement for the Programme.
On 6 December 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) officially handed over a total of 307 housing units in Zanjilli neighborhood of West Mosul, Nineveh Governorate, rehabilitated under the project titled “Promoting Urban Recovery and Resilience in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq” generously funded by the Government of Japan.
Juba, 6 December 2018 – A high-level delegation of the Embassy of Japan in South Sudan, the United Nations, and the representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) visited Kasire Village in Rajaf, on the outskirts of Juba Town. The delegation was led by H.E. Mr. Seiji Okada, the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, Mr. Alain Noudéhou, the UN DSRSG, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, together with Mr. Henry Andrew Okwera, the Director General of the NMAA, and Mr.
Joint Press Release
New US$ 4.6 million Japanese grant to procure Oral Polio Vaccine
Islamabad, 19 November 2018: The Government of Japan has announced to provide 510 million Japanese Yen in grant aid to support the supply of the essential polio vaccine for the campaigns during the 2018/19 low transmission season of the poliovirus.
The notes of the grant were signed and exchanged today between the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The Government of Japan has extended a total sum of US$ 625,000 (Approximately Rs. 97 million) in grant aid for humanitarian demining in Northern Sri Lanka, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP).
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)
Japan welcomes the fact that the Republic of South Sudan successfully held the Peace Ceremony for the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) without any major disruptions in Juba on October 31.
TSHOLOTSHO – At Tsholotsho Hospital today, the Government of Japan officially handed over a contribution of US$ 1 million to enhance the resilience of drought- and flood-affected communities in Zimbabwe through a comprehensive set of health, nutrition, food security and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions. The project is being implemented by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe.
La dynamique des conflits a aggravé la vulnérabilité des populations, causé des dégâts à l’agriculture, aux pêcheries et aux moyens de subsistance pastoraux et porté atteinte à la liberté de circulation, aux échanges commerciaux et à la gouvernance locale.
Rôle de la TICAD au service du développement de l’Afrique
Depuis la tenue de la TICAD VI en 2016, l’Afrique n’a eu de cesse d’avancer dans la bonne direction.
TICAD's Role in Advancing Africa's Development
Conflict dynamics have increased the vulnerability of the population, damaged agriculture, fisheries and livelihoods, and affected freedom of movement, trade and local governance.
Since TICAD VI in 2016, Africa has been on the move.
Today, October 3, the Government of Japan has decided to dispatch the Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Team (Japan Self-Defense Force Units ) to the Republic of Indonesia, and to provide emergency relief goods (Tent, Water Purifier and Generator) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in response to the damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Sulawesi in the Republic of Indonesia, in light of the humanitarian perspective and the friendly relationship between two countries.
The SDF Unit is scheduled to leave for Indonesia today.
On September 26th (Wednesday),Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, attended the EU-hosted High Level Meeting on Syria in New York. This meeting was held as follow-up to the Second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region in April this year.
Islamabad: 27th September 2018
The government of Japan has announced its support to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for Seasonal Livelihood Programming in erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The official announcement was made by the Secretary for Livelihood and Production Department, Abdul Latif, and the Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai, during a press event in Islamabad.
JUBA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a US$1.8 million (JP¥ 200,000,000) contribution from Japan to help bolster food and nutrition security in South Sudan, where millions of people do not know where their next meal is coming from.
Japan's new contribution, will enable WFP to reach 32,000 people in Western Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria states with critical food assistance while they work on rehabilitating or constructing productive assets.
Kabul, August 27, 2018 – The Government of Japan has responded to the urgent call to scale up maternal and child health action in Afghanistan with new assistance to UNICEF of USD 8.1 million. The grant is a part of the overall supports to address the wellbeing of mothers and children, with a focus on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, through the scale-up of the system to the nationwide to utilize a comprehensive handbook for service receivers and providers within the Basic Primary Health Service (BPHS) system across all 34 provinces of the country.
Today, August 24, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in response to the request from the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo following the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the eastern part of the country.
The Government of Japan decided to provide emergency assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in light of the friendly relationship between Japan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.