Philippines

Japan hosts 1st int’l sports tournament amid pandemic

ISTANBUL (Anadolu/PNA)– Japan has hosted the first international sports organization since the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, local media reported. A total of 30 gymnasts from Japan, the United States, Russia and China took part in the first major international competition held in Japan that includes athletes arriving from overseas, Kyodo news reported on Sunday. … Continue reading

Philippines

JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH

JICA releases 1st tranche of ¥50-B post-disaster loan to PH By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA – The Japanese embassy in Manila on Wednesday announced the disbursement of 10 billion yen or about PHP4.63 billion of Japan’s total 50 billion yen post-disaster loan to the Philippines. “JICA disbursed ¥10 billion out of the ¥50-B Post-Disaster Standby … Continue reading

Philippines

3 more countries help find missing Livestock 1 crew: DOLE

3 more countries help find missing Livestock 1 crew: DOLE By Ferdinand Patinio  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Three countries have responded to the Philippines’ request to help the search and rescue operation for the missing crew, including 36 Filipinos, of Gulf Livestock 1 which sunk off the coast of Japan … Continue reading

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada to welcome the new Prime Minister of Japan

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada to welcome the new Prime Minister of Japan September 16, 2020Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to welcome the new Prime Minister of Japan, Suga Yoshihide: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Suga Yoshihide on becoming the Prime Minister … Continue reading

Philippines

Duterte grateful for Abe’s push to boost PH-Japan ties

PRRD grateful for Abe’s push to boost PH-Japan ties By Azer Parrocha   BEST WISHES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe pose for posterity prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in Nonthaburi, Thailand on November 4, 2019. Duterte conveyed his best wishes for … Continue reading

Philippines

Metro Manila Subway to push thru despite delays due to Covid-19

Metro Manila Subway to push thru despite delays due to Covid-19 By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz   TUNNEL BORING MACHINE. A tunnel boring machine manufactured in Japan by the joint venture of Shimizue-Fujita-Takenaka-EEI, in collaboration with JIM Technology Corporation, during an unveiling ceremony on Friday (Sept. 4, 2020). The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said despite delays cause … Continue reading

Sports

With one year to go, Tokyo 2020 confirms all venues and competition schedule for the Games in 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced at today’s virtual IOC Session that all the venues intended for the Games in 2020 have been secured for next year, and confirmed the sports competition schedule. This marks a significant step for the organisers, with only one year to go until the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 open on … Continue reading

Philippines

Tokyo inks $1.35-M project for ex-combatants in BARMM

Tokyo inks $1.35-M project for ex-combatants in BARMM By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA – Japan on Monday inked a USD1.35-million project for the reintegration of former women combatants in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The project, which will be implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will assist former female members … Continue reading