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Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s rights campaigners in Japan have expressed disappointment about the appointment of only two women in the new government’s 21-member cabinet, saying they expect little progress to tackle wide gender disparities. Yoshihide Suga, who took office as prime minister on Wednesday following the resignation of Shinzo Abe, has made no reference to women’s rights so far, and […]

Japan To Delay ‘Womenomics’ Target For Female Leaders By Up To A Decade

Japan To Delay ‘Womenomics’ Target For Female Leaders By Up To A Decade

Japan will delay by up to a decade its target to raise the percentage of women in leadership posts to 30% – part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s campaign to empower women – after failing to hit the deadline this year, domestic media have reported. Abe’s policies to boost the role of women in the […]

Rescue Workers Battle Mudslips, Waist-High Waters In Typhoon-Hit Japan

Rescue Workers Battle Mudslips, Waist-High Waters In Typhoon-Hit Japan

Rescue workers waded through muddy, waist-high waters on Monday searching for missing people after one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent history, while rain fell again in some affected areas, stoking fears of further flooding. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said vast areas had been struck by the storm and called for urgent […]

Japan Gives Seychelles $ 7.1 Million To Support Maritime Security

Japan Gives Seychelles $ 7.1 Million To Support Maritime Security

Seychelles will receive a grant of $ 7.1 million (SCR100 million) to support its marine security efforts from the Japanese government, State House said on Saturday. The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, held bilateral discussions with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on Saturday morning. In thanking the Japanese Prime Minister, Faure said, “To complement […]

Liberia’s VP Howard- Taylor Enjoins Japan To Increase Female Parliament Members

Liberia’s VP Howard- Taylor Enjoins Japan To Increase Female Parliament Members

Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, addresses Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, encouraging the Japanese government to accelerate efforts in ensuring more women are involved in electioneering processes to enable them elected in Parliament. According to a press release, the WPL which kicked off June 25-27, 2019, is a global […]

Global Fund Welcomes Japan’s Commitment To Save One Million Lives

Global Fund Welcomes Japan’s Commitment To Save One Million Lives

 The Global Fund praised the great leadership by the Government of Japan for its renewed, strong commitment against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with funding that will contribute to saving one million lives in the coming three-year period. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan’s commitment to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment at the meeting of the […]

Japan Donates U.S.$ 1 Million Towards Community Resilience

Japan Donates U.S.$ 1 Million Towards Community Resilience

The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 1 million to enhance the resilience of communities in Zimbabwe through a comprehensive set of life-saving health, nutrition, food security and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions. The project will be implemented jointly by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World […]

Japan Pledges U.S.$4.5 Million Humanitarian Aid For Somalia

Japan Pledges U.S.$4.5 Million Humanitarian Aid For Somalia

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. “WFP deeply appreciates this substantial injection of support from […]

Four Dead As Helicopter Crashes In Japan

Four Dead As Helicopter Crashes In Japan

Four men were killed Wednesday when a private helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of Japan, officials said. The chopper was discovered ablaze on a bridge in the small village of Ueno, around 150 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of the capital Tokyo. “Four people on board were found dead,” a transport ministry official told AFP. […]

Takata, Brought Down By Airbag Crisis, Files For Bankruptcy

Takata, Brought Down By Airbag Crisis, Files For Bankruptcy

Japan’s Takata was brought down by the huge cost of its exploding airbag crisis. The company’s faulty airbag inflators, which can blast shrapnel into drivers and passengers, have resulted in the recall of tens of millions of vehicles and been linked to 11 deaths in the U.S. and several others elsewhere. With spiraling debts estimated […]

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