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Japan Avails U.S.$4.5 Million To Alleviate Hunger in Female-Headed Households

Japan Avails U.S.$4.5 Million To Alleviate Hunger in Female-Headed Households

JAPAN Thursday announced it has committed US$4.5 million for emergency food assistance in response to the critical humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe targeting 56 000 vulnerable people. The assistance provided through World Food Programme (WFP) will reach the most vulnerable and food-insecure households in urban areas. It will focus especially on women-led households, people with disabilities, […]

Japan’s Ruling Party Wants More Women At Meetings As Observers

Japan’s Ruling Party Wants More Women At Meetings As Observers

After a sexism row sparked by Tokyo Olympics chief’s saying women talked too much at meetings, Japan’s ruling party wants women at key meetings – but only if they don’t talk. The ruling Liberal Democratic Party has proposed a new plan that allows five female lawmakers to join the party’s key meetings as observers. Toshihiro […]

Japan’s Suicide Rise Among Women and Girls Under COVID-19

Japan’s Suicide Rise Among Women and Girls Under COVID-19

 Suicide rates in Japan have jumped in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among women and children, even though they fell in the first wave when the government offered generous handouts to people, a survey found. The July-October suicide rate rose 16% from the same period a year earlier, a stark reversal of […]

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 […]

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