Ambassador MATSUDA appreciates PM Khan’s initiative of establishing Japanese style Miyawaki forests in Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: MATSUDA Kuninori, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, has expressed his deep appreciation for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative of adopting the Japanese Miyawaki planting technique in the country’s urban localities to fight environmental pollution. The Ambassador, while lauding the PM Khan’s vision for Green Pakistan, in a statement on Tuesday, said that […]

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Japan donates USD 3.7 million to support refugees, host communities

Islamabad: The Government of Japan this week announced a contribution of USD 3.7 million to support UNHCR’s programmes and activities for Afghan refugees and host communities in Pakistan.This three-year project will focus on education, livelihoods assistance and community structures in the provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, benefitting over 240,000 individuals. The announcement was […]

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Netflix offering full Tokyo anime school scholarships with living expense support, open to foreigners

Casey Baseel Tokyo: Pretty much as soon as it arrived in Japan, Netflix made anime a major pillar of its content mix. No doubt emboldened by the success anime found on streaming platforms outside Japan, Netflix has continued to expand its presence within the Japan anime industry (most recently with thick-thigh Godzilla), and now it […]

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Japan confers “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays” upon Zafar Mahmood

Islamabad: The Government of Japan has conferred the 2020 Autumn Imperial Decorations, “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays” upon Zafar Mahmood, visiting Professor at the Department of Japanese Language, National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad, in recognition of his significant contribution towards the promotion of Japanese language in Pakistan and […]

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Japan provides 1,986 million Yen for installation of weather surveillance radar in Sukkur

Newswire Islamabad: The Government of Japan has agreed to provide grants approximately worth 1,986 million Japanese Yen (Equivalent to around 19 million USD / around 3,057 million PKR) for installation of weather surveillance radar in Sukkur, Sindh province.Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between Matsuda Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and Noor […]

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Japan praises the first anti-polio drive of 2021 in Pakistan

Newswire Islamabad: Matsuda Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan, has praised Pakistan’s decision to launch the first polio vaccination drive of 2021 and reiterated Japan’s commitment to continue its support to eradicate polio from Pakistan and the globe.During the five-day campaign, around 285,000 polio workers will engage in the vaccination of over 40 million children, wearing masks, […]

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Young Japanese celebrate Coming-of-Age Day under COVID’s shadow

Issei Kato Toky: Young women in colorful traditional costumes, masks and white stoles braved cold weather in lines and sat seats apart from one another in Yokohama on Monday to mark Japan’s Coming-of-Age Day, even though the city is under a state of emergency.The ceremonies, typically full of kimono-clad women and smartly-dressed men, were cancelled […]

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Ambassador of Japan calls on Interior Minister

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda called on Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed this week and discussed the matters of mutual interest and promoting ties between both countries.The Minister for Interior appreciated the role and assistance of Japan in economic development of Pakistan.He said that Japan always assisted Pakistan in challenging […]

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As pandemic drags on, Japan getting comfortable with new work styles

Noriyuki Suzuki Tokyo: The coronavirus pandemic has prompted Japan Inc to embrace more flexibility in work styles but has also changed how employees see their jobs. Working remotely from home and taking online meetings have become the main ways to reduce human contact and infection risks. The forced transition coincided with Japan’s embryonic efforts in […]

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Pakistan, Japan to enhance ties

Newswire Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has invited Japanese investors to invest in Pakistan in various fields.Talking to Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda in Islamabad this week, he said all possible facilities will be provided to the investors. The Minister said there were diverse opportunities to promote bilateral relations in agriculture, industry, low-cost […]

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Japan confers ‘Springs Decoration 2020’ upon Ms. ORITA Toshiko, Vice President PJCA

Newswire Islamabad: Japan has conferred the 2020 ‘Spring Decorations’ “The Order of the Rising Sun, Silver Rays” upon Ms. ORITA Toshiko, Vice President of the Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association (PJCA), Islamabad, in recognition of her significant contribution to the promotion of long-term cultural exchanges and friendly relations between Japan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. MATSUDA […]

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Japan helps Pakistan in setting up weather surveillance radars to forecast natural disasters

Newswire Islamabad: The government of Japan is assisting Pakistan in installation of weather surveillance radars to upgrade its forecast capacity and help reduce effects of natural disasters, particularly urban flooding.With cooperation of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the weather surveillance radars have already been installed in Islamabad and Karachi, with few others planned to be […]

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Japan to build 2 ships equipped with Aegis missile defense system

Newswire Tokyo: Japan will build two ships equipped with Aegis missile interceptors after public opposition forced the government to scrap deployment of a costly land-based system, the country’s defense minister said. Earlier this year, Japan decided to suspend unpopular plans to deploy the U.S.-developed Aegis Ashore defense system in northeastern Akita and western Yamaguchi prefectures […]

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Japan govt to give financial support for shorter hours as virus surges

Tokyo: The Japanese government will financially support shops and restaurants that are asked to shorten their business hours in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.Suga’s pledge came as Hokkaido officials agreed to ask residents of Sapporo to refrain from nonessential outings following back-to-back days of record infections […]

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Embassy of Japan donates Jasmine trees to the Japanese Park in Islamabad

Newswire Islamabad: The Embassy of Japan, in line with the PM Imran Khan’s initiative, ’Clean-Green Pakistan’, donated 20 Jasmine trees to Japanese Park in Islamabad. Matsuda Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, along with the State Minister for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul planted Jasmine trees at the Park during a tree plantation ceremony. Naveed Tareen […]

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Japan provides 471 million Yen to build disaster resilient school’s infrastructure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Islamabad: The Government of Japan has agreed to provide grant assistance of 471 million Japanese Yen to UN-Habitat for the project of “The Improvement of Disaster Resilient Schools Infrastructure” in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, aiming to provide a safe and stable educational environment to the students as well as the teachers. Notes to this effect […]

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Pakistani Zafar Mahmood wins 2020 Japan Autumn Imperial Decorations

Staff Writer Islamabad: Japan has announced the recipients of the 2020 Autumn Imperial Decorations, which includes Zafar Mahmood of Pakistan in recognition of his significant contribution towards further promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and Pakistan. Zafar Mahmood, Former President of MEXT Alumni Association of Pakistan, visiting Professor at the Department of Japanese […]

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