Japan will continue supporting Pakistan: Ambassador

Staff Writer Karachi: Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Mitsuhiro Wada this week assured that his country will continue its support to Pakistan in various social and economic areas, especially in this very difficult situation emerging after the heavy rain and flood causing devastation in most areas of Pakistan. During his interactive meeting […]

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Government, people of Japan stand by Pakistan in this hour of difficulty: Ambassador

Staff Writer Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman this week apprised the Japanese Ambassador Mitsuhiro Wada of the current relief efforts, the devastation wreaked by the floods throughout the country and the situation of assistance required for recovery, reconstruction for the flood-affected areas and population. The ambassador who had called on her […]

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Japan announces $7m emergency grant for Pakistan flood victims

Staff Writer Islamabad: Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan HAYASHI Yoshimasa said this week that the government of Japan was planing to provide emergency assistance of $7 million to Pakistan, in response to the devastating flooding nationwide. According to Japanese Embassy in Pakistan, the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs said, the epochal levels of rain […]

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Japan keens to invest in Pakistan’s Railways, Aviation sector: Envoy

Staff Writer Islamabad: Japanese Ambassador WADA Mitsuhiro said this week that his county has shown keen desire to work with the Pakistan government in the Railways and Aviation sector. The envoy in a meeting with Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique appreciated the efforts of his Ministry for allowing airplanes containing Japanese passengers evacuated from […]

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Japan provides aid to Pakistan flood victims

Staff Writer Islamabad: Japan has provided emergency relief goods (Tents and Plastic Sheets) through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Pakistan in response to the damages caused by the flood disaster. The emergency relief goods, delivered in two times, arrived at Jinnah International Airport Karachi. In addition, H.E. Mr. WADA Mitsuhiro, Ambassador of Japan to […]

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Japan’s beautiful ryokans are lying empty as the country still keeps tourists out over Covid fears

Michael Fitzpatrick Tokyo: Gazing disconsolately at a £6,000 Japanese cedar bathtub is the svelte figure of kimono-clad general manager Taisuke Yajima. He is wilting slightly in the soupy Kyoto summer. The wooden tub, golden and fragrant, is empty save for a shallow lozenge of water. All around is the scent of cedar and rose incense […]

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Japan: Hiroshima marks 77th anniversary of the first atomic bomb attack

Newswire Tokyo: Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, a native of Hiroshima, attended the commemoration dedicated to the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing. The attack claimed more than 140,000 lives. In Peace Park in central Hiroshima, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was among leaders gathered to mark the precise moment that the United States dropped the […]

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Army chief discusses defence cooperation, CPEC with Chinese envoy

Gwadar Pro Rawalpindi: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong this week met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ in Rawalpindi. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest, defense collaboration, progress on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and regional security were discussed in […]

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No longer silent, Japan asset managers flex muscle in legacy to Abe

Makiko Yamazaki Tokyo: Japan’s asset managers nudged the volume up another notch at shareholder meetings this year, increasingly opposing management proposals and adding momentum to a policy of attracting foreign investors initiated by slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Nikko Asset Management, Asset Management One and others have become distinct voices in Japan’s new-found activism, […]

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A solution to Japan’s overwork: Sleep in an upright “nap box” in office

Newswire Tokyo: Japan’s Itoki Corp. and Koyoju Gohan KK are partnering to release vertical “nap boxes” to help bring a healthier office culture to the country. The partnership was born out of a business-matching event where Tokyo-based Itoki, a furniture specialist, came in contact with plywood supplier Koyoju Gohan from Hokkaido. The two signed a […]

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Pakistan, Japan hold naval drills near Karachi

Karachi: A Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ship this week docked at Karachi port as part of a visit that includes naval drills at sea to further hone professional skills and enhance interoperability. Upon arrival the ship – Harusame (DD102) – was received by officials of Pakistan Navy, Japanese diplomatic staff and school students. […]

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Commemorative stamp on 70th anniversary of Pakistan-Japan diplomatic ties launched

Staff Writer Tokyo: A commemorative stamp on the occasion of 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Japan was launched at a ceremony held here at Embassy’s event hall this week. A large number of people including Japanese government officials, academia, think-tanks, media and business personalities, members of diplomatic corps and […]

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Shehbaz Sharif for reinvigorating ties with Japan in trade, investment

Newswire Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif this week said his government was focusing on reinvigorating ties with Japan in the field of trade and investment. In a meeting with a delegation of Japanese companies, the prime minister said hurdles would be removed in the way of smooth functioning of the investment infrastructure. The prime minister, […]

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First-ever Pak-Japan Center to strengthen bilateral cooperation inaugurated at NUST

Staff Writer Islamabad: The first-ever Pak-Japan Centre was inaugurated in Pakistan at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The centre was inaugurated jointly by Lt Gen (Retd) Javed Mahmood Bukhari, Rector NUST, and Mitsuhiro Wada, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan. The facility has been established through […]

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Shazia Sikander Wins Japan’s Fukuoka’s Arts And Culture Prize

ISLAMABAD – Shazia Sikander, Pakistan-born miniature artist has won this Fukuoka Prize in the category of Arts and Culture for introducing innovation in the traditional art forms using latest digital technology in the world of miniature painting, which follows conventions dating back to the Mughal Empire. This Fukuoka Prize was established in 1990 by Japanese […]

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