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Japan to develop Thai high-speed rail links

| News, Transportation News | 05/26/2015

Thai high-speed rail route

Japan to develop Thai high-speed rail links
Date: May 12, 2015
Source: The Straits Times

BANGKOK – Japan has signalled its intention to help develop three multibillion-dollar high-speed railway routes in Thailand.

Both sides will sign a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) this month on joint development of the Bangkok-to-Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi-Bangkok-Laem Chabang and Bangkok-to-Sa Kaew rail lines.

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Hitachi Begins Shipment of Class 800 Trains from Yamaguchi Prefecture to UK

| News, Yamaguchi News | 01/07/2015

Hitachi - A Class 800 train is being loaded for shipment to UK

Hitachi Begins Shipment of Trains from Kasado Works for the UK Intercity Express Programme
Date: Jan 7, 2015
Source: Hitachi, Ltd.

Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 2015 — Hitachi, Ltd. announced today that it has begun shipment of the first completed pre-series Class 800 train unveiled in November 2014. The train has been produced for the UK Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP), and following its recent completion is now being shipped from Kasado Works in Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

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What is Japan’s ODA (Official Development Assistance)?

| International Cooperation Reports, Reports | 12/15/2014

Japan’s Official Development Assistance - Structure

Japan’s Official Development Assistance

Official Development Assistance (ODA) refers to grants and loans with concessional conditions that are given to developing countries and regions that are included on the list of aid recipient countries and regions created by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), mainly for the purpose of contributing to the improvement of economic development and welfare, etc.

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Japan to support Brazil for improving infrastructure, including transportation networks for agricultural products and ports

| International Cooperation Reports, Reports | 07/12/2014

Japan and Brazil

Japan to provide broad support to Brazil’s agricultural industry
Date: Jul 12, 2014
Source: Kyodo News

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japanese government plans to provide broad support to Brazil’s agricultural industry will be a focus when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during an upcoming trip to five Latin American nations, sources close to the matter said Saturday.

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