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60 Years History of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) – To support for self-help efforts

| International Cooperation Reports, Reports | 08/22/2014

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Sixty Years of Japanese ODA – Interview with Kimihiro Ishikane
Date: Aug 22, 2014
Source: Highlighting JAPAN – by Tami Kawasaki

This year marks sixty years of Japanese official development assistance (ODA). Kimihiro Ishikane, Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spoke about the history of Japanese ODA, the bonds it has forged between Japan and other countries, and what direction it should take in the future.

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Japan govt to give $1.5 mil. to help fight Ebola

| International Cooperation Reports | 08/16/2014

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Japan to give $1.5 mil. to help fight Ebola
Date: Aug 14, 2014
Source: NHK World

The Japanese government will give 1.5 million dollars in aid to help prevent an Ebola epidemic, with the money to be disbursed through the World Health Organization and other international bodies.

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Japan to support Myanmar for developing communications network with Southeast Asian countries

| International Cooperation Reports | 08/09/2014

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Japan to extend 10.5 billion yen in loans to Myanmar
Date: Aug 9, 2014
Source: Kyodo

NAYPYITAW (Kyodo) — Japan said Saturday it will extend a total of 10.5 billion yen in loans to Myanmar to help the Southeast Asian country improve its communications network linking major cities to meet growing demand for mobile phones and the Internet.

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Southeast Asian production and consumption are increasing, but advanced recycling framework and technology is lacking

| Fukuoka News, Green Business News, Kyushu News | 08/06/2014

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Recycling business picking up in Southeast Asia
Date: Aug 7, 2014
Source: Nikkei – YUICHI SHIGA

TOKYO — At a recycling center in Thailand’s Chonburi Province, Fuji Xerox disassembles some 4,000 tons a year of its used printers collected from various parts of Asia.

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