Japan

Kigali hosts regional water supply forum

The first edition of Regional Executive Forum on Urban Water Supply was launched in Kigali on Wednesday, November 13th. Organised by the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA) in partnership with Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC), the three-day forum brought together water utility...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:27pm

New era as Japanese Emperor ascends to throne

Emperor Naruhito's reign began Wednesday as he ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne marking the beginning of a new imperial era in Japan. Emperor Naruhito, 59, following the abdication of his father Emperor Akihito the previous day, has become Japan's 126th emperor, according to the...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 8:39am

Japan commits Rwf230m to upgrading feeder roads

Japan has announced a grant of $260,736 (about Rwf234 million) for Community Road Empowerment (CORE) aimed upgrading feeder roads. CORE, a Japanese not-for profit organisation, trains Rwandan youth on road repair and maintenance as it seeks to boost job opportunities and achieve sustainable...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 9:55am

Japan demands apology from South Korea over remarks on emperor

Japan has lodged a complaint with Seoul and demanded an apology after a South Korean lawmaker said the Japanese emperor should apologise over the military’s use of so-called “comfort women” during World War II. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said South Korea...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 9:21am

Kagame, First Lady begin two-day official visit to Japan

President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame began a two-day official visit to Japan on Tuesday. On the first day of their visit, the President and First Lady paid a courtesy call to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. On the agenda are bilateral meetings with Japanese Prime Minister...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 8:42am

Rwanda secures Rwf85bn to finance development effort

The Government of Rwanda on Wednesday signed three separate financing agreements with Japan, Germany and the World Bank to fund some of its development initiatives. The $99.05 million (Rwf85.2 billion) grants will support the country’s agriculture, infrastructure, decentralisation, technical...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:08am

$24m Japanese grant to boost stable power supply

The government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency, is set to provide a new grant of 2.635 billion yen ($23.653 million) to reinforce the country’s capacity to avoid the risk of large-scale power outages by allowing a stable supply of electricity. A joint JICA-...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:35am

Renowned Japanese karate instructor set for second visit to Rwanda

From September 20 to 24, Toshihiro Mori (8th dan), a highly rated Japanese karate instructor will preside over a training workshop in Kigali. This will be his second such trip in the country after the first in June 2015 when Rwanda became a member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA), one of the...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:12pm

Pro-growth education for Japan

TOKYO – Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe initiated his “Abenomics” reform program in 2012, Japan’s economy has received a remarkable boost. But the job is not yet finished. I once argued that the three “arrows” of Abenomics – monetary...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:16am

[FEATURED] IPRC Tumba celebrates 10th year anniversary and 10 years’ Japan-Rwanda cooperation

On August 23rd, The Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre Tumba (IPRC Tumba), formerly known as the Tumba College of Technology, celebrated its 10th anniversary since it opened its doors. Initially built through a Japanese grant aid project in 1992, the institution has grown to offer quality...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 3:27am

Over 30 coaches train in Chanbara

Thirty-three local coaches on Sunday completed a one-day training that aimed at equipping them with the skills and knowledge in rules that govern the Chanbara sport. The training was organised by Rwanda Chanbara Federation (RCF) at Amahoro Stadium. Sensei Tsutomu Takahashi, a 6th Dan holder, was...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:59pm

China Eastern, Japan Airlines team up to tap Chinese tourism boom

China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd, and Japan Airlines Co Ltd on Thursday, said they would form a joint venture (JV) to capitalise on a boom in Chinese tourism, in the first such deal between a Chinese and Japanese carrier. The pair, which already has a code sharing agreement, said the venture will...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:16pm

Japanese investors explore business opportunities in Rwanda

A delegation of Japanese top business leaders is in Rwanda to explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The delegation is made up of 28 Japanese firms as well as officials from the public sector. The mission is led by the country’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 12:03am

Japanese investors explore business opportunities in Rwanda

A delegation of Japanese top business leaders is in Rwanda to explore trade and investment opportunities in the country. The delegation made up of 28 Japanese firms as well as officials from the public sector. The mission is led by the country’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:40am

Death toll from Japan floods passes 200

The death toll from Japan's worst flooding in decades has topped 200, with dozens more missing, a senior government spokesman said Friday. "The death toll is now 204, with 28 reported missing. We have been unable to locate further 54 people, mostly in the Hiroshima prefecture," chief...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:58am

Japan: Evacuation recommended due to approaching Typhoon Maria

The residents of the Japanese city of Miyakojima in Okinawa Prefecture, whose number totals over 55,000 people, received on Tuesday recommendations on evacuation in connection to oncoming Typhoon Maria. Earlier on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported about the typhoon's...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 8:28am

Russia 2018: Belgium fight back from two down to beat Japan

Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarterfinals as substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds against Japan to snatch a 3-2 comeback win on Monday and set up a clash with five-time champions Brazil. The distraught Japanese, who went 2-0 up with goals by Genki...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 6:20pm

Belgium head coach Martinez expects 'tough' match against Japan

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez said on Sunday that his team expected to have a "tough" match against Japan in the World Cup round of 16 as their opponents have “incredible" energy and could create problems for Belgium. "We faced Japan not long ago in a friendly...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:43am

Typhoon Prapiroon injures 4 in Okinawa, moves towards southwest Japan

Typhoon Prapiroon left four people injured in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa as a result of heavy rain and strong winds, local authorities said. As of noon, the typhoon, the seventh of the season, was located 160 kilometers north of Kumejima Island in the East China Sea. The...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 10:46am

Mount Shinmoe erupts again in southwestern Japan

Mount Shinmoe on the southwestern Japanese main island of Kyushu erupted again on Wednesday, the weather agency here said. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the volcano, which straddles both Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, erupted at 3:34 p.m. local time. The eruption saw...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:55am