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G-7 ministers call for nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima declaration

G7 Foreign Ministers walk together after placing wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan on 11 April 2016.

The foreign ministers of the world’s most advanced economies visited a war memorial for the 140,000 victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city. HIROSHIMA (Japan) – Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven, or G7, countries on Monday called for a “world without nuclear weapons” in what was called the “Hiroshima Declaration”. “We reaffirm our commitment to ... Read More »

Japan contributes $16 million for FATA returnees, Afghan refugees

Afghan children in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Photo by Sebastian Rich Photography

The US$ 16 million grant will support the returnees to FATA as well as education, livelihoods and vocational training opportunities for Afghan refugee youth in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$16 million in total to the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Food Programme ... Read More »

Japan and UN join hands to help IDPS

Report highlights Livelihoods and Food Security of FATA Returnees

Embassy of Japan, UN-Habitat, & MHI celebrated Completion Ceremony of their project “Temporary Dislocated People of North Waziristan Agency living among host communities in 3 districts of KPK Province” ISLAMABAD – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Muslim Hands International (MHI), in close collaboration with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and ... Read More »

Humanitarian response facility set up in Sukkur

Pakistan Government and Internation donors join hands to enhance and Response in Sindh SUKKUR (Pakistan) – A new Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) has been opened in Sukkur on Thursday. This HRF will be the second one in Sindh (and the sixth in Pakistan overall) following the construction and hand-over of the HRF in Hyderabad to the Sindh PDMA in April 2015. ... Read More »

Robots from 47 countries compete in China for 2015 RoboCup

The 19th annual competition will bring together thousands of contestants from more than 47 different countries and regions to China. Photo: DU YU/XINHUA PRESS/CORBIS

RoboCup – the World Cup for robots is being held in China In China this weekend, tiny robots of all shapes and sizes took to the field in the 19th annual competition, which brings together thousands of contestants from more than 47 different countries and regions. Robots will compete until July 23, when they will crown a RoboCup champion. This ... Read More »

Japan’s Fuji Kindergarten is the world’s best teaching space

Japan's Fuji Kindergarten is the world's best teaching space

By Thu-Huong Ha At Fuji Kindergarten outside Tokyo, kids make the most of a magical environment designed just for them. The roof of their oval-shaped school, designed by Tokyo-based firm Tezuka Architects, is an endless playground, and trees grow right through classrooms. So how do you build to let children be children? says Takaharu Tezuka (TED Talk: The best kindergarten you’ve ever ... Read More »

Japan supports project for development of agricultural sector in FATA

Japanese Ambassador, Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, and FAO Representative, Mr. Patrick Evans, sign agreement for agricultural development in FATA.

ISLAMABAD – The Government of Japan has agreed to fund the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to implement a project worth about 5 million USD (approximately 507 million PKR) for the recovery and development of the agricultural sector in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The agreement was signed in Islamabad by H. E. ... Read More »

Turkish Airlines now offers its Skylife magazine in Japanese

Turkish Airlines now offers its Skylife magazine in Japanese language

Turkish Airlines’ (THY) Skylife magazine is now being printed in Japanese and, according to an announcement from the THY Press Office, the magazine in Japanese will be offered to passengers on flights to Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Sapporo. The airline official was quoted as saying that the company was printing the magazine in Japanese version as Turkey’s national ... Read More »

Japan introduces Robear – a strong robot with the gentle touch

Robear robot care bear designed to serve Japan’s aging population Japan has long been looking at how it might use robots to provide care for the elderly, and with a rapidly aging population, and a birth rate that continues to fall, the issue has taken on growing importance in recent years. Scientists from RIKEN and Sumitomo Riko Company Limited have ... Read More »

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