Japan

Japan funds Ebeye solar plan

Japan funds Ebeye solar plan

In response to the request from the RMI government, Japan has committed to a major solar power program for Ebeye Island. To memorialize the agreement between RMI and Japan, an exchange of notes was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Silk and Ambassador of Japan Hideyuki Mitsuoka and the grant agreement was […]

Japan provides disaster aid

Japan provides disaster aid

Japan Embassy Charge d’Affaires Hiroshi Watanabe on Friday handed over $2.7 million worth of disaster risk reduction equipment to the RMI government represented by Mattlan Zackhras, Minister in Assistance to the President. “We have the equipment but if we don’t bless and take care of them it’s no use,” said Zackhras at the handover ceremony. […]

RMI celebrates Japan Emperor’s birthday

RMI celebrates Japan Emperor’s birthday

Although Japan will be hosting a grand celebration to mark His Majesty Emperor Akihito’s eighty-third birthday in Tokyo on December 23, the country’s foreign partners — spread across 230 embassies and consulates — have already begun celebrating. And this includes the Japan Embassy in Marshall Islands, which held a birthday party for the Emperor last […]

Japan funds Jaluit school

Japan funds Jaluit school

A new Japan-funded classroom building on Mejrirok Island, Jaluit Atoll was the focus of a handover ceremony earlier this month. Japan Ambassador Hideyuki Mitsuoka joined with national and local government officials at the event to officially handover the school. The project was funded through the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The […]

Japan disaster aid to RMI

Japan disaster aid to RMI

Japan Ambassador to RMI Hideyuki Mitsuoka handed over disaster risk reduction equipment to the RMI government at the Public Works yard last Wednesday. Ministers Mattlan Zackhras and Tony Muller were on hand to receive the donation of heavy equipment, as were Chief Secretary Justina Langidrik, and many representatives of both governments. Rev. Mack Aikuij blessed […]

Japanese gift of water

Japanese gift of water

Japan Ambassador to Marshall Islands Hideyuki Mistuoka and Japan International Cooperation Agency Acting Resident Representative Hironobu Esaki presided over the handover of 15 seawater desalination machines to the Chief Secretary’s office last Friday. Public Works Minister Tony Muller received the donation on behalf of the Marshall Islands government. In his remarks, Ambassador Mistuoka said he […]

Japan: OTEC to cut fuel use

Japan: OTEC to cut fuel use

GIFF JOHNSON Years of painstaking research into alternative energy options in Japan have produced working prototypes that could lead to a large-scale reduction in use of fossil fuels in Japan and Pacific islands. As countries of the world prepare to convene in Paris at the end of November for a pivotal climate action summit, officials […]