Japan

Ensuring water keeps flowing

Ensuring water keeps flowing

Back up generators to power fresh and salt water service in Majuro are soon to be installed so that service can continue despite ongoing power outages, the general manager of the water company says. Majuro Water and Sewer Company GM Damian Capelle got out in front of the problem last year by ordering back up […]

Makito is Majuro’s marathon man

Makito is Majuro’s marathon man

WILMER JOEL A Japanese man ran the Majuro equivalent of a marathon — the 30 mile distance from Laura to Rita — this past Saturday. The run was timed for his birthday. Makito Murai, 41, who is from Tokyo, Japan, completed a six-hour Laura-Rita run as a way of saying farewell to Majuro. Murai’s “supporter,” […]

3 head to UWC schools

3 head to UWC schools

EVE BURNS, GIFF JOHNSON Marshall Islands United World College (UWC) National Committee selected three intelligent and sharp-witted young ladies as recipients of two-year scholarships to three different UWC schools abroad. UWC is made up of a network of 18 schools on four continents. The majority of them focus on high school, with some also catering […]

RMI makes unique mark in Tokyo

RMI makes unique mark in Tokyo

TERRY SASSER* The July 23 Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which took place a year later than planned, was described by global media outlets as “muted,” “somber,” “subdued,” “overshadowed by a pandemic, but defined by hope, tradition and gestures of diversity.” Rio Olympian swimmer Colleen Furgeson, modeling a traditional Marshallese costume provided […]

Ebeye SDA students stand out

Ebeye SDA students stand out

Students in Japanese kimonos, Samoan Sarongs (dress lavalavas), Hawaiian leis and Pohnpeian skirts jammed the street on Ebeye Tuesday morning — initiating Ebeye Seventh Day Adventist School’s International Day festivities. Each classroom was themed to certain countries and were evaluated by judges. At the end of the day, second graders won first place for overall display […]

RMI honors Japan Emperor Naruhito

RMI honors Japan Emperor Naruhito

The Japan Embassy hosted a reception to celebrate the 60th birthday of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Monday this week — the first such celebration for Naruhito’s birthday as the new emperor took up the throne in May of last year. The Japan Embassy held a special “moment of silence” in honor of the late Iroojlaplap Lein […]

Japan funds MMS bus

Japan funds MMS bus

Japan Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Norio Saito and the Principal of Majuro Middle School Alvin Simon signed a grant contract for the “Procurement of School Bus Service System of Majuro Middle School” just before Christmas. The grant amount of up to $77,400 is funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). […]

MIMA gets down to business

The Marshall Islands Mayors Association launched its 28th annual conference Monday at the International Conference Center Of the 24 local governments assembled at the opening, four were a “no show.” They are: Wotho, Namdrik, Rongelap and Arno.The first week featured multiple speakers from different entities in the Majuro, including key donors from the Republic of […]