Kazunari Tanaka

Japan supports RMI programs

Japan supports RMI programs

Japan Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka handed over two excavators, two wheeloaders, one dump truck, and one high-pressure cleaning truck to the Ministry of Public Works, Utilities and Infrastructure, and the Wotje, and Jaluit local governments. The machines that were given out, according to Ambassador Tanaka, are part of the program for social and economic development, which […]

Mayors vs. Japan waste plan

Mayors vs. Japan waste plan

HILARY HOSIA The idea of Japan releasing waste water from a nuclear power plant into the ocean did not sit well with local mayors attending the Marshall Islands Mayors Association summit at the International Conference Center over the weekend. The mayors, most of whom are avid fishermen, disliked the idea of what they perceive as […]

Sea Patrol gets new home

Sea Patrol gets new home

Ground was broken for a new Training and Operation Center of Maritime Security and Safety for the RMI Ministry of Justice on April 6. The project is funded by Japan as part of its FY2019 Grant Aid Economic and Social Development Program.
The ceremony was attended by Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka, President David Kabua, Ministers Christopher Loeak, […]

Japan boats to Likiep

Japan boats to Likiep

Japan Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka attended the handover ceremony on Likiep last month for two new vessels as part of the Japan-funded “Project for the improvement of Sea Transportation in Likiep Atoll.” The grant amounting up to $80,500 for the procurement of two boats was funded through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). […]

Christmas parade hits high note

Christmas parade hits high note

EVE BURNS, WILMER JOEL The annual Christmas parade started from Rita all the day to Laura the Friday before Christmas. Delap children were all excited and couldn’t wait to get free candies. Hundreds of residents on Majuro flocked to the streets with candy bags at the ready. Just as the parade commenced, rain poured down […]

Japan hands over 3 buses

Japan hands over 3 buses

Japan Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka attended the handover ceremony of new school buses for Ajeltake Elementary School, Laura High School and Majuro Cooperative School earlier this month. $83,968 was provided to fund the bus for each school through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). The public school ceremony was attended by Education Minister […]

Japan funds school buses

Japan funds school buses

Japan Ambassador Kazunari Tanaka and three Majuro principals signed grant contracts at the Japan Embassy last week that will provide each school with a new bus. The schools at the grant ceremony were: ・Ajeltake Elementary School, Principal Amity Jarom, grant up to $83,968. ・Laura High School, Principal Jimmy Kemem, grant up to $83,968. ・Majuro Cooperative […]