Japan Ambassador Norio Saito handed over 18 boats and a radio communication system to Natural Resources and Commerce Minister Sandy Alfred in a ceremony at Uliga Dock May 25. The ceremony was witnessed by President David Kabua, Reverend Palukne Johnny, President of United Church of Christ, Minister of Works, Infrastructure and Utilities Jiba Kabua, Minister […]
A big crowd led by President David Kabua turned out to celebrate the 61st birthday of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito Tuesday night at Marshall Islands Resort with Japan Ambassador Norio Saito and Japan Embassy staff. Lively singing and dancing, speeches, toasts, and ceremonial breaking of a sake drum were part of the festive evening.
GIFF JOHNSON President David Kabua delivered a state of the nation address at Monday’s Nitijela opening ceremony, issuing a straightforward call for improvements in many areas of government operations.As is customary with ceremonial openings that do not involve the drama of an election, the chamber gallery evidenced many empty seats, save for the church singing […]
A VIP team joined Namdrik Atoll for a celebration of the Japan-funded water cistern project at Namdrik Elementary School last week. The project amounting to $89,898 was funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) through the Japan Embassy in Majuro. The ceremony was witnessed by Minister of Culture and Internal Affairs […]
HILARY HOSIA“I hope the bus will bring students to school on Japanese time — which is before the bell rings,” Japan Ambassador to Marshall Islands Norio Saito said during a handover ceremony of a new school bus at Assumption School Tuesday. “I promise to teach our students Japanese time,” Assumption Principal Victoria Langidrik later said […]
KELLY LORENNIJ “I am from Japan, but the Marshall Islands is my second home,” Daishiro Taniguchi told the Journal before his departure for Japan last week. Taniguchi taught secondary math for two years as a Japan International Cooperation Agency volunteer, and returned to work as a math specialist for the Public School System at the […]
A bilateral meeting was held last Thursday with President Hilda Heine and members of Cabinet with the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan Kentaro Sonoura. Ambassador of Japan Norio Saito led Sonoura and his delegation to the Cabinet conference room.
Japan Ambassador Norio Saito and Arno Atoll Mayor Bernard Chong-Gum signed a grant contract for “Procurement of Sea Transport for Copra in Arno Atoll” last week Friday at the Embassy of Japan. The grant is up to $135,500 through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The signing ceremony was witnessed by Irooj […]
President Hilda Heine accepted the diplomatic credentials of newly appointed Japan Ambassador to the RMI Norio Saito during a presentation of credential ceremony held at the Cabinet conference room Monday.