Japan gov’t grants $1.43 million in aid for social projects

Japan on Thursday provided a $1.43 million grant to three organisations working to clear cluster bombs, improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural conditions for poverty reduction in Cambodia. The grant was signed by Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami and representatives of the three recipients ...

Voun Dara

Japan reaffirms commitment to Cambodia and national election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has reaffirmed his commitment to the country and the upcoming national election as Kem Sokha’s daughter has taken to social media to demand an explanation as to why Japan is supporting an “artificial” election. Last week Japan’s ambassador to Cambodia, Hidehisa ...

May Titthara

Japan consular office launches in Siem Reap

A Japanese consular office yesterday opened in Siem Reap town in a ceremony attended by Japanese and Cambodian dignitaries. Attending the events were Sieng Nam, CPP lawmaker for Siem Reap province, Chhay Sinarith, deputy National Police commissioner, and Nakane Kazuyuki, the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs. ...

Pav Suy

Inspection centre delayed

The opening of a quality-inspection centre for agricultural products in Kandal province, originally scheduled for the end of 2017, has been delayed, with authorities now saying it will open during the first months of 2018. ...

Chea Vannak

Japan to fund road, three hospitals

Japan has provided more than $300,000 to aid the government in its construction of a road and three hospitals in four provinces. The $329,736 grant was signed at the Japanese embassy yesterday by the Japanese ambassador, the director of the Preah Vihear provincial department of public ...

Pav Suy

Embassies meet with NEC over voter registration

Representatives from the United States and Japanese embassies and the European Union delegation met with the National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday about ongoing voter registration, with EU Ambassador George Edgar saying the current political tension was not addressed in detail during the meeting.​ ...

Mech Dara

Kandal centre to monitor veggie quality

A centre to improve the standard and quality of agricultural products, especially vegetables, will be set up in Kandal province soon, the director of the provincial agriculture department said yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak

Schools upgrade to benefit disabled pupils

A Japanese NGO yesterday signed a deal worth nearly $300,000 to assist four Kandal province primary schools in providing access to education for children with disabilities. ...

Pav Suy

Union asks Japanese to examine ‘assaults’

A Cambodian labour union this week sent a letter to the Japanese Embassy, asking for help dealing with reported violence against workers at a Japanese-owned garment factory in Kampong Speu province. ...

Pech Sotheary

Japan diversifies Cambodia investments

While more Japanese companies are flocking to Cambodia for investments in recent years, they are more diversified, ranging from restaurants to manufacturing industries and electronics. Yoshihito Katsuo, first secretary in charge of trade at the Japanese embassy in Phnom Penh, told Kyodo News on Friday that ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

Three Japanese navy ships to visit Cambodia next week

Three Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) vessels will visit Cambodia on 17-20 February, said a statement of the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday. The statement added that Captain Koji YAGI, who leads the visit of the vessels, will pay a courtesy call on ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Diplomats, Donors Lobbied to Help Free Jailed Protesters

Challenging the ban on demonstrations in Phnom Penh, activists rallied Friday at the U.S. Embassy, the Japanese Embassy, the Australian Embassy and the German Embassy before stopping for lunch and rallying again, in the afternoon, at the British Embassy, the European Union and World Bank ...

Khy Sovuthy

Japan provides emergency aid to Cambodia’s flood victims

in response to the flood disaster in Cambodia, the Government of Japan on Monday decided to provide emergency relief goods such as generator, water purifiers etc worth 32 million yen (approximately 320,000 US dollars) to the Kingdom of Cambodia through the Japan International Cooperation Agency ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly News Staff

Cambodia Delays US Military Aid

Cambodia postponed U.S.-backed military assistance programs immediately after the July 28 national election, officials of both countries confirmed Tuesday, in a move that analysts said reflects a strain in relations after years of strengthening military ties. The U.S. has in recent years expanded training and other ...

Japanese Mizuho Bank looks into Cambodian financial sector

Mizuho Bank, one of Japan’s largest banks, opened a representative office here Monday thanks to increasing interest in Cambodia by Japanese investors, a bank official said. To date, Cambodia has five foreign banks’ representative offices, 34 commercial banks, seven specialized banks and 37 microfinance institutions, ...

Japanese delegation seeks business options

Some 140 Japanese investors arrived in Cambodia yesterday to meet with local government leaders and other stakeholders in an effort to boost economic cooperation between the two countries. According to the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia, the delegation arrived in the country yesterday afternoon, following a visit ...

Japan Marks 60 Years of Relations With Cambodia

This year marks the 60th anniversary since the start of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan – the country’s largest bilateral donor – and to celebrate, the Japanese Embassy is planning an array of cultural events. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the anniversary, Japanese Ambassador ...

Japanese Investment in Cambodia Grows, but Hurdles Remain

Japanese Investment in Cambodia is steadily increasing as a result of sharply rising wages in China and other Southeast Asian nations. But experts warned this week that for sustained investment growth and to avoid driving Japanese companies to other attractive investment destinations such as Burma ...

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