300,000 Japanese tourists by 2020

Cambodia plans to attract up to 300,000 Japanese tourists to the Kingdom by 2020, as direct flights connect Phnom Penh with Tokyo early next month, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon announced yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak

Japan helps expand water supply

The launching ceremony of a project for the expansion of water supply systems in Kampong Cham and Battambang, financed with Japanese grant aid assistance, took place yesterday in Battambang City in the presence of Prime Minister Hun Sen and Kumamaru Yuji, Japan’s ambassador to Cambodia. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Prime minister knocks article on south China Sea Dispute

A local newspaper misrepresented a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Japanese counterpart, Mr. Hun Sen said on Thursday, inviting Japanese Ambassador Kumamaru Yuji to clarify the accuracy of the offending article. ...

Kuch Naren and Ben Paviour

Japan to help children cope with disabilities

The Japanese Embassy granted $256,317 in development aid to Cambodia on Monday, to be used by the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) to promote the educational inclusion of children with disabilities. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

Japan confirms NEC funding

Japan will continue funding the National Election Committee (NEC) ahead of the upcoming commune and national elections, despite growing international concern over Cambodia’s deteriorating political climate. ...

Taing Vida

First direct flight with Japan set for September

Plans were finalized last week for the first direct flight between Cambodia and Japan, which is set to launch in September, according to Tourism Minister Thong Khon, who met with Japanese Ambassador Kumamaru Yuji on Thursday.   ...

Kang Sothear

New Cambodia-Japan business group

The Cambodia-Japan Association for Business and Investment (CJBI) was officially launched yesterday in order to bring the business groups between the two countries together. ...

Sum Manet

Strikes, increased wages and electricity costs worry Japanese investors

Illegal strikes, the minimum wage and high electricity costs were the subjects discussed during the 13th annual meeting between Cambodia and Japan last week, according to the Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Sok Chan

Japanese Ambassador, Police to Meet Following Shootings

The Japanese ambassador is set to meet with senior police officials to discuss the shooting of a Japanese tourist in Phnom Penh on Saturday, according to an embassy official, while the U.S. Embassy on Monday said it was “very troubled” by a similar attack on ...

Saing Soenthrith and Ben Woods

Japan Provides Almost US$800,000 for Mine Clearance in Battambang Province

The Government of Japan has decided to provide a total of US$791,720 to Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) to improve mine clearance in Battambang province in 2013. The grant contract was signed here last Friday at the Embassy of Japan between H.E. Kumamaru Yuji, Japanese Ambassador ...

C. Nika

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