PHL, Japan to hold virtual 11th high-level infra meeting on July 28

By Kate Shiene Agna MANILA — High-level Philippine and Japanese officials will hold their 11th meeting on infrastructure development and economic cooperation on July 28 via videoconferencing amid the continuing travel restrictions arising from the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic.  The meeting will be chaired by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua for the… Read More PHL, Japan to hold virtual 11th high-level infra meeting on July 28

Gandamra: UN-Habitat shelters mark PH-Japan friendship

By Claire Gigje MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur–As 170 permanent houses in Darussalam Village and Pamayandeg sa Ranao Residences  were successfully turned over to internally displaced persons (IDPs) Thursday, July 22, City Mayor Majul Gandamra highlighted that such effort signified a friendship between the Philippine government and the Japan government that funded the construction of… Read More Gandamra: UN-Habitat shelters mark PH-Japan friendship

South Korean court dismisses lawsuit against Japan

ANKARA: A South Korean court on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by wartime victims against the Japanese government, local media reported. In its ruling on the case of women forced to work as sex slaves during World War II, the Seoul Central District Court cited sovereign immunity, a concept in international law that allows states… Read More South Korean court dismisses lawsuit against Japan

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolts northeastern Japan

ANKARA: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, local media reported.  The powerful tremor occurred at 11:08 p.m. local time (1408GMT) 60 kilometers (37 miles) below surface, Kyodo News Agency reported.  It was centered off Fukushima and was also felt in the capital Tokyo, the report said, adding the government has set up… Read More Magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolts northeastern Japan