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Philippines, Japan sign P18-billion MRT3 rehab loan deal

Nov 08, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) With this agreement, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the government would finally be able to address the 'problem that is the MRT3'

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, on behalf of the Philippines, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) senior vice president Yasushi Tanaka, on behalf of Japan, signed Thursday the 38.1-billion yen loan agreement for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line-3 System Rehabilitation Project, which aims to improve the safety, reliability and level of service of the 16.9-kilometer light rail system with 13 stations spanning across EDSA. Also in attendance during the loan signing ceremony were Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda, JICA Chief Representative Yoshio Wada and Department of Transportation Undersecretary Timothy John Batan. Photo courtesy of Dept of Finance

PH, Japan finalize details of P18-billion MRT3 rehab loan

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:35 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The signing of the P18-billion loan agreement will be done on Thursday, November 8

Photo from Embassy of Japan

Applications for 2019 Japanese Government Scholarship now open

Apr 23, 2018 - 12:01 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for submission of applications is on Friday, May 18, 2018

Duterte willing to raise plight of comfort women with Japan

Aug 12, 2016 - 10:41 PM

But I cannot go there with a mindset because if I do that my language would be different Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says

PH-JAPAN TIES. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte guides Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida to the Executive Room of the Presidential Guest House in Panacan, Davao City on August 11, 2016. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

Japan's Abe claims victory in parliamentary vote

Jul 10, 2016 - 7:34 AM

4th UPDATE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expresses relief as his coalition gains at least half of the seats up for grabs in the polls

epa05418633 Japanese Prime Minister and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President Shinzo Abe (C) reacts as he puts red rose marks on the names of the party's victorious candidates in the Upper House election in celebration at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, 10 July 2016. The Upper House election was held on 10 July, and Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito won a majority in the election. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

20 Japanese corporations eye Clark Green City

Mar 08, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The Philippines Bases Conversion and Development Authority and a Japanese government corporation form a joint venture to create a master plan for Clark Green City

FUTURE INVESTMENT HUB. JOIN says interested Japanese firms are engaged in energy, healthcare, ICT, and water. File photo from Rappler

Japan government invests in Clark Green City

Aug 14, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation will lead the formation of joint venture partnerships for the development of Clark Green City

Japan pledges $2B loan for North-South commuter rail project

Aug 06, 2015 - 9:30 PM

This is the largest loan package of the Japanese government to a development partner says the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

ROBUST RELATIONS. The ODA package is firm testament to the robust bilateral relations between the Philippines and Japan, says Communications Secretary Coloma

Documents show Japan complicit in WWII sex slavery: activists

Jun 02, 2014 - 10:02 PM

The documents say that wartime brothels were maintained as official military facilities and that a chief military police officer used his official budget to cover up the fact that he had recruited comfort women

WARTIME SEX SLAVERY. Victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery attend a weekly rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea on April 9, 2014 to demand Japan apologize and provide compensation to the surviving victims of the Japanese government's sex slavery during World War II. Historians say more than 200,000 women, mostly Koreans, were forced to serve as sex slaves for front-line Japanese soldiers during the war. File photo form EPA/YONHAPNEWS

Japanese technology helps keep water clean in Yolanda-hit areas

Jan 08, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The water filtration technology will assist 1 400 households in Daanbantayan Cebu

75 Filipinos deported from Japan

Jul 09, 2013 - 7:28 PM

The Philippines is the country with the 3rd most immigration violators in Japan