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JAXA Astronaut Noguchi Takes on the Job of Official Supporter of 'Japan Public-Private Platform for REDD+'


April 21, 2015
On April 13, Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut for JAXA, assumed the position of “Official Supporter” of a project called the Japan Public-Private Platform for REDD+ that JICA is jointly promoting with other partners.

JICA President Tanaka Participates in a High Level Seminar of the Inter-American Development Bank Annual Meeting


April 17, 2015
From March 26 to 29, the IDB Annual Meeting was held in Busan, South Korea. JICA President Tanaka participated in a side event as a panelist, a high level seminar entitled “New Horizons in Latin America and Caribbean - Asia Development Cooperation.”

From the Field
Nairobi Takes Delivery of New Master Plan


April 15, 2015
A Nairobi city master plan JICA handed over March 5, is set to decentralize services away from the central business district, widen and build roads, develop rail and improve water distribution.

From the Field
New Station at Tanzania-Rwanda Border Simplifies Customs to Boost Trade


April 14, 2015
A project to simplify customs procedures between Tanzania and Rwanda and boost trade in the Eastern African region came to fruition when a One Stop Border Post officially opened Jan. 10.

JICA President Tanaka Visits Cambodia


April 14, 2014
During a visit to Cambodia from April 5 to 7, Akihiko Tanaka, president of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) attended the opening ceremony of Tsubasa Bridge, which supplied the missing link in the Greater Mekong Region Southern Economic Corridor, tying Bangkok with Ho Chi Minh City.

From the Field
Tsubasa Bridge Opens in Cambodia, connecting Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand with a Single Road


April 13, 2015
If you drive an hour and a half on Cambodia's National Road No.1, which runs along the Mekong River from the capital of Phnom Penh, you will spot a distinctive bridge. This is Tsubasa Bridge, for which an opening ceremony was held April 6.


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