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JICA President Tanaka Holds Talks with Chairman Enkhbold of Mongolia


March 5, 2015
On Feb. 27, JICA President Akihiko Tanaka held talks in Tokyo with Zandaakhuu Enkhbold, Chairman of the State Great Hural of Mongolia.

Seminars and Symposiums
Challenges of Global Health Toward ‘Accelerating Equity’ – Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2015


March 4, 2015
The Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2015 was held Jan. 26 to 31, in Bangkok, to discuss issues in the health sectors around the world.

Seminars and Symposiums
The Lessons of Japan's Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Boost Disaster Preparedness Around the World


February 27, 2015
To mark the passing of 20 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, JICA Kansai held the “Special Symposium on 20 Years of reconstruction After the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake” on Jan. 18 at the Portopia Hotel in Kobe.

JICA President Akihiko Tanaka Visits Indonesia


February 25, 2015
From Nov. 11 to 14, JICA President Akihiko Tanaka visited Indonesia, met with dignitaries including President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Minister of National Development Planning Andrinof Chaniago, and visited the sites of JICA projects.

JICA Senior Vice-President Domichi Holds Talks with Mongolian Prime Minister Saikhanbileg


February 23, 2015
On Feb. 10, JICA Senior Vice-President Hideaki Domichi held talks in Tokyo with Mongolian Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg, who took office in November 2014, visiting Japan in his first foreign visit since his inauguration.

From the Field
Sesame Seed Production Effort Led by Japanese Descendants (Nikkei) Helps Small Farmers in Paraguay and Consumers in Japan


February 20, 2015
Latin American countries produce the sesame seeds Japan imports, especially edible white ones. Japan depends on three countries for 90 percent of its imported white sesame seeds: Paraguay, Guatemala and Bolivia. Seventy percent of the production is from Paraguay.


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Akihiko Tanaka

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