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Press Releases

FY2012

March

March 29, 2012 Delivering the Okinawan Spirit to the International Community: Comprehensive Partnership Agreement Signed with Okinawa Prefecture
–Utilizing Okinawa’s knowledge and experiences for the prosperity of the world and Okinawa–
March 28, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Republic of Indonesia
–Meeting the Rapidly Growing Power Demand with Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired and Geothermal Power Plants–
March 28, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Government of India
–Supporting Construction of Dedicated Freight Corridor for Realization of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor–
March 27, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of the Philippines
–Using Japanese Railway and Environmental Conservation Technologies to Support Improvements of the Business and Investment Climatey–
March 26, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco
-Assistance to improve regional sewer environment and reduce greenhouse gases-
March 25, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
-Developing infrastructures to strengthen international competitiveness and respond to vulnerability-
March 22, 2013 Grant Agreement for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
–Support for economic reform and national reconciliation–
March 15, 2013 JICA President Akihiko Tanaka Meets with John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, and Other Key Personnel
–The President Hopes for Further Support by the Government of Japan–
March 14, 2013 JICA President Akihiko Tanaka Holds Talks with Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore and Key Personnel
–Announcement of On-going Support for Local People Toward Peace and Stability in the Sahel–
March 14, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
–Assistance for Significant Socioeconomic Development Using Japanese Technology and Expertise–
March 13, 2013 JICA President Akihiko Tanaka Visits Project Sites in Burkina Faso – Education, Water Sanitation and Water Supply
March 13, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Nepal
–Contributing to the “Dividends of Peace” for the Nepalese People with the First Japanese ODA Loan in 12 Years–
March 11, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the People's Republic of Bangladesh
–Providing the Largest Japanese ODA Loan to Date to Support Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh–
March 11, 2013 JICA President Tanaka Visits the United Nations
–Emphasizing the Importance of Initiatives for Human Security and Inclusive Growth in Africa–
March 7, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of Mozambique
–Contributing to economic development in southern Africa through rehabilitating the port of Nacala–
March 1, 2013 JICA President Akihiko Tanaka held talks with Dr. Yayi Boni, President of the Republic of Benin to strengthen relationships

February

February 26, 2013 JICA President Akihiko Tanaka Visits South Africa
February 25, 2013 JICA President Akihiko Tanaka Visits Mozambique – Part 2
February 22, 2013 JICA President Akihiko Tanaka Visits Mozambique – Part 1
February 22, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Government of India
—Improvement of National Highway in Bihar, one of the most impoverished state—
February 20, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
—Largest Loan Ever for Development Assistance in Bangladesh, a Newly Emerging Nation Drawing Much Attention—
February 8, 2013 Summary of Grant Aid Agreements for the Third Quarter of 2012
February 8, 2013 The Myanmar-Japan Center for Human Resources Development for Training Business Human Resources in Myanmar
–Official Agreement Signed toward Starting Assistance–
February 6, 2013 Comprehensive Partnership Agreement Signed with the City of Kitakyushu
—Development for Developing Countries and Contributing to Kitakyushu’s Overseas Strategy—

January

January 30, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
–Supporting Social and Economic Reform in Myanmar–
January 30, 2013 First Infrastructure Project Signed for Private Sector Investment Finance since Full Resumption of Program
–Improvements of the Investment Environment for Japanese SMEs along with Assistance for Environmentally Friendly Industrial Development–
January 28, 2013 IMF-JICA High-Level Conference Discusses Economic Transformation and Inclusive Growth in Frontier Asia
January 24, 2012 Indonesia PPP Infrastructure Investment Forum
–Promoting Private Investment in Infrastructure through PPP Initiatives–
January 23, 2013 Japanese ODA Loan for the Republic of Indonesia
–Proactive Assistance for Reforms in the Economic Field That Include Investment Climate Improvements–
January 9, 2013 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of Peru
–Assistance for Water and Sewer Network Rehabilitation and Comprehensive Community Development through Tourism Promotion–

December

December 28, 2012 Signing of Grant Aid Agreement with the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
–Responding to the Rapid Democratization, Economic Reform and Increasing Communication Infrastructure Needs–
December 28, 2012 13 Projects Selected in BoP Business Promotion Survey
–Supporting BoP Business Project Development in Asia and Africa-
December 14, 2012 First Shipment of Mung Beans to Japan Cultivated by the BoP Segment in Bangladesh for Consumption as Bean Sprouts
–Ensuring a Stable Supply of Sprouts and Improving Farmer Incomes in Bangladesh–
December 13, 2012 New Partnership Boosts Global Development Efforts of the Red Cross Red Crescent and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
December 7, 2012 JICA Launches JPY 20 Billion Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds in Two Tranches

November

November 30, 2012 Introduction of Currency Conversion Option to Japanese ODA Loans
November 19, 2012 JICA Awarded by the UN for Its Longtime Contribution as a Pioneer and Promoter of South-South Cooperation
November 7, 2012 Summary of Grant Aid Agreements for the Second Quarter of 2012
November 6, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of Guatemala
–Stimulating the Local Economy and Alleviating Poverty through Road Improvements in an Impoverished Region Affected by Civil War–
November 1, 2012 Collaboration with the Ryohin Keikaku (MUJI) to Create Jointly Developed Products
–Products Manufactured by Local Producers of JICA's One Village One Product Projects Sold as Christmas Gifts Around the World –

October

October 29, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Government of India
–Assistance for Stable Water Supply in the National Capital Territory of Delhi–
October 22, 2012 Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
October 17, 2012 Full Resumption of JICA Private Sector Investment Finance
October 15, 2012 JICA Hosts the First Annual Meeting of the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), a Network of Development Finance Institutions Boasting a Total Project Budget of 31 Trillion Yen, and a Seminar Titled "Enhancing Public Private Partnership in Green Growth"
– Amid Economic Crisis, Agreement to Strengthen Partnerships toward Sustainable Development with Assistance to Developing Countries beyond Finance Cooperation –
October 15, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Republic of Iraq
–Japan Begins ODA Assistance Exceeding 3.5 Billion Dollars and Uses Japanese Commercial Technology While Strengthening Relations with Iraq–
October 15, 2012 Signing of Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro
–JICA awaits for lasting peace in Mindanao–
October 15, 2012 The IMF-World Bank Group Annual Meetings draws to a successful close
–Towards stable and sustainable Growth and the World free of Poverty–
October 12, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republics of Botswana and Zambia
–Promoting Regional Economic Development with the Construction of a Cross-Border Bridge Desired by the Southern Africa Region–
October 12, 2012 The IMF-World Bank Group Annual Meetings start in Tokyo
–JICA's intellectual contribution based on firsthand knowledge and cooperation with international organizations–
October 12, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Republic of Peru
–Assistance to the environmental mitigation and climate change to realize the sustainable development–
October 10, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of the Philippines
–Supporting enhancement of the business and investment environment, and contributing to promotion of investments from Japanese companies–
October 9, 2012 Master Plan Study for Establishing Metropolitan Priority Area for Investment and Industry (MPA) in JABODETABEK Area Approved by the Steering Committee consisting of the cabinet members of the Japanese and Indonesian governments
–Agreed to implement a Comprehensive Infrastructure Development Plan of Jakarta Metropolitan Area by Year 2020 formulated through Public Private Partnership of both countries–
October 1, 2012 Lead Manager of JICA Bond (Zaito Domestic Bond)

September

September 28, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Government of India
September 18, 2012 Vice-President Kodera Holds Talks with Muslim Brotherhood Deputy Chairman El-Shater –Hopes for JICA Aid for Nation-Building in Post-Revolutionary Egypt–
September 14, 2012 JICA Launches JPY 10 Billion 10-year Zaito Domestic Bond and 10 Billion 20-year Zaito Domestic Bond
September 11, 2012 The 8th JICA President Commendation
September 4, 2012 Signing of a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Federative Republic of Brazil –Alleviating Traffic Congestion in the Belem Metropolitan Area While Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions–

August

August 27, 2012 City of Kawasaki and JICA Conclude Partnership Memorandum –Improving the Water Environment in Developing Countries through a Public-Private Partnership–
August 14, 2012 Signing of a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan –Contributing to Stability of the Middle East Region Affected by the Arab Springs through Human Resource Development and Social Infrastructure Improvements–
August 2, 2012 Lead Manager of 14th and 15th JICA Bond (Zaito Domestic Bond)

July

July 30, 2012 Seven Projects Proposed by the Private Sector Selected for the Preparatory Survey for PPP Infrastructure –Public and Private Sectors Work on Infrastructure Projects in Developing Countries–
July 19, 2012 Memorandum Signed with the World Food Programme –Toward Smooth Implementation of Assistance Projects in the Horn of Africa–
July 19, 2012 Summary of Grant Aid Agreements for the First Quarter of 2012
July 9, 2012 The Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan and Future JICA Assistance –Affirming Continued Assistance toward Sustainable Development in Afghanistan, Based on the Principle of Mutual Accountability–
July 9, 2012 Aiming for Wetland Conservation and Wise Use –MOC Signed with the Secretariat of Ramsar Convention–
July 2, 2012 Visit of a Judicial Survey Mission of the Vietnamese Government to Japan

June

June 29, 2012 11 Projects Selected for the First ‘Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Partnership Promotion Survey’ –Promoting overseas activities by Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Primarily in Asia–
June 28, 2012 Signing of First Grant Agreements with the Republic of South Sudan –Contributing to the Socioeconomic Development of the New Nation through Infrastructure Improvements in the Capital of Juba–
June 15, 2012 JICA Launches JPY 10 Billion 10-year Zaito Domestic Bond and 10 Billion 20-year Zaito Domestic Bond
June 13, 2012 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Vanuatu –Building a Wharf for International Freight in Maritime Transportation Base Port of Port Vila to Improve Physical Distribution in Oceania–
June 5, 2012 Interim Report on "Seismic Risk Assessment and Risk Management Planning Project" in the Republic of Armenia –Utilizing Japanese Experience to Advance Earthquake Disaster Prevention in the Capital–
June 4, 2012 Launching Ceremony of the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology for Japanese-Style Engineering Education –Partnerships with 24 Japanese Universities and Training Support for Skills Demanded in Industry–
June 4, 2012 Signing of a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of Kenya –Creating Infrastructure in East Africa's Gateway to Make the Regional Transportation Network More Efficient–

May

May 31, 2012 Countermeasures towards Global Issues through Science and Technology Research Partnership (SATREPS)
May 31, 2012 USAID, JICA and Ajinomoto Signed Memorandum of Understanding on Weaning Child Nutrition Improvement in Ghana –First Overseas Nutrition Improvement Project in cooperation between the Governments of the United States and Japan and the Private Sector–
May 10, 2012 Make a Shrewd Pre-Disaster Mitigation Investment in Urban Area –VP Kodera Contributes to the Seminar "Vulnerable Cities – Waking Up to the Need for Urban Disaster Risk Management" at the ADB Annual Meeting–
May 10, 2012 How Best to Promote PPP, Dialogue with Emerging Countries, and Knowledge Sharing? –VP Kodera Contributes to the Seminar on "Development Cooperation in a Changing World" at the ADB Annual Meeting–
May 10, 2012 Will modern services be the new deriver of economic growth? –VP Arakawa Contributes to the Seminar on "Taking the Right Growth Road – Manufacturing and Modern Services" at the ADB Annual Meeting–
May 8, 2012 Summary of Grant Aid Agreements for the Fourth Quarter of 2011
May 7, 2012 Lead Manager of 12th and 13th JICA Bond (Zaito Domestic Bond)

April

April 16, 2012 19 Projects Selected in BoP Business Promotion Survey –Technologies Applied during recovery phase after the Great East Japan Earthquake to contribute to BoP Business Projects in Developing Countries–
April 2, 2012 Signing of a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of Cape Verde –Supporting improvement of power supply situation and mitigation of climate change in an island country in Westernmost Africa–

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