Articles tagged 'japan'

Zim gets $3,6m cyber security grant 13 November 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe yesterday received a $3,6m grant for cyber security equipment to curb the increase in cyber crimes. The grant was inked by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube and Japan ambassador to Zimbabwe Toshiyuki Iwado at a signing ceremony at the ministry offices. Iwado said the main aim ...
Japan back in Byo after Mugabe departure 17 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has renewed its links with Japan after years of frosty relations during the reign of former president Robert Mugabe era. BCC and Japan used to enjoy good relations back in the early 1990's with the later distributing aid packages in the form of expert per...
Zim gets over $5m for roads rehab 1 November 2017 CHINHOYI - Zimbabwe has so far received over $5 million from the Japanese government, which has been channelled toward roads rehabilitation. This was revealed during a handover ceremony of bitumen to the Transport ministry in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West Province. Officiating at the event, Tr...
Japan pledges support for Zim's demining 9 October 2017 HARARE - Japan will continue to support demining activities in the country towards the goal of achieving a landmine-free Zimbabwe by 2025, its envoy has said. Speaking during an occasion to mark the completion for The Project for Mine Clearance in Mashonaland Central Province on Thursday, Amba...
North Korea fires missile over Japan 29 August 2017 TOKYO - North Korea has fired a missile over northern Japan in a move Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called an "unprecedented" threat to his country. The missile, launched early on Tuesday Korean time, flew over Hokkaido island before crashing into the sea. The UN Security Council is ex...
Zim must learn from Japan 17 March 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government must take a leaf from Japan, which returned to a trade surplus for the first time in six years in 2016, helped by cheaper oil imports and an improvement in exports toward the end of the year. The Asian nation's trade balance improved drastically fr...
Japan to rehabilitate Chirundu-Karoi road 2 December 2016 HARARE - Japan has started a project to improve a road section along the northern part of the North-South Beira corridor from Chirundu to Karoi, in a bid to enhance cross border transport infrastructure (CBTI) by developing transportation corridors from inland areas to large-scale international p...
Japan rescues starving Zvishavane villagers 18 September 2016 HARARE - More than 10 000 starving Zvishavane villagers are set to benefit from a $2,9 million Japanese government grant. The grant is on the back of the Zimbabwe Vulnerability and Assessment Committee (ZimVac) identifying Zvishavane as one of Zimbabwe's 20 most food insecure districts. Jap...
Zanu PF pursues Japan trade pact 16 June 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF officials, led by deputy Industry and Commerce minister Chiratidzo Iris Mabuwa, have embarked on an ambitious business deal that could see the country receiving cars, trucks, agricultural and farming equipment from Japan. Mabuwa led a delegation of Zanu PF officials who includ...
Missing Japanese boy found alive 3 June 2016 LONDON - A boy missing in remote woods in Japan since Saturday after being left alone by his parents as punishment has been found alive and well. Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was found in military barracks near Shikabe in northern Hokkaido, just a few kilometres from where he was left. His...
Zim karatekas off to Japan 13 April 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe karatekas are today set to leave for the 47th All Japan Karate tournament in Shizuoka City. A four-member team comprising winner of the first international Kyokushinkaikan tourney in Tokyo, Japan in 2009 and fourth place finisher in last year's All Japan competition Sensei Sa...
We have a lot to learn from Japan 8 April 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and his entourage flew back into the country at the weekend after a week's visit to Japan where he held bilateral talks with that country's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Although relations between both countries hit a low in 2000 when Japan suspended technical co...
Mabvuku judokas win big 15 March 2016 HARARE - Mabvuku-based judokas George Tsvande and Charlene Nyamutsita were the big winners at the inaugural Japanese Ambassador Judo Cup held at Hartman House in Harare at the weekend. Tsvande was crowned the overall Ambassadors' Cup champion while Nyamutsita won the best Ippon award (boxing e...
Massive flooding swamps Japan city 10 September 2015 JOSO - Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes. The city of Joso, north of the capital, Tokyo, was hit by a wall of water after the Kinugawa River burst its banks. Helicopter rescue teams have been plucking people from r...
Zim golfers leave for Japan 12 June 2015 HARARE – Zimbabwe's leading junior golfers are optimistic of leaving a mark at the Toyota World Junior Golf Championship in Nagoya, Japan. The 72 holes Junior Golf World Cup, is set to tee off in Toyota City on June 16, with Zimbabwe's hopes firmly pinned on fledgling stars Jack Allard, Kieran...
Muripo finishes fourth 21 April 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's leading karateka Sensei Samson Muripo finished in fourth place at the 46th All Japan Karate Senshuken Taikai tournament held at the weekend. The other local karatekas, who also made the trip, Admire Chingozhoro and Lovemore Nyamutsuwa were able to reach the quarter-finals o...
Karatekas leave for Japan 15 April 2015 HARARE – The Zimbabwe karate team finally left for Japan yesterday via South Africa to take part at the 46th All Japan Karate Senshuken Taikai tournament scheduled for this weekend. The two-day tournament will run from April 18 to 19 in Shizuoka. Initially, the Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) i...
Cut foreign trips, Mugabe told 27 March 2015 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says President Robert Mugabe must cut both his bloated Cabinet team and costly foreign travels before his government thinks about retrenching poor civil servants. This advice yesterday came in the wake of the government, hit hard by the twin b...
Zim Karate team appeals for funding 26 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe karatekas, who are set to travel to Japan for the All Japan Karate Senshuken Taikai (Championship) early next month, are struggling to raise $18 000 to finance the trip. Despite karate being one of the most successful sporting disciplines in the country, local companies and w...
Mugabe must limit foreign travel 22 March 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's penchant for globe-trotting has reflected very badly on how the Zanu PF government sets its priorities. The president, who only returned to the country on January 21 from a prolonged annual leave in the Far East, has to date embarked on at least seven foreign tr...
Mugabe flies into crisis 20 March 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, pictured, flew back yesterday from his visit to Japan to face a country teetering on the brink of collapse. The Mugabe government has so far failed to respond to the many challenges facing hard-pressed citizens, resulting in a groundswell of unrest. Over th...
Mugabe must learn from Japan 20 March 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe quietly flew into the country yesterday morning after a two-week visit to Japan where he held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and also attended the third United Nations Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. However, during his absence, chaos rei...
MDC whipping up fake Bona outrage: Zanu PF 19 March 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF has accused the opposition of whipping up fake outrage over 91-year-old president's daughter, Bona, chaperoning the nonagenarian and occupying a high and visible position during his official engagements in Japan. Pictures of Mugabe and Bona in meeting...
Bona storm hits Mugabe 18 March 2015 HARARE - Eyebrows have been raised about the circumstances surrounding President Robert Mugabe's daughter, Bona, chaperoning the nonagenarian and occupying a high and visible position during his official engagements in Japan. Both social media and dinner table tittle tattle in the country have...
Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading' 1 February 2015 TOKYO - Japan has reacted with anger and defiance to a video appearing to show the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan "would not give in to terrorism" and that he would expand his support to countries fighting IS. IS h...