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Prof. Omaswa wins Global Health Award in Tokyo

  Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Uganda’s Prof. Francis Gervase Omaswa has won the third Noguchi Africa Prize Award in the category of medical services to Africa and the world. He has today received the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize from Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of …

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Japan offers sh88billion grant to improve Kampala traffic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda government has today signed a grant agreement with Japan for sh88.6 billion project to help improve traffic control in Kampala. Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija signed the grant aid agreement with the Japanese Ambasador Kazuaki Kameda . The grant  will be spent on constructing …

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The rise of Japan

What made this country transform rapidly from a backward agrarian society into a modern industrial power The Independent | ANDREW M. MWENDA | How did Japan, a poor and economically “backward” country rapidly transform into a modern industry power a few years after its initial contact with the West? I …

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ANALYSIS: Inspired by Japan

Where people, values, mentalities and habits create pure harmony THE INDEPENDENT | ANDREW M. MWENDA | In February and March of this year, I visited Japan and travelled extensively across that country’s major cities – from Tokyo to Kyoto and Hiroshima to Osaka, the commercial capital of Japan. I was …

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Ridding space of old satellites and debris

Colorado Springs, United States | AFP | With constellations of thousands of telecommunication mini satellites expected to orbit Earth in the near future, the risk of space-debris collisions will grow. For Nobu Okada, it’s an opportunity. The 46-year-old Japanese entrepreneur founded the start-up Astroscale in Singapore in 2013 with the …

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The enthronement of Japan’s Emperor Akihito

Paris, France | AFP | Emperor Akihito ascended to the Japanese throne on November 12, 1990 in a tightly choreographed ceremony steeped in tradition but with hints of modernity. Akihito, aged 56, had already succeeded his father, Emperor Hirohito, immediately on his death the previous year after the longest reign …

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FAO, Japanese government boost refugees in Moyo, Yumbe

  Moyo, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | It is 1pm.  Dressed in UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) white T-shirts, men and women sing songs of praise as a convoy of vehicles snake its way in Palorinya East Village in Moyo District. The delegation consists of FAO representative to Uganda …

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