The Japan Times: Around 40% of the 169 people who fled to Japan from Afghanistan following the Taliban’s return to power in August last year have left their new home due to what they say was pressure and a lack of support from Japan’s Foreign Ministry. Although Japan has granted refugee status to 98 people,
Ariana: Japan has granted refugee status to 98 people who fled Afghanistan in the past year, Kydo News reported. According to the Japanese news agency, the newly recognized refugees comprise staff who worked at the Japanese Embassy in Kabul. They were among more than 800 Afghans who fled to Japan. Click here to read more
Ariana: On February 4th, 2020, the first special care center to fight coronavirus was established in Afghan-Japan Communicable Disease Hospital in Kabul. Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz says that the center offers 100 beds, and is dedicated to diagnose and cure coronavirus patients. The minister adds that if need be, they will establish such centers,
Ayaz Gul VOA News December 4, 2019 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN – Unknown gunmen have killed a Japanese aid worker and his five colleagues in eastern Afghanistan. Officials said the deadly shooting took place Wednesday morning in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. A provincial government spokesman told VOA that slain Dr. Tetus Nakamura and members of
Japan Times: If a public entity wants to promote itself in Japan, one of the most effective ways may be to create a yuru-kyara — a lovable mascot that catches people’s hearts. And that’s exactly what the Afghanistan Embassy in Tokyo is doing. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: Of the accepted refugees, seven were from Afghanistan, four from Ethiopia and three from Eritrea, according to the document seen by Reuters. It was not clear whether any Syrians had applied for, or won, asylum. Click here to read more (external link).
Kyodo: Some 102 cultural assets taken illegally from conflict-torn Afghanistan have been returned to the South Asian country with the help of a Japanese nonprofit organization. The items include a piece of a mural removed from the Bamiyan Caves where giant Buddha statues were destroyed by Taliban militants in 2001, and the “Left Foot of Zeus,” a
Khama Press: The government of Japan has pledged 2.4 billion Japanese Yen, equivalent to $22 million, in fresh aid to Afghanistan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said Japan has pledged to support the economic and social development in Afghanistan with the fresh aid package. Click here for more. (external link).
Tolo News: The Japanese embassy in Kabul on Monday said its government has decided to provide $1.5 million USD to help upgrade the Salang Corridor – Afghanistan’s main north- south road transport route. At present, the Salang Corridor is the only route that allows the year round north-south passages of good and people across the Hindu Kush