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Japan Contributes $2.7 MILLION To Boost WFP’S Food Assistance In Afghanistan

WFP welcomes a new contribution of $2.7 million from the Government of Japan which will enable WFP to provide food assistance to food-insecure people in Afghanistan in the coming 12 months.  This generous contribution follows Japan’s humanitarian funding for WFP’s

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Japan pledges $8.7mn to improve agriculture in Herat

The Japanese government has pledged USD 8.7mn grant to support agriculture in the western Herat province of Afghanistan through the “Project for Improvement of Agricultural Value Chain in Herat”. An agreement to that effect was signed by Kenji Enoshita, Charge

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Japan pledges USD 281mn in aid to Afghanistan

Japan signed a USD 281mn contract with the Afghan government on Thursday for the completion of 14 projects through 9 offices of the United Nations in Afghanistan. The money would be spent towards the agriculture sector, education sector, health sector,

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Work on the Torkham-Jalalabad Highway Resumed

Pakistan resumed construction on the dualization of the Torkham-Jalalabad highway, which was halted for the past three years due to negligence of the Pakistani contractor. The first lane of the road was inaugurated in 2007 and after that Pakistan refused

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Asia shares down as economy fears hurt global stocks

Asian shares have declined after fresh fears over the health of the US and European economies resulted in a sell-off in global markets. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 0.5%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 1% and Australia’s ASX 200 was

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Japan forces through its delayed $1.1tn budget for 2012

Japan’s government has forced through its 2012 budget, after it was stalled by a political battle over plans to double the national sales tax. The lower house of parliament approved the budget earlier this month. However, the upper house failed

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Japan, China and S Korea edge towards free-trade deal

Japan, China and South Korea have moved closer to signing a trilateral investment agreement that could pave the way for a free-trade deal. If signed it would be the first economic agreement that is backed by law between three of

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