Barbados Seeks To Strengthen Ties With Japan

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Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean and State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Masahisa Sato, focused on education as an important plank for further cooperation between the two countries during a courtesy call on Tuesday. The Japanese envoy, who was on a two-day visit to the island, also highlighted other areas of cooperation, including maritime security, fisheries …

Japan Donates Equipment To Barbados

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Disaster and emergency response personnel are now better equipped to handle any eventuality, thanks to a donation of equipment from the Government of Japan. The items, inclusive of emergency response vehicles worth Bds$1.8 million, were officially handed over to the relevant state agencies, following a brief ceremony at the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Warrens, St. Michael, this morning. Expressing …

Apply For Japan’s Grant For Grass Roots Programme

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Applications are invited for Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP). The programme offers financial assistance for developmental projects designed to meet the diverse needs of developing countries. This scheme supports projects proposed by local non-profit organisations; primarily non-governmental organisations (NGOs), whose projects are aimed at benefiting communities at the grass roots level. The GGP mainly targets projects …

Enhanced Barbados Japan Relations A Plus

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The establishment of a resident Japanese diplomatic presence in Barbados has led to enhanced diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Bridgetown. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steven Blackett, praised the strong friendship which spanned five decades during a reception in honour of the 84th birthday of the Emperor of Japan, Emperor Akihito, at Accra Beach Resort and Spa …

Japanese Grass Roots Fund

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Flying The Bajan Flag High In Japan

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Dawn Springer spent an entire summer studying the basic characters of the Japanese language, and now it has paid big dividends for the unassuming 21-year old. She is now the chief Japanese interpreter for Nanyo City, Japan – the host town for the Barbados Olympic team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. She recounted her road there, and her experience …

Japan Keen To Assist Barbados

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Japan is willing to lend its expertise to help Barbados improve its disaster management, so as to allow the island to recover in the shortest possible time after a major disaster. Japan’s Ambassador to Barbados, Teruhiko Shinada, gave this undertaking today during a courtesy call on Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, at his office in Webster’s …

Barbados & Japan To Build On Relations

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

Disaster management and renewable energy were suggested as possible areas of cooperation when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart met recently with Japan’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei, at Ilaro Court. Mr. Stuart told the Vice Minister that with the establishment of Japan’s embassy in Barbados last year, “the foundation has now been laid” for both countries to take greater …

B’dos & Japan To Strengthen Relations

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

The Governments of Barbados and Japan are exploring ways of forming stronger bilateral relations, especially in the areas of youth development, disaster preparedness, and sports development. During a recent courtesy call with Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, expressed interest in creating opportunities for the youth of both countries to …

Apply For 2018 Japanese Scholarship

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The Government of Japan is inviting Barbadian students to submit applications for its 2018 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship, to pursue postgraduate research studies at Japanese universities. The postgraduate (Research Students) programme will run for one-and-a-half to two years in non-degree research study, and will include six months of intensive Japanese language training. However, this …