● Donation of UNIQLO’s Winter Clothing for IDP in Iraq
Fast Retailing Co.,Ltd. donated a total 8,000 items of winter clothing for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Iraq, including ”HEATTEC” and “Ultra Light Down” (http://www.fastretailing.com/eng/csr/news/1412251500.html)
The clothing was distributed to IDPs living in Baharka Camp located in Erbil city, Kurdistan Region, on December 31, 2014, by Japanese NGO “IVY” which contributes to humanitarian assistance in this region, and Barzani Charity Foundation which manages this camp.
This assistance by “Fast Retailing” is response to and in cooperation with the above mentioned organizations and the Japanese Embassy in Iraq, to further the needs of winterization assistance for IDPs suffering from severe winter.
On its part, the Japanese Government has already provided Emergency Grand Aid Assistance among others to IDPs in Iraq which amounts to 28.5 million US dollars in total since February, 2014.
● The Ceremony for the Foreign Minister Award to Dr. Mahmood Al Qaysi
Ambassador Kazuya Nashida awarded the Foreign Minister Award to Dr. Mahmood Al Qaisy, Professor of the Faculty of Arts of Baghdad University, on December 7th, 2014.
The Foreign Minister Award is given to individuals and bodies which have distinguished achievements for promotion of friendly relations between Japan and other countries. Dr. AlQaisy is the first Iraqi who has won the Award since 2003. Dr. Al Qaysi has made significant contributions to advance of Japan-Iraq relations, through publishing many papers and books on Japan and establishing Japanese Historical Studies Program (JHSP) in Baghdad University.
Dr. Zuhair Humadi, General Director of Higher Committee of Education Development in Iraq (HCED), Dr. Falah Al Asadi, President of Mustansiriyah University, Dr. Salah Al Jabiri, Dean of the Faculty of Arts of Baghdad University and other distinguished academics attended the ceremony and delivered their remarks to express congratulations to Dr. Al Qaysi.
- Japan's position on the Senkaku Islands.
- Notice of Change Telephone and Fax Number.
October 20, 2014
Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Recent Situation in Iraq
September 20, 2014
Emergency Grant Aid for Internally Displaced Persons Affected by the Armed Conflict in Iraq
September 9, 2014
Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Formation of the New Government in Iraq