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Japan conducts aerial search for 40 missing crewmen

September 7, 2020

Japan on Monday conducted aerial search operations for 40 missing crewmen from the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand of a sunken Panamanian cargo vessel, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. “As the area is still pounded by gusty winds,

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UPDATE Abe decides to resign as prime minister

August 28, 2020

Tokyo– Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to step down, apparently due to a worsening of his chronic health condition, informed sources said Friday. He is expected to announce the resignation at a press conference later in the day.

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Philippines to acquire radar defense system from Japan

August 28, 2020

The Philippine government is set to acquire an Air Surveillance Radar System (ASRS) from Japan. Arsenio Andolong, Department of National Defense (DND) public affairs service chief said “Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has signed the Contract Agreement and Notice to Proceed

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Army , Japan GSDF strengthen cooperation despite COVID-19 challenge

August 24, 2020

The chiefs of  the Philippine Army (PA) and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)  strengthened their cooperation in a telephone conference on Friday. Col. Ramon Zagala, Philippine Army spokesman, said Arny Chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana and JGSDF Chief

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WHO urges Philippines to make sure health system won’t be overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases

August 18, 2020

As Metro Manila and four provinces return to the easier general community quarantine on Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday urged the Department of Health (DOH) to continue boost the capacity of its healthcare system to handle coronavirus disease

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Philippines thanks Japan for being 1st recipient of emergency COVID-19 support loan

August 18, 2020

The Philippines became the first recipient of Japan’s emergency support loan for COVID-19 affected economies with the early disbursement on Aug. 14 of its 50-billion yen financing package to the Duterte administration that aims to assist its ongoing efforts to

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DOH to start soon clinical trial using Avigan for COVID-19 patients

August 7, 2020

The Department of Health will soon start the clinical trial of Japanese anti-flu drug Avigan to patients of coronavirus disease in the country, an official said on Friday. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the trial was supposed to

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Japan provides Avigan tablets to Philippines for trial vs COVID-19

August 7, 2020

Japan has provided anti-viral flu drug Avigan to the Philippines for possible coronavirus treatment, its embassy said Thursday. Avigan tablets will be tested on 100 patients, saying its donation of the drug is part of its emergency grant aid to

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