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Thursday 29 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 79th birthday of Emperor Akihito of Japan was celebrated in Tonga with a reception hosted by the new Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, HE Dr Kazuchika Hamuro on 28 November, at his residence in 'Anana, and attended by Tonga's King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u, when guest speakers noted the strengthening of diplomatic ties between Tonga and Japan. Photos by Linny Folau
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Wednesday 17 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Mr Yasuo Takase, Japan's first resident Ambassador to Tonga departs for Japan on Saturday, October 20 after three-years of service.
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Wednesday 3 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HE Ms Tania Tupou, Tonga's first Resident Ambassador to Japan started in her new post at the Government of Tonga's new embassy located at Minato-ku in Tokyo, on October 1.
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Monday 1 October 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King, Queen and Crown Prince attended a reception in Tonga for the 63rd anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on September 28.
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Wednesday 29 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chinese professionals and skilled people who are working on Chinese development programs in Tonga on certain passports, may enter the country without a visa starting next month, the Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Samiu Vaipulu told the Tongan Parliament on August 28.
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Thursday 2 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two women have become heads of Tonga's overseas missions, with HRH Princess Latufuipeka appointed as Tonga's new High Commissioner to Australia, while Tania Tupou becomes Tonga's first Ambassador to Japan.
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Tuesday 22 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
NATO leaders including Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano endorsed an exit plan that will see NATO troops withdraw from Afghanistan, by the end of 2014.
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Thursday 17 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Responding to natural disasters is among major issues that will be discussed during the Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Nago City, Okinawa from May 25-26.
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Tuesday 15 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano will depart Tonga tomorrow, May 16 to attend the 2012 NATO Summit hosted by US President Barack Obama, in Chicago.
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Saturday 12 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano will attend the Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, PALM 6 in Okinawa, Japan from May 25-26.
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Tuesday 3 April 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Some of Tonga's foreign diplomatic missions are being restructured, reshuffled, and might possibly be relocated, and a new Tongan High Commissioner to Canberra, Australia has yet to be appointed following the ascending of the former high commissioner, Crown Prince Tupoto'a Lavaka to the Tongan throne as HM King Tupou VI, after the death of King George Tupou V on March 18.
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Friday 20 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The New Zealand government has found no evidence of fraudulent use of its aid money to Tonga, the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga, Jonathan Austin, confirmed yesterday, January 19.
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Tuesday 6 December 2011
Wellington, New Zealand
An independent audit has found that poor record keeping was behind the alleged misuse by the Tongan government of a New Zealand grant, and there was no evidence of fraud, according to a statement from New Zealand Foreign Affairs.
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Sunday 20 November 2011
Honolulu, Hawaii
Tonga's Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, and other Pacific Leaders met the US President Barack Obama, and the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in Honolulu, Hawaii, while the President was in Hawaii for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 annual meeting from November12-20.
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Wednesday 16 November 2011
Beijing, China
Celebrating the Tonga National Day 2011 in Beijing on October 28, with a cultural showcase of music and a dinner, also marked the 13th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Tonga and China, the Tongan Ambassador to China, HE Siamelie Latu said.
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Thursday 14 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Joint Commitment for Development Agreement between Tonga, New Zealand and Australia was signed by Tonga's Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Samiu Vaipulu and the New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Murray McCully in Nuku'alofa yesterday, 13 July.
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Sunday 3 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sex trafficking in Tonga needs to be publicly recognized and with further Government action to prevent it, the US Department of State recommends in its 2011 report on the Trafficking in Persons, that includes Tonga for the first time.
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Thursday 30 June 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The US Government is reintroducing USAID to the Pacific region and together with other aid donors will be looking at more coordinated assistance to the Pacific islands, a high level US delegation announced in reaffirming its friendly relationship with Tonga this week.
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Monday 28 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
THE Government of Tonga and the Tonga Red Cross Society made cash donations totalling $247,020 last week to assist the victims of Japan's earthquakes and devastating tsunami on March 11, 2011.
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Wednesday 26 January 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Australia Day was celebrated early in Nuku'alofa on January 21, hosted by the new Australian High Commissioner to Tonga HE Mr Thomas Roth.
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