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Wednesday 12 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan's first resident Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Yasuo Takase will leave Tonga in mid-October at the end of a three and a half years term, during which he saw the completion of the new Vaiola Hospital funded by Japan, as well as the implementation of solar power projects, and the strengthening of relations between the two countries and their royal families.
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Friday 7 September 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visiting Nuku'alofa this week, a Japanese cultural dancer, Yoke Chin Kham, has made five appearances, with a special lunch time performance yesterday, hosted by the Embassy of Japan.
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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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Thursday 26 July 2012
Hunga, Tonga
The installation of new solar power systems for over 500 homes in 11 remote islands communities in Vava'u and small islands off Tongatapu, began with an official groundbreaking ceremony at Hunga Island, on July 24, at the start of an $11 million renewable energy project funded by the Government of Japan for the people of Tonga.
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Thursday 28 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
HRH Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala is currently visiting Japan for the first time, from June 22-30.
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Tuesday 29 May 2012
Okinawa, Japan
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has pledged US$500 million dollars in aid to the Pacific Islands over the next three years, at the conclusion of the Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Okinawa, on Saturday, May 26.
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Friday 25 May 2012
Tokyo, Japan
A group of Pacific journalists, including Tonga's Telesia Adams, toured tsunami hit areas in Iwaki city, Japan that was devastated by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, last year.
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Wednesday 23 May 2012
Tokyo, Japan
Growth in developing East Asia and Pacific is strong but slowing, region needs to become less reliant on exports and capture new sources of growth, says World Bank East Asia & Pacific Economic Update.
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Wednesday 28 March 2012

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga marked the first anniversary of the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami with a reception that was attended by the Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho at the Janfull International Dateline Hotel on March 8.
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Friday 24 February 2012
The Japanese Ambassador to Tonga HE Mr Yasuo Takase commissions and aid project at St. Joseph's Business College in Nuku'alofa

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan has committed $80,000 pa'anga to finance three major projects at St Joseph's Business College, in Fasi, Nuku'alofa, including a new drainage system in an area that frequently experiences flooding.
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Thursday 14 July 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Japan edged passed the 'Ikale Tahi to become the 2011 Pacific Nations Cup Champion after defeating Fiji 24-13 on July 13 at Lautoka, Fiji.
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Saturday 26 March 2011
Tokyo, Japan
Tongan rugby players Lata Taniela Lui and Piei Mafile'o who survived the tsunami that devastated Kamaishi, Japan on March 11, will go to New Zealand next week to continue their training.
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Wednesday 16 March 2011
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four significant waves from Japan's tsunami event on March 11 travelled across the Pacific and were felt in Tonga where fluctuating sea levels up to 1.2m were recorded for several hours after a first wave hit Nuku'alofa's tidal gauge at 5:30 am on Saturday.
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Monday 25 May 2009
Hokkaido, Japan
Japan's Prime Minister Mr Taro Aso has confirmed 50 billion yen in aid to the Pacific Islands Forum for the coming three years - an increase from its previous aid of 45 billion yen. By Linny Folau.
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Saturday 23 May 2009
Hokkaido, Japan
The Prime Minister of Japan HE Mr Taro Aso met with Tonga's Prime Minister Hon Dr Feleti Sevele yesterday for a Bilateral Meeting during the Fifth Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting PALM 5 in Hokkaido yesterday, Friday May 22.
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Saturday 23 May 2009
Hokkaido, Japan
The Fifth Pacific Alliance Leaders Meeting "PALM 5" was opened yesterday Friday, May 22 at the Tomamu Alpha Ski Resort in Hokkaido, Japan, and deliberated under the theme "We are islanders - towards an eco friendly and rich Pacific".
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Saturday 23 May 2009
Tokyo, Japan
"VIVA Pacific Islanders" was the theme of the Pacific Islands Trade Exhibition 2009 held at the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) conference room in Tokyo on Thursday, May 21 and saw Tonga's locally produced Royal Coffee on display. By Linny Folau.
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Friday 22 May 2009
Tokyo, Japan
Japan's Emperor Akihito received Pacific leaders including Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo yesterday, Thursday, May 21.
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Thursday 21 May 2009
Tokyo, Japan
Pacific Islands leaders were united in their call for Japan to continue its leadership and efforts in tackling the issues of Water and Sanitation, during a Pacific Islands Leaders Roundtable Meeting on Water and Sanitation in Tokyo today, May 20.
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Wednesday 11 February 2009
Vava'u,Tonga
Tonga's Giant Trevally is attracting Japanese anglers to Vava'u and their activities have been filmed for Japanese television.
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