Japan pledges 6 billion dollars in ODA over next 3 years
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Jun 22
Japan will provide a total of 6 billion dollars in official development assistance over three years from fiscal 2013, Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba said at the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, dubbed Rio+20.
Through the aid, the nation will help developing countries establish measures to minimize damage from natural disasters and introduce renewable energy.
Gemba said in a speech that Japan wishes to share its disaster prevention technologies and know-how with developing countries to create communities resistant to disasters. Such knowledge was acquired from the experience of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, he added.
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