Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Insight into Japanese culture

At the end of the session, the students learnt a little more about Japan, but importantly the bilateral partnership and cooperation that has existed between both countries since 1975.

The Grade 11 students first went through several presentations that highlighted the work of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency.

They learnt that Japan is the second largest trading partner to PNG, after Australia, and that JICA is the implementing agency of Japan’s Official Development Assistance to developing countries.

Japan invests K3.5 billion in PNG

This was revealed during the signing of agreements between JICA and the Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) for the National ‘Greenhouse Gas’ Inventory System.

JICA PNG, Chief Representative Takashi Toyama said today the amount was equivalent to 11 billion Japanese Yen, and was invested in three technical programs to assist PNG address environment and  climate change.