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Staying One Step Ahead Of A Natural Disaster

SENDAI, Japan – When you live in a country where you experience 20 percent of the world’s most massive earthquakes, which could possibly send 10 meter waves your way, and flood your home and community, and quite plainly turn your life upside down, then you do absolutely everything you possibly can, to be prepared. That means staying one step ahead ... Read More »

FIJI RUGBY UNION SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE CHINA RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

IN another historic achievement and for the first time ever, the Chairman of the Fiji Rugby Union Commander Francis Kean yesterday in the Guangzhou Province China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Rugby Football Association who were represented by the Secretary of the China Rugby Football Association Mr Jack Lam. Commander Kean after the signing ceremony acknowledged that ... Read More »

Fiji & Japan Strengthen Trade Relations

TOKYO, Japan – More businesses from Japan could soon be injecting much needed investment dollars into the economy should a Fiji government initiative to attract investors prove successful. The Fiji Embassy based in Tokyo is hoping its “Trade & Investment seminars” will act as the perfect catalyst to get the ball rolling. The seminar was held last month here in ... Read More »

Rebuilding A City and Getting Back On The Wagon

HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Japan – Picking up the pieces and hitting that restart button in the aftermath of a natural disaster is never easy. Where does one even begin? Add to that the loss of family, friends and every hope for the future, and you’re left with very little to go on. This could have been for the case for a little ... Read More »

Konnichiwa & Bula! Welcome to Fiji.

TOKYO, Japan – If you’re like me and took either a 10-hour flight from Nadi to Hong Kong or Seoul (including a domestic flight at an ungodly hour), only to transit for a few hours (not to mention all the hassle lugging your carry on from one terminal to another) just to get on a flight to Narita in Tokyo ... Read More »

Japan Drives Fiji To Become Pacific’s “Meteorological” Hub

TOKYO, Japan – Being a vulnerable island country, with limited resources, surrounded by the world’s largest body of water during cyclone season is enough to get even the best “weathermen” a little more than worried. But the Fiji Meteorological Service has often pushed above its weight and helped see Fiji through some of the worst Mother Nature has hurled at ... Read More »

Could Community Based Recycling Work for Fiji?

KAWASAKI CITY, Japan – If there’s anything the Japanese do extremely well, it has to be waste management. The entire nation is built on a model that recycles just about anything which begins with community based recycling. For an industrious and financially sustainable country like Japan, it works quite tunefully, but could Fiji and the larger Pacific adopt a model ... Read More »

CORRECTIONS AND WARDENS CHALLENGE

THE Deputy Commissioner Corrections Jo Kulinidilo on Friday, 13 October, 2017, launched a new Shield that will be challenged annually by the Fiji Corrections Service and National Fire Authority rugby teams. This inaugural annual Rugby Challenge match is a prelude to the Fiji Corrections Day and is geared towards strengthening the working relationship between both organisations. This much awaited rugby ... Read More »

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