Press Tour of Japan's Development Cooperation

On February 1, 2024, the Embassy of Japan in Palau, in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Palau Office, conducted a press tour for the local media. Two newspapers, an announcer from the national radio station, and the Director of the Public Relations, Office of the President participated in the tour.  
The press tour was conducted to observe Japan's assistance in the areas of environmental conservation, education, waste separation and discharge, and public transportation. These projects and activities are directly related to people’s daily life and also involve grassroots communities on the island of Babeldaob.

“Project for Enhancement of Integrated Management of Coastal Ecosystems in Palau for Strengthening their Resilience to Climate Change”


“JICA Volunteer for Science Education” Ms. MIURA Rina
“The Grassroots Grant Project for Constructing a Science Laboratory in Belau Modekngei School"


“JICA Volunteer for Environmental Education” Ms. SONODA Tamaki
“JICA Partnership Project: The Project to Promote Systematic Household Waste Segregation and Discharge in Babeldaob Island”


“JICA Project for Establishing an Eco-friendly Transportation System”

Hon. Ngiraibelas Tmetuchl, Minister of Human Resources, Culture, Tourism and Development, who visited Japan in October 2023 as part of this project, participated in the briefing.

The purpose of the press tour was to increase opportunities for Japan’s development cooperation projects to be covered in the Palauan media and to strengthen information dissemination to Palauan government officials and citizens. The Embassy of Japan has plans for a third press tour next year 2025.