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Japan Supports Pediatric Project In Huaphan

(KPL) The government of Japan has provided grant assistance worth over US$ 281,000 for a pediatric project in Huaphan Province, northern Laos.The signing ceremony for the grant contract for this project was held at the Japanese Embassy in Vientiane on ...Read More

Japanese Martial Arts Demonstration Enthrall Audience

(KPL) The 17th Japanese Martial Arts Demonstration was held by the Embassy of Japan in Vientiane in cooperation with the JICA Laos office and the Ministry of Education and Sports, at the Lao�Japan Budo Center in Vientiane Capital on 26 January 2019.

Learners of the Lao Judo Federation, the Lao Karatedo Federation, the Lao National Aikido Club, and the Lao Kendo Club performed in front of a large audience.

In recent years, an increasing number of young people in the Lao PDR have become interested in and practice these martial arts.

The levels of Lao players' skills are also improving. The exciting performances by excellent players inspired many young people and contributed to a further rise in the number of those participating in Budo.

This is the 17th time the Embassy of Japan has organized a demonstration to provide an opportunity for participants to demonstrate the skills they have acquired, and to motivate themselves for the future.

Some of the participants may have chances to participate in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. In Saturday's demonstration, the black belt masters also gave an excellent display of martial arts.

Furthermore, Mr. Phongsavath Boupha, President of the Lao National Karatedo Federation, gave a karate demonstration.

The event was attended by Dr. Ponemek Dalaloy, the former President of the Lao�Japan Friendship Association, Mr. Kazuhiro Kuno, Minister of Japan to the Lao PDR and Mr. Yoshiharu Yoneyama, Chief Representative of the JICA Laos Office.

In addition, government officials, teachers, students, and local residents, as well as family members ofthose who participated in the demonstration, gathered at the Budo Centre to enjoy the performances.

Source: Lao News Agency

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Japan Provides A US$ 17.3-M Grant To Improve Two Hospitals In Laos

(KPL) Jan 23 witnessed a groundbreaking ceremony held at the Setthathirath Hospital, Vientiane, for the Japan-funded Improvement of the Setthathirath Hospital and the Champassak Provincial Hospital Project, which is worth more than US$ 17.3 million.The...Read More

Vietnam Funds Lao Army History Museum Renovation

(KPL) The Ministry of Defence of Vietnam has granted over 13 billion kip to fund the renovation the Lao People's Army History Museum.The ground breaking ceremony for the renovation of the museum took place at the museum in Vientiane Capital on Jan 19.T...Read More

Laos, San Marino Establish Diplomatic Ties

(KPL) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR Saleumxay Kommasith has signed a joint statement with San Marino Minister for Foreign and Political Affairs Nicola Renzi announcing the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.The sign...Read More