Horn of Africa
JICA is exploring ways to help millions of people in the Horn of Africa to combat a catastrophic famine and rebuild the region on a sustainable basis.
Japan has enjoyed close ties with Latin America for more than 100 years and JICA is helping the continent with projects ranging from climate change and the environment to infrastructure, eradicating poverty and combating centuries old diseases.
JICA is sending emergency supplies to Tuvalu which is suffering from a water shortage due to a very law rainfall since early this year.
While emerging countries such as China and India are drawing global attention, many Asian countries are still struggling for solid growth, and the development gap between the two parties continues to widen.
Mrs. Sadako Ogata held talks with major development officials on development issues during her visit in Washington to attend World Bank/International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings.
Symposium is told Japanese business and 10 member states of the ASEAN group stand to benefit by strengthening business links.