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Moses Uludong announces bid for Palau’s Presidency

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Moses Uludong, a media personality and former politician, has announced his candidacy for the presidency of Palau, challenging current contenders President Surangel Whipps Jr. and former President Tommy Remengesau Jr. Uludong, running under the slogan, “Is it right, is it true, Is it good for the people? A tekoi el doruul: Ng melmalt, Ng klemerang, Ng ungil ra rechad? Island Times...

Japan to increase MSDF Port calls to Pacific Island nations, Seeking stronger presence in region

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The Japanese Government plans to increase the number of port calls by Maritime Self-Defence Force(MSDF) vessels to Pacific Island nations, according to a draft of the joint action plan to be adopted at the upcoming Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Tokyo. In the action plan, Japan is expected to outline stronger collaboration with Pacific Island nations in seven fields, including...

Japan to help Pacific Islands build Infrastructure; Marshall Islands to get ¥5 billion to rebuild Airport Terminal

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The Japanese government plans to announce a wide range of support measures to Pacific Island countries based on their needs to coincide with the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, which is to be held in Tokyo from Tuesday to Thursday. One major focus of the measures is infrastructure development, and Japan will support the rebuilding of a terminal at an international...

Japan to provide fisheries research vessels to four Pacific Island nations; Treated water concerns to be dispelled

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The government plans to provide one fisheries research vessel free of charge to each of the four Pacific Island nations of Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu, it has been learned. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will formally announce the plan during the 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting, a summit-level meeting that Japan will host in Tokyo from Tuesday...

Japan, Pacific islands to oppose status quo changes amid China clout

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Japan and Pacific Island nations are set to express their strong opposition to any unilateral attempt to change the status quo by force or coercion amid China's growing clout in the region during a summit next week, a draft of the meeting's declaration showed Saturday. At the 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting to be held in Tokyo on July 16-18,...

Pacific peace in focus as Australian PM meets island counterpart

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Pacific peace and security has emerged as a top priority for Australia and Tuvalu as the nations' prime ministers held geopolitical discussions. Anthony Albanese met with Feleti Teo in Brisbane on Friday as the Tuvaluan leader continued his trip around Australia. The pair discussed defence and policing needs in the Pacific region, climate change responses and other work to be done...

President Xi Jinping: Vanuatu is China’s good friend, partner in Pacific Islands region

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Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that Vanuatu is a good friend and partner of China in the Pacific Islands region during a meeting with Charlot Salwai, the prime minister of Vanuatu, in Beijing. "China is a promoter of and contributor to peaceful coexistence and common development in the Pacific Islands region," Xi said during the talks held at...

Solomon Islands and China are strengthening ties in a worrying move for U.S and its Pacific allies

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The new Solomon Islands prime minister is in China for a visit as Beijing and the strategic Pacific archipelago strengthen their ties. Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele met Chinese leader Xi Jinping in the Chinese capital on Friday after a stop in coastal Fujian province earlier this week. “Solomon Islands values its comprehensive and strategic relations with China,” Manele told Xi in...

Spain makes Manu Samoa work for 34-30 win

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Manu Samoa beat a spirited Spain 34-30 in rainy and muddy conditions at Apia Park on Saturday. Spain made Manu Samoa work for the win and while the wet conditions made things difficult, the home side held on to win the physical encounter. Winger Owen Niue Fetu was the first on the scoreboard, scoring a try on his debut. Spain answered...

Italy wins on its first visit to Tonga to end drought in Pacific islands

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Italy finally won a rugby test in the South Pacific islands when it beat Tonga 36-14 on its first visit to Nuku’alofa on Friday. The Italians were able to move the ball wider than they did in the loss to Samoa a week ago, and their pressure and scrum earned them five tries to two against a Tonga team playing...

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Moses Uludong announces bid for Palau’s Presidency

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Moses Uludong, a media personality and former politician, has announced his candidacy for the presidency of Palau, challenging current contenders President Surangel Whipps Jr....

Japan to increase MSDF Port calls to Pacific Island nations, Seeking stronger presence in...

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The Japanese Government plans to increase the number of port calls by Maritime Self-Defence Force(MSDF) vessels to Pacific Island nations, according to a draft...

Japan to help Pacific Islands build Infrastructure; Marshall Islands to get ¥5 billion to...

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The Japanese government plans to announce a wide range of support measures to Pacific Island countries based on their needs to coincide with the...