Japan and Mozambique are set to exchange a memorandum on technical cooperation in producing natural gas in the southern African country.
Mozambique discovered a large gas field last year with potential deposits equivalent to 15 years of Japanese imports.
Additional gas fields have been discovered there. But lack of technology is preventing the country from fully tapping the resources.
Under the memorandum, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation will provide a long-term training program for government officials to transfer technology on exploring for deposits and drilling wells.
The government of Japan has bestowed one of that nation's highest honors on a Japanese-American, a former U.S. Soldier and World War II veteran, for his work furthering relationships between the Japanese and Americans. (army.mil )
This Monday, members of the seminal metal band X Japan were in Odaiba rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and AKB48′s Yuko Oshima. The catch? They were all made out of wax. (Japan Times )