Japans ongoing support to the people and Government of PNG signifies the historical and social importance that PNG and Japan have.
These links were again evident when a Bereavement Tour Group from Japan visiting PNG to pay respect to their forefathers lost during World War II in PNG, as a sign of goodwill donated a wheelchair, thermometers, gowns and other necessary medical equipment to the hospital for its patients use.
Group Tour Guide Kazuhiro Nozawa stressed the importance PNG and its people have in the shaping and development of Japanese culture saying donations like this showed Japan’s commitment to seeing PNGs development and change.
This is just a small token of appreciation however we the people and government of Japan will continue to stand behind and support PNG as we have done in the past and will do in the future, he said.
Angau Hospital CEO Dr. Christopher Kenyhercz, thanked the Tour Group and the Government of Japan, highlighting the numerous infrastructures and developments Japan and its people have contributed to PNG, singling out the Gware Wing which was built 21 years ago but still remains intact despite the ongoing changes to the Hospitals infrastructure.
Your people and Governments contribution to Angau is a testament to relationships forged between Japan and PNG and hopefully more buildings and infrastructures can be built by the people and Government of Japan to highlight and assist in the development of PNG and Angau as the second biggest referral Hospital in PNG, said Dr. Christopher Kenyhercz.