In his second and final term, Widodo, a former furniture salesman from outside the military and political elite, has pledged to attract more investment into Southeast Asia's biggest economy and focus on improving the country's human resources.
Nearly 2,000 wildfires are burning across Indonesia, turning the sky blood red over central Sumatra and creating dense clouds of smoke that have caused respiratory problems for nearly a million people.
Unrest in the Indonesian side of the Papua islands exists since at least 50 years now, when the New York Agreement, which was brokered by the United Nations was signed between Indonesia and the Netherlands in 1962.
Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, has substantial Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities but has seen a recent trend towards greater religious piety and conservative Islamic activism.
The capital Jakarta's reputation as a crowded, polluted megacity of more than 10 million people - one that is slowly sinking into the sea - is partly why Indonesia plans to move government offices to a "Forest City" in East Kalimantan province.
For Jakarta, the first warning signs appeared in 2007, when one of the city's worst floods was triggered by a regular tide, with some places being buried under as much as 16 feet of water. The floods killed over 80 and displaced over 5 lakh people.
President Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman who launched his political career as a small-city mayor, is standing for re-election in a contest with ex-general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in 2014.
More than 24 hours after the crash, rescue operations are still underway in Indonesia. Relatives and friends wept, prayed and hugged each other as they waited at Jakarta's airport and at Pangkal Pinang's airport on Bangka island off Sumatra where the flight was headed.
Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble.
At least 82 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed.
The local disaster mitigation agency of Indonesia, said hundreds of residents were being evacuated from several villages, bringing the number of people moved in recent weeks to more than 3,000 since Mt Sinabung started spewing.
Thousands are still missing in Indonesia after the tsunami. The formal search for bodies is about to end. The New York Times met with survivors who said their only hope no was to retrieve and bury the dead before it’s too late.
Kanagawa / Yokohama, Feb 09 (ANI): Several hot-spots are located in Japan that treat guests with their traditional way-of-life. Hakone-Yumoto is known for its hot spring water, bathing areas and accommodation. Ichinoyu, is one of the historical Ryokan, founded in 1630 as a pioneer in Hakone, and still attracts many travelers from all over Japan and the world. Located to the south of Tokyo, the Yokohama Zoological Gardens, "Zoorasia" is one of Japan's newest and largest zoo. This modern, animal-friendly zoo shows off its residents in spacious habitats that mimic their natural environments collectively, that is not usually seen in other zoos in Japan. Zoorasia also includes a research institution - Yokohama City Breeding Center, which was founded for the purpose of researching wildlife and contributing to the preservation of rare species. The Yokohama Zoological Gardens have been jointly working with the Republic of Indonesia and the Bali Barat National Park for raising "Bali Myna", an extremely rare bird endemic to Bali, Indonesia.
Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.
Jakarta, Jan 14 (ANI): Following a series of explosions and gunfire in Jakarta on Thursday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the people to remain calm. Four suspected attackers were found dead. The area has now been secured by the police.
Jakarta/Tokyo, Jan 6 (ANI): Japanese leading info-communications technology provider company, NEC, provides smart payment system at a shopping mall in Indonesia. NEC's cloud based e-money solutions provides easy and smart shopping experience to the visitors at the food court. NEC also provides integrated solutions for shopping mall management and marketing such as a visitor's trend analysis. The passer counting system visualises the movement of the guests and crowed areas. The CCTV captures customers images at every each gates, and monitored at central security control. AEON mall has decided to open 3 malls and planning 20 malls, aiming the continuous growth of retails in Indonesia. In Japan, the agriculture sector is facing labour power and is compelled to transform to modern agriculture. Farm tractor's big company YANMAR has developed robot tractor. It is named ROBOTORA. It enabled driverless operation utilising GPS. ROBOTORA is operated by accompanying tractor. In accompanying tractor operator controls ROBOTORA by tablet device. Cultivation is undertaken by both tractors. It enables double productive effect. One worker operates two tractors. It cultivates double ridges in the field. ROBOTORA is expected to compensate lack of labour power of agriculture. ROBOTORA is under experiment of practical use. It is paid attention from all farmers in Japan. Applying Robot technology to agricultural field is also undertaken by cooperation between administration and private sector. Utsunomiya University developed strawberry picking robot 10 years ago. Afterward it is improved to harvesting strawberry robot. It differentiates the bad or good crop and also packs strawberries. To execute stable recognition of colour this robot is equipping function to set appropriate colour. The use of robots will transform the farming sector in the world.