By Roy Mabasa
The Japanese government has provided a 10 million yen (approximately P4.7) grant contract to a Davao-based non-government organization for the renovation and preservation of the Philippine-Japan Historical Museum.
Japanese Consulate in Davao City Director Yoshiaki Miwa signed the grant contract on behalf of the Japanese government, while retired Judge Antonina Escovilla, represented the recipient, the Philippine Nikkei Jin Kai (PNJK).
PNJK is an NGO organized by Japanese – Filipinos whose fathers and forefathers are Japanese who migrated to Davao from 1903 to 1941.
According to the Japanese Embassy in Manila, the grant, which comes through the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects, will be used to facilitate the repair and replacement of damaged structures, upgrading, acquisition, and installation of new materials and devices for the Philippine-Japan Historical Museum in Davao.