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June 2011

Journeys in Japan
Encounters on the Road to Recovery


COVER STORY
Journeys in Japan
Encounters on the Road to Recovery
  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(384KB)

New foreign students at Akita International University share their thoughts on life in post-quake northern Japan.


Foreign Volunteers on the Front Line  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(317KB)

A large number of foreign volunteers participated in the activities of the Sendai Disaster Multilingual Support Center following the Great East Japan Earthquake. We talked with some of them.


Defining Moments  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(176KB)

Journalists Gavin Blair and Julian Ryall reflect on their experiences covering the March 11 disaster and discuss Japan's prospects for recovery.


Indians Assist Those Disaster-stricken in Tohoku  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(286KB)

Indian restaurant owners and chefs have been warming hearts and bellies at temporary shelters in northeast Japan.


No Reservations about Booking Sawanoya  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(221KB)

Foreign travelers are returning in numbers to a traditional inn in downtown Tokyo.


 

Souvenirs to Remember  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(413KB)

We look at some of the winners of the Charming Japanese Souvenir Contest 2011.


 

Visit Japan, Visit Tohoku  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(121KB)

Tadatoshi Mamiya, president of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), comments on the state of tourism in Japan today.


 

PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
Japan-China-ROK Summit  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(247KB)

Close cooperation between Japan, China and the Republic of Korea was confirmed at the fourth Trilateral Summit between the nations, held in Tokyo on May 21 and 22.


 

PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
G8 Deaville Summit  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(190KB)

Prime Minister Naoto Kan attended the thirty-seventh G8 Summit in Deauville on May 26 and 27.


 

TOPICS
Visiting Japan at the Janadriyah Festival  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(268KB)

Japan was the guest country of honor at this year's Janadriyah Festival in Saudi Arabia.


SCIENCE
The New Silk Road  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(109KB)

Tetsuo Asakura is a leading researcher in the development of artificial blood vessels using silk. We asked him about his work.


 

MONODZUKURI
Out of the Frying Pan Ordinary  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(157KB)

How Nishikimi Chuzo Co. reinvented the frying pan.


 

TOPICS
Art with a Heart  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(362KB)

Held in arts centers and temporary shelters around Japan, Heartmark Viewing workshops are helping people give form to their feelings.


 


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