VARIATIONS ON A THEME
Variations on a Theme ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Japan's many varied theme parks and museums highlight the ingenuity of Japanese people in a wide range of fields. This month's Cover Story shows how, beginning with a look at the newly opened Fujiko ・ F ・ Fujio Museum in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, which celebrates the life and work of the eponymous manga creator.
|Walk into the Movies ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(327KB)|
Shonai Eigamura "movie village" in Yamagata Prefecture is known to many as the Japanese Hollywood.
|Where the Visitors Are the Animals' Toys ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(168KB)|
Asahiyama Zoo Director Gen Bando explains the thinking behind the "behavioral exhibits" at the popular Asahikawa, Hokkaido, zoo.
|Moving Houses ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(177KB)|
At the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei, Tokyo, buildings dating from the mid-seventeenth to mid-twentieth century have been relocated and carefully restored.
|Oodles of Instant Noodles ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(157KB)|
Following the opening of the Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture in September, Museum Director Yukitaka Tsutsui relates the history of this popular fast food form.
|Super Tanks ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(236KB)|
Acrylic panels made by Nippura Co. of Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, are used in some of the world's biggest aquarium tanks.
|Paradise Re-Found ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(284KB)|
Spa Resort Hawaiians in Fukushima Prefecture has re-opened for business following repair work to facilities damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11.
|Transforming Ideas into Products and Services ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(132KB)|
Cool Japan Strategy Promotion Program Creative Director Naoki Ito shares his thoughts on Japanese creativity.
|PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
Bilateral Japan-ROK Summit ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan met with President Lee Myung Bak of South Korea in Seoul on October 18.
Symposium on Tourism
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The Special International Symposium on the Revitalization of Japan's Tourism Sector and Quake Affected Regions was held at Tohoku University in October.
CEATEC JAPAN ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Introducing some of the highlights at this year's CEATEC JAPAN, one of the largest IT and electronics exhibitions in Asia
A Life in Chirality ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Professor Reiko Kuroda of the University of Tokyo is one of the world's leading experts on the subject of chirality (handedness).
Oh! K Computer ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, "K Computer" was recently proclaimed the world's bestperforming supercomputer.
The JOY of Yamanaka Lacquerware ( HTML : English / Japanese )
A group of traditional lacquerware- making companies in
Yamanaka, Ishikawa Prefecture are producing tableware and other products that have captured the imagination of people around the world.
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