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March 2017

Living and Working in Japan

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PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
- Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting

COVER STORY
Living and Working in Japan

FEATURES

His Aim Is True

Jérôme Chouchan's approach to business is partly informed by his expertise in kyudo, or Japanese archery.

Points Well Taken

The Japanese government has introduced a points-based system to facilitate the entry of highly skilled foreign professionals.

Where Venture Companies Meet

Support for foreign companies looking to make inroads in Japan is on the rise. Founded in 2015, Anchorstar is one such supportive presence.

Promoting Diversity

Recruitment of foreign nationals in Japan is on the rise. We look at the example of a global ICT company based in Minato, Tokyo.

Finding Work in Japan

A staffing agency with a difference is helping foreign students — and their potential employers — to find stable employment in Japan.

Settling In

The City of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture has instituted a range of measures to ensure that children of international families enjoy a sound education irrespective of their language ability on entering school.

Equal Treatment

At Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital, systems are in place to ensure that international patients have access to the institution's advanced medical services in much the same way as Japanese patients do.

Learning on the Job

Introducing two foreign residents of Japan who, like many, spoke no Japanese at all on their arrival but who are picking up the language while succeeding in their jobs.

SERIES

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Hopes Are High for New Technology for Hydrogen Storage and Transportation

Testing is underway of a new technology to safely store and transport large volumes of hydrogen in a secure liquid state.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME
The Bathhouse Ambassador

Stephanie Crohin from France shares the beauty of sento bathhouse culture from her home in Tokyo with readers around the world.

INNOVATIVE ARTISTS
Haute Couture for All

Fashion designer Yuima Nakazato makes use of advanced production and textile technologies with a view to one day achieving the concept of "mass customization."

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS
Doll Royalty

The dolls crafted in the Iwatsuki district of Saitama are held to be the most refined in all Japan.

JAPAN HERITAGE
The Murakami Kaizoku of the Seto Inland Sea

Benevolent seafarers the Murakami Kaizoku have left their mark on the Geiyo Islands.