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July 2017

EVOLVING TRADITIONS

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PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
- G20 HAMBURG SUMMIT

COVER STORY
EVOLVING TRADITIONS

FEATURES

A "Peddler" for the Arts

An interview with Ryohei Miyata, Commissioner for Cultural Affairs

Kabuki: New Frontiers

How kabuki is embracing cutting-edge technology and blazing new trails

Eternal Noh

Kanze Kiyokazu, 26th Grand Master of the Kanze School, explains the essence of noh.

"Living" Dolls

Why Awaji ningyo joruri puppet theater is enjoying a revival

An Education in the Performing Arts

A long-running human resources development program supports Japan's traditional performing arts.

Release of the Divine Beasts

Artist Miwa Komatsu unleashes in her work the "divine beasts" that dwell in her heart.

Solutions from Ceramics

An innovative technology developed decades ago continues to create opportunities for NGK Insulators.

Clarity of Purpose

With 900 years of history, the Myochin family business output has inevitably changed with the times, but the sound its products make resonates as clearly as ever.

SERIES

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
RECYCLED PAPER ON DEMAND

An innovative dry recycling technology gives old sheets of paper a new leaf of life - on site.

MY WAY
Teaching Japan's National Sport

Renzendoruji Gantukus came to Japan from Mongolia to pursue a career as a sumo wrestler. Today he trains young enthusiasts of the sport - both Mongolian and Japanese.

SMEs OVERSEAS
Bilirubin Meters for Vietnam

A small company in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, has been trialling its instrument for the screening for jaundice in newborn infants in Vietnam.

WASHOKU
Much Ado about Udon

Sanuki udon, that is.

NATIONAL PARKS
Akan: Remembrance of Things Past

Continuing our series introducing Japan's thirty-four designated National Parks, we visited Akan National Park in Hokkaido.