By featuring articles written by experts in many different genres, this online magazine provides people all over the world with information on modern Japan.
What should Japan do now that it has a world-class infrastructure with fast broadband connections? The Japan Journal investigates.
|The Age of Ubiquitous||PDF(106KB)|
"The Internet will swallow up everything including the real world—that is what has been happening since the nineties, and that will continue to be the trend from now on." Nomura Research Institute Senior Fellow Teruyasu Murakami discusses Japan's ubiquitous network society.
Founded in 1999, DeNA has rapidly developed to become Japan's largest integrated portal site for mobile phones. The Japan Journal asked DeNA CEO Tomoko Namba about the world of e-commerce via mobile telephones and its potential.
|Integration and Imagination||PDF(104KB)|
How can Japan better exploit the advanced ICT infrastructure it has put in place? Sawako Nohara, president of IPSe Marketing Inc., offers a personal perspective.
|What Role the Government in ICT Development?||PDF(150KB)|
Yasuo Sakamoto, deputy director-general of the Information and Communications Bureau at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, explains Japan's strategies for advancing ICT.
|Back Business with Innovative Reforms||PDF(303KB)|
University of Tokyo Professor Takatoshi Ito argues the case for structural reform to stimulate the supply side of the economy.
|Japan As It Really Is||PDF(129KB)|
Launched on February 2, Japan International Broadcasting Inc. (JIB) has teamed up with Japan's public broadcaster, NHK, to offer round-the-clock English-language TV to the world. JIB President and CEO Hatsuhisa Takashima talked with the Japan Journal about the company's goals.
|The Century of Sun and Life||PDF(167KB)|
Yasuhiro Maeda, director of the Information Economy Division at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, says the time has come to shift our paradigms and form a "Green Market."
|Sifting for Gold in Used Electronics||PDF(220KB)|
Technologies to recover and recycle precious metallic resources from used electronic equipment are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Chris A. Pomeroy reports.
|Tower Tech Beams Down in the Middle East||PDF(260KB)|
A solar thermal power generation project using unique Japanese technology is underway at Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Project leader Yutaka Tamaura, a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, explains how the technology works and its importance to the Middle East.
Promising technologies to reduce the burden on the environment imposed by waste concrete are about to enter the trial phase. The Japan Journal reports.
|Colors of the Floating World||PDF(394KB)|
Recent analysis of the color materials used in ukiyo-e prints by Torii Kiyonaga has confirmed the remarkable skills of the printmakers involved. Kibi International University Professor Susumu Shimoyama, who played a leading role in the study, reports.
|Green Shoots of Recovery||PDF(920KB)|
Tony McNicol introduces the twenty-one innovative technologies identified by the Japanese government as having the potential to drastically reduce CO2 emissions.
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