By featuring articles written by experts in many different genres, this online magazine provides people all over the world with information on modern Japan.
The Allure of Japan's Pop Culture
Anime, manga, fashion, and other aspects of Japan's pop culture are winning fans in countries around the world. What accounts for their growing international appeal?
|Anime in the Making||PDF(760KB)|
Japanese animation has been highly acclaimed by foreign audiences in recent years. Interviews with members of a leading animation studio offer hints on the secret behind its popularity.
|Manga's Magic World||PDF(1,412KB)|
Japan is home to a bright galaxy of manga artists, each of them the creator of a unique world.
MANGA'S UNIVERSAL APPEAL
|Translating the Funnies||PDF(1,548KB)|
A pioneer in the field of manga translation, Viz Media is today the world's largest publisher of translated manga.
FIGHTING ONLINE PIRACY
|Fanatic about Figures||PDF(655KB)|
With its dedicated team of "master" designers, Kaiyodo has elevated plastic figures into works of art that have earned it a broad following and worldwide fame.
|Taking Video Games to the Next Level||PDF(791KB)|
Japanese companies have been a driving force in the global video game industry and are ever on the lookout for new challenges.
|"Cool Japan" Goes Global||PDF(881KB)|
Japan's pop culture has been eagerly embraced in many foreign countries, being featured regularly on television shows and at special events around the world.
|Japan's Young Creators||PDF(920KB)|
The annual Tokyo Contents Market is a comprehensive trade fair showcasing Japan's creative talent in a wide range of fields.
|Toward the Sustainable Growth of the Content Industry||PDF(625KB)|
Why has Japanese pop culture become a focus of attention around the world? And what issues will face the content industry as it seeks to achieve further growth?
Changing the Face of Retail
Ikea and Chelsea are foreign-based retailers that have established major retail outlets in suburban areas of Japan, bringing new values and business styles to Japan's retail industry.
|INGREDIENTS OF JAPAN
Quality Yamanashi Wine
Years of efforts have turned Yamanashi's dry white wines into perfect accompaniments to healthy and delicate cuisine, including Japanese food.
|MONOZUKURI & SMEs
Industrial Applications of Traditional Artisanship
Komatsu Cutting Factory and Sakamoto Urushi Manufacturing are creating modern products by applying skills honed through involvement in traditional crafts.
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