By featuring articles written by experts in many different genres, this online magazine provides people all over the world with information on modern Japan.
Discovering Japan's Myriad Charms
What do overseas visitors regard as being Japan's biggest tourism assets, and how can the country emerge as an even more attractive travel destination?
|Japan's Green Tourism||PDF(1,043KB)|
A countryside inn in Takayama is enabling foreign visitors to experience the beauty of the seasons and the traditional lifestyle of rural Japan.
|Nara's 1,300 - Year History||PDF(1,063KB)|
A variety of commemorative events are planned in 2010 in Nara Prefecture, which marks the 1,300th anniversary of the establishment of Heijo - kyo as the nation's first capital.
|Helping Overseas Travelers to Explore Japan||PDF(1,134KB)|
Takanobu Yamamoto, Bernard Delmas, Charles Lake
Global travelers are increasingly being drawn to Japan's unique appeal as a tourist destination.
|Foreign Companies a Growing Presence in Japan's Tourist Market||PDF(899KB)|
Many foreign companies are investing in resort facilities around the country and are taking a variety of measures to increase the flow of tourists from abroad.
|Growth through Tourism||PDF(704KB)|
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism has announced new plans to promote tourism as a key element of Japan's national growth strategy over the next few years.
Celebrating 20 Years of His Majesty the Emperor's Reign
In 2009 His Majesty the Emperor celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his enthronement - the first under the postwar Constitution's stipulation that "the Emperor shall be the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people."
A Glimpse inside the Work of His Majesty the Emperor
The former grand chamberlain of the Imperial Household Agency looks back on the years he served His Majesty between 1996 and 2007.
|SOIL - CLEANING MARIGOLDS
From Blight to Bloom
A newly developed variety of marigold is being eyed as an effective new way of cleaning up polluted soil, which can cause serious human health problems.
|INGREDIENTS OF JAPAN
Sushi for Breakfast
The Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo is not just the spiritual home of Japanese cuisine, it is also one of the nation's most popular tourist attractions.
|MONOZUKURI & SMEs
Many Japanese SMEs boasting unique technologies are leading players in the expanding and highly competitive biotechnology market.
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