Using photographs, illustrations, and videos, this online magazine helps people throughout the world know more about Japan from a variety of aspects.
Various government ministries and agencies are working together to strengthen the Visit Japan campaign and promote measures to make Japan a tourism-based country. In this month's special feature, we look at the great potential of some of Japan's lesser-known local tourist resources.
Prime Minister Fukuda recently attended the 1st Asia-Pacific Water Summit which provided participants an opportunity to discuss specific measures to address water-related issues.
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda visited the People's Republic of China from December 27 to December 30, 2007, where he held talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.
|TOWARD THE G8 SUMMIT|
This year's G8 Summit will be held in Toyako, Hokkaido. Discussions are expected to mainly focus on the environment and climate change issues.
A contemporary artist is making a big splash with her visual installations that offer an ironic take on some of the darker aspects of Japanese society.
With a staff of just 75 people, Nippura Co., Ltd. commands approximately a 70% share of the world production of acrylic panels for aquariums.
|TRY & SEE SHOP|
Sample Lab is a new store concept that provides customers with the opportunity to sample new products and companies with a new medium of advertising.
|BEHIND THE LENS|
Bruce Osborn began taking photos of Japanese parent-child combinations 25 years ago, leading to a long-running series of photo exhibitions.
Our monthly take on products, art and movies that are making waves in Japan.
|A NATIONAL ICON|
The near-perfect conical shape of Mt. Fuji —Japan's highest mountain and perhaps most recognizable icon — is due to volcanic activity that began approximately 10,000 years ago.
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