Using photographs, illustrations, and videos, this online magazine helps people throughout the world know more about Japan from a variety of aspects.
A New Age in Africa
|A New Age in Africa|
This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the launch of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development. With a focus on Japan's assistance to Africa, we take a look at the past, present and future of Japan's relations with the continent.
Having trouble deciding on a souvenir to remind you of your trip to Japan? The Attractive Souvenirs of Japan Contest may help you make up your mind.
Some 200 delegates recently gathered at the G20 Ministerial Dialogue held in Japan to discuss the environment with a focus on global warming.
The environment will be a major topic at the G8 Summit to be held in Hokkaido in July, but various initiatives related to new energy sources are already underway in Hokkaido.
Research at Kinki University has led to the world's first successful farming of bluefin tuna – widely regarded as the most delicious of all types of tuna.
|FLASH ANIME FEVER!|
Flash animation, created using software that enables animators to produce content with animation and sound, is attracting a cult following in Japan today.
Does architecture have any peripheries? How far can you go and still call it architecture? Junya Ishigami is pushing the boundaries to seek out the full potential of architecture.
A Japanese-made cutting machine is being used in a wide range of industries. The secret of the machine's success is a steel blade hardened with a dusting of diamond powder.
An attempt to recast night scenery as a tourism resource is gaining momentum in Japan, and one restaurant in Yokohama is offering a unique service related to night views.
A survey reveals how Japanese boomers hope to spend their retirements, or "second lives."
|Product • art • cinema|
Our monthly take on products, art and movies that are making waves in Japan.
|Celebration of Spring|
Each year, the people of Japan continue the age-old tradition of celebrating the advent of spring with cherry blossom- viewing parties.
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