Using photographs, illustrations, and videos, this online magazine helps people throughout the world know more about Japan from a variety of aspects.
Environmental initiatives that make use of local characteristics are being conducted in regions across the country. In this edition we focus on several successful programs currently underway in designated the Eco- Model Cities across the nation of Japan.
On September 24, Taro Aso was selected as the 92nd prime minister of Japan. After appointing a new Cabinet, he vowed to make Japan a "vibrant and strong nation."
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Only 24 hours after assuming his new post, Prime Minister Aso visited New York where he addressed the General Debate held in the United Nations General Assembly.
Japan's athletes returned from the Beijing Paralympics with victories in the men's 400-meter and 800-meter wheelchair races, and in men's wheelchair tennis singles competition.
Art director "design samurai" Kashiwa Sato and his simple, yet incisive designs have proven popular the world over.
A one-of-a-kind isotope microscope at Hokkaido University developed by Professor Hisayoshi Yurimoto examines meteorite fragments to shed light on the origins of the universe.
2008 is the "Japan-Brazil Year of Exchange," commemorating 100 years since the first Japanese emigrated to Brazil.
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Introducing the efforts of "Yokoso! Japan" Ambassador and fashion show producer Hiroyuki Suzuki, who discusses the paradoxes and allure of Japan.
The lush forests of the Kii Mountains of the Kumano region have long inspired a respect for nature and drawn pilgrims to this UNESCO-recognized World Heritage area for ritual purposes and, more recently, hiking.
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