Using photographs, illustrations, and videos, this online magazine helps people throughout the world know more about Japan from a variety of aspects.
The Backbone of Japanese Industry
Accounting for some 99% of Japan's companies, small and medium enterprises form the backbone of Japanese industry and the country's economy. With their world-class technologies and innovative ideas, these enterprises constitute the source of Japan's global competitiveness.
Prime Minister Taro Aso joined other leaders to discuss combating the financial crisis at the G20 Summit held November 14 to 15 in Washington D.C.
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Prime Minister Aso traveled to Peru on November 21 to attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, where he met with various world leaders.
Photographer Daido Moriyama has wandered the world, shooting dynamic cityscapes in his trademark raw black-and-white style.
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In October of this year, the National Museum of Nature and Science launched a new system for preserving historically important gadgets and devices from Japan.
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The world's first dual-mode vehicle (DMV), capable of running on both road and rail, has been produced by Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido).
|THE WORLD OF ITASHA||PDF(322KB)|
IItasha have sped onto the otaku culture scene in Japan. Take a look inside for more on this "painful" evolution of otaku-ness.
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Introducing the efforts of Japan tourism expert and "YO-KOSO! JAPAN" Ambassador Mao Danqing, who discusses what Chinese tourists enjoy when visiting Japan.
The Daisetsuzan cluster of volcanoes in central Hokkaido features towering peaks, blanketed in virgin conifer forests teeming with ecological diversity.
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