Using photographs, illustrations, and videos, this online magazine helps people throughout the world know more about Japan from a variety of aspects.
The future is here! In this edition we explore the state of information technology (IT) in Japan, and government efforts--such as the u-Japan Strategy - to see that the country remains firmly at the vanguard of the IT movement.
|PM ASO VISITS THE ROK||PDF(134KB)|
Prime Minister Taro Aso visited the Republic of Korea where he strengthened ties with President Lee Myung-bak via the two countries "summit shuttle diplomacy" initiative.
|PM ASO ATTENDS THE DAVOS MEETING||PDF(122KB)|
Prime Minister Taro Aso attended the Davos Meeting on January 31, where he gave a special address to event participants.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare recently recognized 150 workers for their outstanding skills. Read about two award recipients here.
|BOME: KING OF OTAKU||PDF(274KB)|
Plastic figurine sculptor BOME is famed for his meticulous works, which are typically based on anime and video game characters.
|MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL||PDF(206KB)|
The 12th Japan Media Arts Festival, an exhibition of award-winning works organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, takes place in Tokyo this month.
Osaka University Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro is pushing the boundaries of technology and the meaning of existence with his robot double, Geminoid.
Toymakers are capitalizing on kids appetite to make food - from sushi to ice cream - with an array of successful cooking toys.
|LIFE IN JAPAN||PDF(307KB)|
Introducing the efforts of hotel manager and "Yokoso! Japan" Ambassador Luke Hurford, who discusses how people are increasingly flocking to Japan to enjoy its outdoors.
|ICE FLOE AESTHETICS||PDF(396KB)|
From March to April, ice floes that have traveled from near Siberia to the sea off the coast of Hokkaido create a stunning, otherworldly spectacle.
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