Using photographs, illustrations, and videos, this online magazine helps people throughout the world know more about Japan from a variety of aspects.
The NEW SHAPE of Education
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The government of Japan has launched the New Course of Study for the national education curriculum. There is a focus on such new areas as environmental and dietary education, while there is also an emphasis on education relating to traditions and culture.
Prime Minister Taro Aso met with President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, and six days later visited U.S. President Barack Obama in the White House.
Tokyo recently played host to some of the world's culinary celebrities during Tokyo Taste-The World Summit of Gastronomy 2009.
Producer and Art Director Takanori Aiba and his creative ideas are gaining fans around the world with everything from the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum to the Ninja Akasaka restaurant.
Miku Hatsune is not letting her lack of existence hold her back. This popular software-generated singing idol is winning over fans at an amazing pace.
The Ibuki satellite was launched from Tanegashima Space Center on January 23. Researchers and scientists have high hopes that it will help shed light on global warming.
In October 2008, giant PR mascots from various localities around Japan descended en masse on Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, for the "Kigurumi Summit."
Introducing the efforts of Japan tourism expert and "Yokoso! Japan" Ambassador Lee Yong Sook, who discusses the reasons Koreans keep coming back to enjoy Japan.
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Tourists might be forgiven for being jealous of the Japanese macaques that soak in Jigokudani Onsen (Hell Valley Hot Springs) in Yamanouchi-cho, Nagano Prefecture.
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