Using photographs, illustrations, and videos, this online magazine helps people throughout the world know more about Japan from a variety of aspects.
At the Vanguard of Eco-Business
Working for a better environment is crucial for Japan and the world. This month, we focus on various innovative initiatives afoot in Japan that will forge a more environmental society, and could provide major benefits for the world.
|THE FAIRY QUEEN ON ICE||PDF(867KB)|
Eighteen-year-old figure skater Mao Asada has risen to stardom with several recent world championship performances, and her natural personality has made her a favorite in Japan.
|30 YEARS OF GUNDAM||PDF(217KB)|
Compelling storylines and fine attention to scientific detail have ensured 30 years of success for the Mobile Suit Gundam series as Japan's most popular robot anime.
Photographer Toshio Shibata has won critical acclaim throughout the world for his photographic discoveries of new landscapes created by a clash between humans and nature.
Featuring a range of stylish clothes affordable to many young Japanese women, the Tokyo Girls Collection has been a regular fixture on the fashion calendar since 2005.
A Japanese-Australian project has succeeded in developing the elusive blue rose - long thought genetically impossible. The flower will be introduced in autumn this year.
Since opening in October 2007, the Railway Museum in Saitama Prefecture and its steam locomotive simulator and miniature train ride have proven popular.
|SOAKING UP JAPAN||PDF(316KB)|
Hot spring essayist Mayumi Yamazaki has traveled far and wide to sample the world's hot springs. Here, she discusses the allure of mixed bathing - a popular pastime in Japan.
With the onset of spring, the thoughts of the Japanese people naturally turn to the cherry blossom season when a profusion of pink envelops the Japanese islands.
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