Using photographs, illustrations, and videos, this online magazine helps people throughout the world know more about Japan from a variety of aspects.
Healthy, Long-Life Society
|Healthy, Long-Life Society||PDF(3,045KB)|
In 2020, Japan is projected to be the world's grayest nation with a population where one-third of the people are over the age of 65. With this demographic shift looming on the horizon, a number of initiatives are being taken around the nation to ensure that Japan's senior citizens can remain active, robust and productive as they age.
Prime Minister Taro Aso attended the Group of Eight (G-8) Summit held in the central Italian city of L'Aquila between July 8 and 10.
|ASPIRING TO BE ASTRONAUTS||PDF(343KB)|
A special program for youth to experience astronaut training at real space training facilities is proving popular among elementary and junior high school students.
|ULTRA-THIN, FLEXIBLE SCREEN||PDF(397KB)|
An ultra-thin, flexible plasma display has been developed that can be used in unconventional ways, such as on curved surfaces.
At Mitsubishi Minato- mirai Industrial Museum in Yokohama, museum visitors can experience firsthand what it feels like to fly a helicopter.
|150 YEARS FOR YOKOHAMA PORT||PDF(366KB)|
The 150th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port is being celebrated with great fanfare and a theme of setting sail for the future. Commemorative events are running from April 28 through September 27.
|KYOTO GALA KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE||PDF(579KB)|
The Aoi Festival is one of ancient capital Kyoto's oldest festivals, with an elegant procession of colorfully clad participants recreating a scene that has remained little changed since the Heian Period.
For more than four decades, Yokoso! Japan Ambassador Shoko Tsujimura has used her work as a tour guide to convey Japan's charm to visitors from around the world.
|A GOLDEN CULTURAL LEGACY||PDF(941KB)|
Situated in the heart of northeastern Japan's Tohoku region, Hiraizumi and Chusonji Temple are part of the spectacular cultural legacy of the Oshu Fujiwara Dynasty that flourished there nearly eight centuries ago.
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