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July 2011

Embracing New Energy


COVER STORY
Embracing New Energy  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(450KB)

The Mega Solar power generation project on the artificial islands of Ukishima and Ogishima is just one example of the many ways Japan is working to step up adoption of next-generation energy sources.


Harnessing the World's Geothermal Reserves  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(114KB)

Japanese technology continues to make significant contributions in the field of geothermal power generation worldwide.


Second Wind  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(297KB)

Introducing a brand new type of wind power generation equipment-the Wind Lens.


Coal for Our Times  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(112KB)

We look at Japan's role in the development, commercialization, transfer and dissemination of clean coal technologies.


Stepping Stones to "Smart" ness  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(118KB)

The citizens of Kitakyushu are active participants in an innovative "smart grid" project utilizing regional energy-saving stations.


 

Steeled for Innovation  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(115KB)

Dr. Naoki Okumura, an executive member of Japan's Council for Science and Technology Policy, shares his thoughts on how energy technologies might be developed following the Great East Japan Earthquake.


 

ENJOYING SUMMER IN JAPAN
Grand Canyoning Two Hours from Tokyo  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(323KB)

A New Zealander has helped turn the town of Minakami-machi in Gunma Prefecture into a magnet for lovers of outdoor sports.


 

Subtle Ways to Beat the Heat  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(249KB)

Tea master and long-time Kyoto resident Randy Channell explains some traditional ways of keeping cool in the hot Japanese summer.


 

The Great Summer Festivals of Tohoku  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(389KB)

A brief guide to some of the lively and colorful festivals held in northeast Japan each summer.


 

TOPICS
Hope beyond the Disaster  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(70KB)

A Headquarters for the Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake has been established under new legislation enacted on June 24.


YAMATO NADESHIKO
Welcome to Sendai!  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(127KB)

In the first of series introducing influential or inspirational Japanese women, we speak with Emiko Okuyama, mayor of the city of Sendai in Miyagi Prefecture.


 

JAPAN BRAND
All Aizu on Bitowa  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(181KB)

Lacquerware-making collective Bitowa produces exquisite products to suit all tastes, needs and budgets.


 

THE NATION'S MUSEUMS
Adachi Museum of Art  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(481KB)

The Adachi Museum of Art is home not only to a fine collection of Japanese paintings but also to an extraordinary collection of Japanese gardens.



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