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October 2011

Japan's Women on Top of the World


COVER STORY
Japan's Women on Top of the World  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(314KB)

Japan's World Cup winning soccer team kicks off this month's special feature on Japanese women achieving big things overseas.


Nakanishi Runs and Jumps into Record Books  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(200KB)

Amputee athlete Maya Nakanishi is targeting world records in three events in addition to winning medals at the 2012 London Paralympics.


The Mother Theresa of Haiti  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(120KB)

Eighty-four-year-old Akiko Sudo has been providing medical assistance in Haiti for over thirty years.


Building the Foundations of the World's Newest Country  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(155KB)

Azusa Chiba, a development worker with UNOPS, is playing a part in the remarkable changes taking place in the newly established Republic of South Sudan.

 

 


Open Architecture for All  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(237KB)

Osamu Sawaji speaks with one the partners in leading architect group SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima, about the firm's work.


 

Women in Charge  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(132KB)

A Q&A with Sakie T. Fukushima, president of recruitment consultants G&S Global Advisors and vice chair of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.


INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS
A Week on Yakushima  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(472KB)

The Japanese-Australian Environmental Conservation Program was held on the UN World Heritage Site of Yakushima island in Kagoshima Prefecture in September.


H2O Studies 101  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(205KB)

Dr. Masaru Tanaka, chief research fellow at the International Institute for Advanced Studies, explain his vision for the new field of H2O Studies.


Preserving and Utilizing the Bounties of Forests  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(173KB)

Forestry Agency Director General Yoshitsugu Minagawa talks with Osamu Sawaji about the current state of the forests in Japan and around the world.


PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
Addresses at UN Headquarters
  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(211KB)

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda visited the United Nations headquarters in New York in September and delivered two speeches to world leaders.


TOPICS
Yokohama Triennale 2011  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(332KB)

Yokohama Triennale 2011 offers visitors a "magical" experience of the arts through November 6 at two main venues in Yokohama.


SCIENCE
New Diagnostic Method for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(116KB)

A team of scientists led by Professor Noriyuki Nishida of the Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has developed a new way to diagnose CJD.


JAPAN BRAND
The Farsighted Vision of Masunaga Optical  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(154KB)

Gavin Blair examines the foresight of high-end spectacles manufacturer Masunaga Optical in Fukui Prefecture.


THE NATION'S MUSEUMS
Itchiku Kubota Art Museum  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(281KB)

Julian Ryall visits the Itchiku Kubota Art Museum in Fuji-Kawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, to view the extraordinary kimonos designed by world famous textile-dyeing artist the late Itchiku Kubota-and his family and appprentices.


 


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