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January 2012

Tomorrow's World


COVER STORY
Tomorrow's World  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(234KB)

Beginning with a visit to the Super Science class at Kawagoe Girls' Senior High School, this month's Cover Story zooms in on some of the efforts being made in science and technology in Japan to overcome the challenges that face mankind and foster happy and healthy lives.


Partnership in Biodiesel Synthesis  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(106KB)

A research team led by Professor Kenji Asami at the University of Kitakyushu, in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and other institutions, is developing a new biodiesel fuel synthesis process.


Here's Looking Through You!  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(223KB)

We interview the inventor of the "invisibility cloak."


Wired for Taste  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(202KB)

MetaCookie+ is a technology that virtually "changes" the taste of food being eaten. How might this technology find practical application?


Harnessing the Power of the Sun in Space  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(125KB)

Ahead of the field, researchers in Japan are now demonstrating advanced Space Solar Power System (SSPS) technology.


A Rare Talent for Substitute Materials  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(136KB)

Dr. Hiroaki Kurihara answers our questions about the Rare Metal Substitute Materials Development Project.


Robots That Care  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(577KB)

Introducing some of the highlights of the International Robot Exhibition 2011.


Science & Technology: What's the Plan?  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(120KB)

Dr. Masuo Aizawa, executive member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, explains some of the features of the 4th Science and Technology Basic Plan.


PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
New Year's Reflection  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(103KB)

Extracts from Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's forward- looking "New Year's Reflection."


TOPICS
Good Design Awards, 2011  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(114KB)

Introducing some of this year's winners of the Good Design Award


FOOD
Flavors of the Four Seasons  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(361KB)

A small taster of Japan's many regional culinary delights, presented according to season.


YAMATO NADESHIKO
Fashioning Success with Bangladesh  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(125KB)

Young Motherhouse CEO and designer Eriko Yamaguchi explains the philosophy underlying her company's success.


MASTERS
Toji Philip Harper  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(131KB)

Introducing the first and only non-Japanese to become a master sake brewer in Japan.


 

JAPAN BRAND
Sato Seni: Spinning Unique Yarns  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(209KB)

Customers around the world are warming to Sato Seni's ladies' clothing and accessories brands.


 

THE NATION'S MUSEUMS
The Kyushu National Museum  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(259KB)

Located on the most southwesterly of Japan's four main islands, the Kyushu National Museum reveals how Asian cultures influenced the development of Japan.


 


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