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October 2012

TOKYO: NEW PERSPECTIVES


PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
APEC/Address at the United Nations  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(155KB)


Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Vladivostok and delivers an address at the United Nations in September.

 


TOPICS
CoFesta 2012/Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(142KB)


Sept.-Dec.: Events planned under the Japan International Contents Festival (CoFesta) umbrella run through October.
Oct. 9-14: Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group in Tokyo.

 


COVER STORY
TOKYO: NEW PERSPECTIVES
 ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(625KB)


In this month's Cover Story we throw a spotlight on some of the many varied features, old and new, of Japan's capital city, beginning with a look at the capital's basic infrastructure.

 


The Capital's New Symbol: Tokyo Skytree  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(630KB)

Recently completed and opened in Sumida Ward, Tokyo Skytree was constructed on the strength of technologies and traditions cultivated over hundreds of years.


Architectural Regeneration  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(713KB)

The sweep of Tokyo's modern history is reflected in many of its buildings, with restoration and renovation informing much of the city's ongoing regeneration.


A Walk through Tokyo's Great Outdoors ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(592KB)

The terms "Tokyo" and "Great Outdoors" may seem like a contradiction in terms...


Tokyo in All Its Greenery ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(306KB)

Experiments in growing plants in limited spaces, as seen in Tokyo, could show the way forward for cities around the world, argues Dr. Jared Braiterman, a visiting lecturer at the University of Tokyo and "Tokyo Green Space" blogger.


STUDENTS' CORNER
Ways of Japan: Tsukiji Market  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(247KB)

Learn about the world's biggest fish market and answer our quiz!


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Quick Tests for MDRP and Drug Efflux Activity of Bacteria
 ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(166KB)

A joint research team from the University of Tokyo and Osaka University has developed a method to detect multidrug-resistant bacteria in just two to three hours.


YAMATO NADESHIKO
Female Pyrotechnist Blazing a Trail  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(226KB)

Dr. Akiko Amano is the fifteenth family head of fireworks producer Kagiya.


MASTERS
Scissors and Silhouettes  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(203KB)

Profiling Elizabeta Suzuki from Switzerland, one of Japan's unique kamikiri (paper cutting) artists.


THE NATION'S MUSEUMS
Nezu Museum/Hara Museum of Contemporary Art  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(238KB)

Julian Ryall pays a visit to two contrasting gems among the capital's impressive collection of art museums.



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