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November 2012

Japanese by Design


PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank/Nobel Laureate Congratulated  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(124KB)


News of events involving Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda.

 


COVER STORY
Japanese by Design  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(399KB)


Japanese design draws on long traditions not just in terms of arts and crafts, but in terms of the unique ways in which Japanese people live their lives.

 


Behind the Brand  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(449KB)


Spotlighting a host of new designs borne of traditional Japanese culture in the fields of fashion and furniture.

 


Aesthetic Essentials  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(393KB)

Kimonos, teahouses and kaiseki ryori-quintessential Japanese designs in the "everyday" realms of clothing, architecture and food.


Designs for Life  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(323KB)

Zooming in on three innovative ideas for disaster-related scenarios: QS72 temporary housing units; pictograms for evacuation guidance; and Home-for-All community facilities.


SERIES
STUDENTS' CORNER
Ways of Japan: Kamon  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(218KB)

Learn about Japan's family crests and answer our quiz!


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Toward Zero Emission Fabric Printing  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(149KB)

Japanese researchers have developed an innovative, environment friendly digital textile printing system which applies the principles of photocopiers to enable fast, high-quality dyeing.


YAMATO NADESHIKO
A Bridge between Art and Society  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(178KB)

Mami Kataoka is chief curator at the influential Mori Art Museum in Roppongi, Tokyo, and shares her talents with institutions around the world.


MASTERS
When Less is More  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(151KB)

Profiling Richard Emmert, an expert in the traditional performing art of noh, who is bringing the minimalist dramatic form to students and audiences around the world.


JAPAN BRAND
Pearls with an Edge  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(212KB)

How Komatsu Cutting Factory & Diamond Industry is changing the landscape of the world's jewelry market.



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