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August 2013

Livable Cities

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PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
Diplomatic Visits in Southeast Asia

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines

FEATURES

COVER STORY
Regional Cities Revitalize

Several townships and cities in Japan have signed on to a new initiative known as "Smart Wellness City".

Car Sharing

A new phenomenon is now taking hold in Japan that is not only eco-friendly but also economical: Car sharing.

Queen Bees in Ginza

Ginza is known for many things - everything from glitzy brand-name department stores to smokey evening bars - but it is not so well known as a venue for green projects

Onpaku

A recipe for revitalization

Japan by Statistics: Livable Cities

Highlighting Japan explores the concept of livable cities through infographics

SERIES

STUDENTS' CORNER
Obon

Let's explore the Japanese tradition of O-Bon!

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Plant Factories

With the anxieties surrounding food self-sufficiency and global climate change, urgency has been given to farming and harvesting techniques that allow for greater environmental control.

JAPANESE ABROAD
Taeko Takigami

Back in the 1980s, Japanese food was just coming into fashion in the United States. One person who has made a significant contribution in opening the hearts and minds of the American cuisine world is Ms. Taeko Takigami

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Gifu

Cycling in Hida-Takayama

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Gunma

Kusatsu Onsen