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October 2013

Japanese Globalization

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PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
Prime Minister visits Canada and the United States.And he attends APEC Indonesia 2013 and Japan-ASEAN summit.

COVER STORY
Japanese Globalization

FEATURES

JET Program: communicating with Japanese students through the joy of teaching

Most Japanese know of foreigners mainly in public schools helping the students with English learning. What they might not know is that most of these foreigners have been dispatched through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, or the JET Program.

Doshisha University accepting foreign exchange students; A Place of Diversity, Tradition and Innovation

Doshisha University is one of the 13 Global 30 Universities making significant progress in achieving their goal.

NIPPON BUDOKAN - Japanese Martial Spirit Meets the World

The main aim in the foundation of Nippon Budokan is educating the healthy youth of Japan and "provide a place to cultivate international exchange through Budo".

Offering a Home to Visiting Students and Researchers:
Tokyo International Exchange Center

The Tokyo International Exchange Center (TIEC), run by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), offers a range of accommodations to visiting students in Tokyo, where there are opportunities for international cultural exchange.


Japanese students challenging to the world:
Akita International University's Exchange Programs

As globalization continues, the graduates of Akita International University (AIU) located in Akita will play leading roles on international stages. Established in 2004, AIU offers students a fully English-based curriculum.

Public-Private Volunteers Abroad:
JICA's Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is a Japanese organization well known for its official development assistance (ODA) projects in developing countries.

MEJ -- Building Bridges with Healthcare

Japan has been long recognized for its advanced health care system and health technologies. The nation's medical infrastructure has enabled it to have the world's lowest cost of medical care among developed nations, while offering the longest life expectancies and one of the lowest infant mortality rates.

SERIES

STUDENTS' CORNER
Kannazuki

The month without gods.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Motoman Makes History

Serving at restaurants, selling ice cream or beating the taiko drum - this all can be done by Motoman, YASKAWA Electric Corporation's new generation, human-friendly robot.

JAPANESE ABROAD
Lion of South East Asia:
Mr. Mori, President, J Food & Culture TV

Mikio Mori is a driven and passionate entrepreneur who has blazed his own path in the tough business world of Southeast Asia.

47 PREFECTURES: FROM A TO Y
Hyogo

Connection to an Ancient Past

Ibaraki

Great Garden and Onsen, Verdant Greenery