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December 2016

Sixty Years of Commitment: Japan and the UN

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PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
- Japan-Myanmar Relations
- Japan-India Summit Meeting

COVER STORY
Sixty Years of Commitment: Japan and the UN

FEATURES

Sixty Years of Commitment: Japan and the UN

An interview with Yasushi Akashi, former Under Secretary General of the United Nations

Polio Eradication: The Last Push

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is implementing a number of projects in developing countries aimed at preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as polio.

Refugee Response

Japan’s support for refugees and the host countries and communities continues to be extended through international organizations.

The Gift of Light

Solar lanterns produced and donated by a Japanese company are bringing light to off-grid and disaster-affected areas around the world.

Peacekeeping: The JSDF and PKO

Japan has been contributing to the reconstruction of countries devastated by conflicts or disasters for nearly twenty-five years through participation of the Japan Self-Defense Forces in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO).

Disaster Risk Reduction: Japan and the UNISDR

By working closely with the United Nations, Japan is contributing its profound knowledge of disaster risk reduction around the world.

Toward a World without Nuclear Weapons

As the only country in the world to have suffered the devastation of nuclear attack, Japan is playing a leading role in promoting global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation efforts.

The Young Diplomats

For more than thirty years, a select band of students with an interest in international relations have gained firsthand experience of the challenges involved in the professional field through the Japan Model United Nations.

SERIES

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Ready to Roll

A Japanese partnership is preparing to put down roots in arid climates overseas.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Introducing Dr. Cars

Sri Lanka-born scientist and entrepreneur Sivasundaram Suharanan is driving advanced Japanese medical technologies to needy destinations around the world.

INNOVATIVE ARTISTS
Joining Hands in Dance

Kaiji Moriyama’s unique style of dance continues to excite and engage audiences around the world.

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS
Paper Pure as the Driven Snow

When it comes to washi paper making, Honminoshi master craftsman Masashi Sawamura is the “genuine” article.

JAPAN HERITAGE
Shining through Silk

In Gunma’s historic silk industry, women continue to play a leading role.