“We Are Tomodachi”
is an official online magazine that introduces Japan’s attractions and its deep and multifaceted ties with the rest of the world to our country’s friends (tomodachi) across the globe. A new edition is published about once every two months.
In addition to special feature articles on timely topics, the magazine includes regular series such as “Friends of Japan,” which focuses on individuals from other countries playing active roles in Japan, and “Japanese Individuals Contributing Worldwide,” which introduces Japanese volunteers and others serving in various capacities overseas.
This website presents the latest edition, along with back numbers; the contents are searchable by edition, category, and country or region.
In August 2016, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Nairobi in the Republic of Kenya and attended the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). TICAD was launched in 1993 to promote high-level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners. TICAD VI was the first TICAD held on African soil.