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Global Issues

Keenly aware of the global issues we all face, Japan is proactively engaging in research and taking action for their resolution. Extending beyond the nation’s borders, these efforts share Japan's expertise with other countries to aim for solutions with global perspective.

Infectious Disease Control

Since ancient times, infectious diseases have remained an issue having a grave impact upon the world's people. While having implemented appropriate measures domestically to counter a variety of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, Japan is now strengthening collaboration across borders and taking a leading role to address this important matter on a global scale.

COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken many lives around the world and has had a serious impact on societies and economies. Japan is utilizing an array of knowledge, experience, and technology to carry out suitable countermeasures against this novel disease. At the same time, Japan is mobilizing its resources to make a proactive contribution internationally.


Realizing a green society, protecting oceans from plastic waste, and creating a circular economy are just a few examples of imminent yet challenging goals for creating a sustainalbe society. Japan is at the forefront of all these global efforts and shares its expertise and lessons learned with its partners around the world.

Resilient Infrastructure and Communities

Japan is a country prone to earthquakes and various other disasters, and over the years has accumulated knowledge and technologies for disaster prevention, know-how now incorporated in highly resilient rail and other infrastructure technologies used to support safe and comfortable living for people all around the world.

Empowering Individuals and Communities

Having been a world leader in various fields, Japan now supports growth and development in partner countries by providing education and business know-how, with a particular emphasis on human-resource development for sustainable growth.

Japanese Government to Step Up Promotion of SDGs


xxxBy the year 2030, the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to build a world where no one is left behind. Japan's SDGs Promotion Headquarters, led by the Prime Minister, promote SDGs through close collaboration with all stakeholders, including businesses and members of civil society.