Autumn Specialties of Japan
Cooling winds blow through the Japanese archipelago in autumn. Under the blue sky, a host of seasonal blossoms greet their human...
Unite and Fight Against Ocean Waste
Early in the morning, surfers arrive one after another to an empty beach as the waves lap the shore. But instead of surfboards, they are carrying large trash bags.
Pursuit of Clean Oceans Driven by Locals in Ishikawa
Ishikawa Prefecture, which faces the Sea of Japan, has prospered notably since the Edo Period (1603-1867) thanks...
“Port of Humanity” Tackling Ocean Waste
The Tsuruga Bay in Fukui Prefecture faces the Sea of Japan to the north, with mountains in every other direction.
Enchanting Colors of Late Autumn
As autumn deepens, the colorful spectacle of exquisite flowers and autumn foliage casts an air different from the beauty of...
Breathtaking Colors in the Japanese Autumn
One of the wonderful forms of beauty to be experienced in Japan is the way the hues of nature change as the seasons pass...
Summer Castles and Gardens: Reminders of Ancient Dreams
The castles and gardens that have survived the centuries in various parts of Japan are ideal places for getting a first-hand...
Nanshin, Blessed with Breathtaking Views and History
The Nanshin Region, nestled between two 3,000-meter-high mountain ranges located almost in the center of the Japanese archipelago,...
Chasing the Winds of Early Summer
Verdant mountains, skies and seas brighter than ever, flowers blooming brilliantly—the perfect season for enjoying Japanese nature...
Pioneering Next-generation Agriculture and Food Culture
The city of Niigata boasts highly-productive agriculture and fishing. In particular, it produces more rice than any other area, and...
A Community in Harmony with Nature, Striving for Energy Self-sufficiency
The town of Karuizawa is located on a plateau and ensconced within a beautiful natural environment, just over an hour from Tokyo...
An Industrial Center Coexists with Tradition
Nagoya is the capital of Aichi Prefecture, a preeminent industrial region abounding in cutting-edge technologies and industrial strengths...
Bulbs that have waited all winter long, now in joyous blossom
Niigata City in Niigata Prefecture, one of the largest cities on the Japan Sea coast, is a major agricultural producer.
Toyama City Demonstrating a Solution for SDGs
Cities across the globe, working toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, are looking to Toyama City’s...
Niigata’s Proud Tradition
Facing the Sea of Japan, Niigata Prefecture, watered by clean mountain streams, offers quality food, cultural beauty and history...
Journey through a Vibrant World of New Green
Japan is about 70% forest. From June through early summer is the season of shinryoku, or “new green,” when the fresh leaves create...
Guiding Japan Visitors with Firsthand Information
When Stefan Schauwecker launched the site japan-guide.com in July 1996 he was excited to use the Internet,...
Inspirational Views: Present and Past
Echizen Ono Castle is in Fukui Prefecture, which faces the Sea of Japan; it is located in the city of Ono,...
Promoting Local-Level International Exchange Around the Sea of Japan
Toyama Prefecture, an area with a lively manufacturing sector, is about two hours from Tokyo on a newly opened line...
The Charms of the G7 Ministerial Meetings Host Cities
The city of Toyama, site of the G7 Environment Ministers’ Meeting, is about two hours from Tokyo on the Hokuriku Shinkansen,...
Japan’s Regional Strength
Gifu Prefecture, located at the geographical center of Japan, boasts good accessibility. By Shinkansen, Japan’s high-speed rail,...
Tsuruga: Port of Humanity
Tsuruga is a port city in Fukui Prefecture facing the Sea of Japan. It is located where Japan’s main island narrows in the middle,...
Invest in Chubu
A Story of Global E-commerce
Art Festivals and Regional Revitalization in Japan [Niigata and Ishikawa]
Dignitaries visiting Chubu from overseas
King of the Belgians visits Nagoya
King of Sweden visits Toyota City
President of Indonesia visits Aichi
President of Myanmar visits western Japan.
G20 Japan 2019 Host Cities
G20: Inspiring cities of Japan - Niigata [1min. version]
G20: Inspiring cities of Japan - Karuizawa [1min. version]
G20: Inspiring cities of Japan - Nagoya [1 min. version]
G20 Japan 2019: Nagoya, Aichi Pref.
G20 Japan 2019: Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.
G20 Japan 2019: Niigata, Niigata Pref.
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Jikka, the fairy tale dwarf home for Japan's seniors
Museum with a history of heart
How gold leaf is made in Japan