“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.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Da Nang, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to attend the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. In his statement, he reiterated Japan’s proactive stance for establishing “free and fair” trade rules. During this period in Da Nang, ministers of 11 countries including Japan agreed on the core elements of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).