Saving Mothers’ Lives
Japanese Assistance Improving Cambodian Healthcare
In 2006 a pregnant woman died in a small village in Kampong Cham Province, about 120 kilometers northeast of the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. The cause of death was severe blood loss. She had been unable to receive treatment even though her fetus had died in the womb.
Empowering Farmers as Mainstream Economic Actors
Japan’s Contribution to the Field of Agriculture in Africa
For many years, overcoming food and nutritional shortages has been a major challenge in Africa. The United Nations places the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger by 2015—including halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger globally—at number one on its list of Millennium Development Goals, and it is clear that expansion of agriculture and food production in Africa is a key step toward achieving this aspect of the goal.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Fukushima
“There are some children in the disaster areas who will celebrate their third birthday tomorrow. These are the children who were born on the very day of the earthquake disaster.
Speeches of the Prime Minister
OECD Ministerial Council Meeting: Keynote Speech by Prime Minister Abe
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a keynote speech at OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on May 6, 2014.
Moments of the Prime Minister 2013 to 2014
These photographs are a record of the various meeting with the Prime Minister since he assumed the highest office in December2012until January2014.
“Abenomics” Is Progressing! Making the Impossible Possible
Breaking Through Barriers
Awaking from a deep sleep, you look out the window and see that the sky is pink. Is it sunrise or sunset? At first, you might not be sure.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Actively Engages in Dialogue
After Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inaugurated his administration, he took stock of the world situation and began to actively engage with other countries both abroad and in Japan.
The Road to Revival
Onagawa’s Happiness Recovery Festivaland Iwate’s Sanriku Railway
Onagawa : When the Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, the ensuing tsunami almost completely wiped out the coastal town of Onagawa in Miyagi Prefecture.
Tackling the Contaminated Water Problem
The Current Situation at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Three years have passed since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Japan’s Proactive Contribution to Peace
With a cabinet decision on December 17, 2013, the government set forth two key documents: Japan’s first National Security Strategy, to set the basic course for diplomatic and defense policy, and a new version of the National Defense Program Guidelines.
International Contributions of Japan Self-Defense Forces
Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) have been making diverse international contributions such as through the United Nations PKOs (Peacekeeping Operations) and international disaster relief activities. We are introducing here some of the activities of the SDF through photographs.
“It is the responsibility of our generation to rebuild a robust Japanese economy in which young people are able to believe that the future will be bright.
Flower Festivals in Summer
As many people know, Japan has four beautiful seasons. Since ancient times, Japanese people have been attuned to the passing of spring, summer, autumn, and winter through the blooming of flowers.
Friends of Japan
Kendo: Developing One’s Spiritual Armor
Professor Alex Bennett first came to Japan from New Zealand as a high-school student in 1987 on the Japan Rotary Exchange Program.
Friends of Japan
Restoring Japan’s Cultural Heritage
Mr. Alex Kerr is celebrating his fiftieth year in Japan. He arrived in 1964 just in time for the first Tokyo Olympics.
Friends of Japan
Mr. Randy Channell Soei first left his native Canada to study kung-fu in Hong Kong.
Topics and Places
The Way of Tea(Chadō)
One of the most respected cultural arts of Japan, the Way of tea is a tradition that has been passed down for centuries.
What Surprises Foreigners About Japan
Some things about Japan that seem ordinary to Japanese are surprising to foreigners.
The Senkaku Islands: 3 Commonly Held Misconceptions
Many of the recent media stories about the Senkaku Islands seem to be based on mistaken notions.Here we examine some of the most commonly held misconceptions.
Japan’s Global-Leading Medical Services
High-Quality Medical Care with Japanese Hospitality
People from around the world choose to receive medical care in Japan for three reasons.
Japanese Technologies Supporting Global Medicine
Diagnosis and Treatment with Minimal Discomfort
One aspect of Japan’s medical services gaining global attention is the provision of minimally invasive treatment, in which patients are effectively diagnosed and treated with a minimum of stress.
Useful Information for Traveling in Japan
Shopping in Japan Becomes Even More Attractive for Foreign Visitors
The pleasures of traveling in Japan include tasting traditional Japanese food and enjoying beautiful scenery that changes from season to season, but surely shopping is another important one.
From the Moment of Disembarkation to Arrival in Central Tokyo—How Fast It Has Become!
These Days, the Airports of Japan Are First in Convenience
Free Wi-Fi Expands!
More Convenient, Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
Imagine that you’ve just arrived in Japan and are at the airport, wondering how to get into the city.