Womenomics Is Pushing Abenomics Forward
Woman Play an Increasingly Active Role in Japan
“Japan is back!” These were the words of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the New York Stock Exchange on September 25, 2013, displaying his strong determination to return Japan to a central role in the world economy.
Koichi Wakata—the Master of Harmony
On May 14, 2014, Astronaut Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). He was the first Japanese commander of this huge international program involving 15 countries, applying Japan’s traditional spirit of harmony (wa), which places an emphasis on consideration of others in performing his duties.
The Spirit of a Distinguished Traditional Fireworks Maker Lives On
The arrival of summer means that fireworks festivals are held all across Japan. Every time fireworks go up, cries of “Kagiya!” can be heard mingled with the applause and cheers.
Moments of the Prime Minister Summer 2014
These photographs are a record of the various diplomatic and domestic activities of Prime Minister Abe in summer 2014.
The Shangri-La Dialogue
Excerpts from the Keynote Address by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Singapore, May 30, 2014
Peace and Prosperity in Asia, Forevermore Japan for the Rule of Law, Asia for the Rule of Law, and the Rule of Law for All of Us
The Road to Revival
It’s Not Just Mud ─ A British Man Supporting Recovery in Tsunami-Affected Areas
“It was terrible, like a scene from The Terminator, but after judgment day! I can still clearlyremember how it looked.
The Takeshima Issue:
A Challenge to the Postwar International Order?
Japan’s claim over Takeshima is often portrayed by the Republic of Korea (ROK) as tantamount to the repetition of the “same course of aggression” as in the prewar history “culminating in the annexation of the whole of Korea into Japan” challenging the fact that the islands “were restored as Korean territory after World War II.”
“Sea of Japan,” A Name Created by Countries Around the World
The name “Sea of Japan” is the only internationally established name for the sea area concerned. Japan strongly opposes unfounded arguments concerning the name “Sea of Japan” and is calling for a better understanding of the issue and support for Japan's position from the international community in order to maintain the sole use of the name, “Sea of Japan.”
Hotels in Japan: From the Luxurious to the Affordable
Visitors to Japan are pleasantly surprised by its wonderful hotels with a wide selection, from luxurious to economy lodgings.
Japan’s Regional Power
As part of “Abenomics,” the economic policy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, theJapanese government is taking steps to promote direct investment in Japan by non-Japanese enterprises.
Friends of Japan
Japan: The Perfect Meeting Place for Students From All Over the World
I came to study in Japan in 2012 at The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy.
Friends of Japan
Supporting Japan’s Deepening Ties with Asia
“Convenience stores and ATMs are available 24 hours a day and the trains always arriveon time.