Japanese Strength Bringing Innovations to Their Fullest Potential
Pigments Born in Fukushima Coloring the World
Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, located 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Tokyo, is home to Merck’s Onahama Site, one of several Japanese production facilities of the German-based worldwide leader in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and life science industries.
Japan as an Investment Destination
With the progress of “Abenomics,” the economic policies being pursued by the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Japanese economy has started to realize a virtuous economic cycle and steady growth. The government has introduced measures aimed at revitalizing the economy one after another. It has reduced the effective corporate tax rate by 2.51 percentage points in fiscal 2015 (April 2015 to March 2016), and further reduction to the 20%–29% range, an internationally competitive level, is to be made over the next several years.
Workshops Taking on World Markets
A Diverse Cluster of Small but Mighty Manufacturers
Ota City, one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, is home to some 3,500 small to medium-sized manufacturing enterprises, primarily in the machinery and metalprocessing industries. The vast majority are small workshops with nine or fewer employees, but many have developed high levels of technological skill in their fields of specialization.
Moments of Prime Minister Abe
Prime Minister Abe and his wife Akie hosted a banquet at which guests enjoyed a special performance by the Hula Girl dance team, a PR Goodwill Ambassador for PALM7.
The Future of Asia: Be Innovative
Excerpts from the Speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Delivered in Tokyo, May 21, 2015
The year 2015. It is quite certain that this year will be a major turning point for the future of Asia. This is because the ASEAN Economic Community will finally be launched.
Japanese People Contributing Worldwide
Bringing Safe Drinking Water to the World
With just a spoonful of white powder stirred into a beaker of brown, cloudy water, the dirt visibly clumps together and the water starts to clear.
Japanese People Contributing Worldwide
Communication Rooted in Trust Supports Astronauts
The astronauts who handle numerous missions while serving on the International Space Station (ISS) acquire the skills they need through rigorous training conducted on Earth, overseen by astronaut training instructors.
Sumida River Renaissance
Tokyo Brings a Famous Waterway Back to Life
The Sumida River, though only 23.5 kilometers (about 15 miles) long, f lows through a densely populated area of central Tokyo, with about 3 million people living in its basin, and it is one of the capital’s most famous waterways.
Japan’s Regional Strength
Oita Prefecture is located in the northeastern part of Kyushu, Japan’s gateway to the rest of Asia. It is known as the birthplace of cultural luminaries, such as Yukichi Fukuzawa and Yaeko Nogami.
New Technology Makes Agriculture Possible on Barren Land
“Film Farming” Applies Cutting-Edge Japanese High-Polymer Expertise
Have you heard of “film farming”? This is a revolutionary Japanese technology that makes it possible to grow crops in the desert, on concrete, in wetlands, on contaminated soil—virtually anywhere.
The character minoru ( 稔) consists of two elements. The left side of the character represents grain, and the right side expresses the idea of swelling.
Colors of Autumn
Cosmos in Bloom: Awaji Hanasajiki, Hyogo Prefecture
Autumn Foliage: Ritsurin Garden, Kagawa Prefecture
Friends of Japan
A Focus on Women’s Advancement and Happiness for All
Olivier Baussan is the founder of L’Occitane, famous as a producer of beauty products made from natural plant ingredients.
The JET Programme:
A Great Way to Experience Japan
Bringing Japan and Trinidad Closer Together
One of the greatest aspects of participating in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is the opportunity to experience and learn about Japan while sharing with those around me the unique culture and history of my home country of Trinidad and Tobago.