Japanese Support for Safety Frameworks Worldwide
Support for Enhancement of Maritime Safety and Security
Building Coast Guard Capacity in Asia
The seas of fast-growing Asia are full of ships loaded with energy resources, food, manufactured products, and other cargoes. Ensuring safe and smooth marine transport in the important sea lanes of these waters, including the Strait of Malacca, the Singapore Strait, and the South China Sea, is crucial not just for the region but for the global economy.
Sharing the Community-Based Police Model
The Japanese Koban System and Residents’ Trust
“Omawari-san, ohayo gozaimasu! ” (Good morning, Mr. Policeman!) In Japan, children on their way to school can be seen cheerfully greeting police officers. These interactions take place at Koban, the Japanese police box. For the Japanese police, good ties with neighborhood residents and cooperation with the community are key elements of crime prevention. In that connection, the Koban system plays an important role.
Strengthening Criminal Justice Systems Around the World
Fostering the Rule of Law and Sustainable Development
The Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders affiliated with the United Nations (UNAFEI) is a regional institute established under a 1961 agreement between the United Nations and Japan with the aim of promoting the sound development of criminal justice systems. UNAFEI is located in Tokyo and has been fully funded by the Government of Japan since 1970.
Toward Building Resilient and Sustainable Health Systems
Speech at International Conference on Universal Health Coverage in the New Development Era by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Delivered in Tokyo, December 16, 2015
The Charms of the G7 Ministerial Meetings Host Cities
Tsukuba: Where Nature is Found Alongside Science and Technology
The G7 Science and Technology Ministers’ Meeting will be held in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of central Tokyo.
Japanese People Contributing Worldwide
Small Factories Aim High: The Shitamachi Bobsleigh Heads for the Olympic
“We did it!” So whooped Jun’ichi Hosogai as he stood at the Nagano Bobsleigh-Luge Park on January 16, 2016, with a big smile on his face and his arms raised high.
Tokyo Aims to Realize “Hydrogen Society”by 2020
Metro Government Undertakes Pioneering Initiative
With four years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the appearance of the host city is already changing bit by bit.
Traditional Japanese Confections
Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets, which portray the season with their shape, color, and ingredients. They are works of art designed to appeal to all the senses with their appearance, flavor, aroma, feel, and the sounds of their names.
A Season for Floral Brilliance
Kintaikyo Bridge: Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture
The Sea of Japan and Daffodils: Echizen Coast, Fukui Prefecture
Friends of Japan
Sharing Min’yo , Japan’s Folk Music Tradition
When Canadian Maud Archambault took up the shamisen in 2001, a year after landing in Japan, out of a desire to learn something culturally distinct, little did she imagine it would lead her to center stage of Japan’s highly traditional folk music world.
The JET Programme:
A Great Way to Experience Japan
Providing Support While Building Relationships
My decision to participate in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme was strongly influenced by an interest in teaching English, which I first experienced as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique.