Toward a Society Where All Women Shine
Bringing Growth through the Integration of Different Experiences
Women’s active participation in the workplace is often discussed from perspectives such as gender equality or the provision of equal employment opportunities. But how often do you hear it mentioned as a source of economic growth and innovation?
Contributed Article : Dr. Surin Pitsuwan
A Courteous and Productive Relationship between ASEAN and Japan
Ten years after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established, Japan was already poised to refashion its relationship with the newly independent and increasingly assertive states of Southeast Asia.
Prime Minister in Action
Visiting New York, United States of America, where he gave an address to the United Nations General Assembly. He asserted that North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missiles are an unprecedented, grave and imminent threat, and called for solidarity of the international community, saying that what is needed to make North Korea abandon all nuclear and ballistic missile programs is not dialogue, but pressure. (September 2017)
Speech of the Prime Minister
Delivered at the New York Stock Exchange, Sept. 20, 2017
In Japan, this month a young man in his twenties broke down a massive wall. Yoshihide Kiryu¯ became the first Japanese ever to break through the “10 second barrier” in the 100 meters.
And I too have “walls” to take on. I will break down any and all walls looming ahead of the Japanese economy and map out a new trajectory for growth. This is precisely the mission of Abenomics.
Japan Has Changed, More Changes to Come
PM Abe and Top Executives Meet in New York City
Prime Minister Abe invited 15 world-renowned business leaders to breakfast during his visit to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City (Sept. 19, 2017).
Japanese Emigrants and Their Descendants, the“Nikkei,”Bridge Japan with the World
Japan is an island nation. In addition to this geographic limitation, there were various other factors that made overseas travel difficult in past eras.
ReCAAP Ensures the Safety of Asian Waters
Just as crime on land will never go away, piracy and armed robbery against ships at sea are still serious problems in the modern era.
Living and Learning Globally in Oita
The city of Beppu in Oita Prefecture is where one will find the international university Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU).
This is Japan
Fleeting Moments,Lasting Memories
Japan enjoys four distinct seasons. With the advent of autumn, from north to south along the Japanese archipelago, the leaves on the trees gradually change to deepening reds and yellows, with no day’s scenery exactly the same as the last.
This is Japan
Kumamoto, the“ Land of Water”
With spring water flowing from more than 1,000 locations across the prefecture and an abundance of gorges, waterfalls, and groundwater, Kumamoto Prefecture is also called the “land of water.”
Friends of Japan
Achieving the Impossible: Syrian Refugee Swimmer-Ambassador
Syrian refugee, Olympic swimmer, and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Yusra Mardini visited 2020 Olympic Host City Tokyo in August 2017 to promote awareness and understanding of refugees by sharing her own dramatic story.
The JET Programme
Treasuring Special Ties in Rural Japan
I am entering my third year as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) in Hamada City, Shimane Prefecture. As a child, I watched Japanese television dramas such as “Oshin" and “Stewardess Monogatari” and remember being very impressed by the diligence and perseverance of the Japanese people portrayed in these shows.