Hand in Hand for a Better World
Sharing Japanese-Style Education Abroad
The Japanese education system is receiving much attention. This all started in 1964 with an international math education study conducted by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). In the 1964 study, Japan placed second in mathematics and came first in the following study.
Japan’s SMEs Provide Solutions for Sustainable Growth
Japan’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of its high degree of technological development. A large number of these businesses possess expertise and know-how that can help solve issues in developing countries. However, most SMEs find it difficult to conduct market research or procure proper personnel for carrying out overseas projects on their own.
Contributed Article : Izumi Nakamitsu
Japan and the United Nations:Toward a More Perfect Partnership
Japan prizes multilateralism, and it has been a strong member and supporter of the United Nations since joining the organization in 1956.
Prime Minister Abe in Action
Attended the G20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy, chaired by Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany, as part of his visit to Hamburg in the Federal Republic of Germany. The G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation, and at Session 1, “Economic Growth and Trade,” which dealt with the most important challenges facing the G20, Prime Minister Abe led the leaders’ discussion as the lead speaker. (July 2017)
Feel Future Society at the World Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai
Expo will showcase solutions to humanity’s universal challenges
On April 24, 2017, Japan presented to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) to officially announce its bid as a candidate to host the 2025 World Expo. The proposed location is Osaka and Kansai, with the theme of “Designing Future Society for Our Lives.”
Fukushima Foods: Safe and Delicious
Six years have passed since the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and the prefecture of Fukushima is making steady progress in its reconstruction and revitalization. Fukushima has long been famous for its agriculture, known since old times as one of Japan’s premier rice-growing regions, and also earning the nickname “The Fruit Kingdom.”
Power of Innovation
Bringing Innovation to the Worksite with“ Smart Construction”
As with many developed countries, Japan is facing a decline in its working-age population. By 2025, the number of workers at construction sites is expected to decline by 1.3 million, creating an urgent need for improvement in productivity.
This is Japan
This is Japan Festivals in Fukushima
All over Japan, countless festivals big and small known as matsuri are held each year, with estimates putting the number of events between 100,000 and 300,000.
Friends of Japan
My Bonsai Dream
“My friends said I was crazy and my parents weren’t happy when I told them I chose bonsai for my career,” smiles Costa Rican bonsai artist Juan Andrade, recalling the day he decided to leave home to pursue his dream in Japan.