Hidden Champions Inspiring the World
Plating Tech Brings Innovations
Today, smartphones and other electronic devices have become ubiquitous, but this would never have been possible without incredible advancements in plating technology. Plating processes, which apply a metal coating to the surfaces of other materials, not only improve the appearance of everyday manufactured products and enhance their durability, but are also essential in producing the circuits in all sorts of electronic devices.
Japanese Technology in Your Palm
People around the world benefit daily from the engineering expertise of Japan’s small and medium enterprises. Examples of their contributions can be found inside Apple’s trademark iPhone. Apple’s 2017 list of over 200 top suppliers includes 55 Japanese companies.
Contributed Article : Rich Lesser
Three Ways Japan Can Build on Its Economic Revival
As we enter the sixth year since the launch of Abenomics, Rich Lesser, President/CEO and visionary leader of worldwide consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG), gives us his assessment of Japan’s economy and his thoughts on its future prospects.
Prime Minister in Action
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues to advance “Diplomacy That Takes a Panoramic Perspective of the World Map.” As well as welcoming leaders in Japan, he traveled to Viet Nam for the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and to the Philippines for ASEAN-related summit meetings.
Prime Minister’s Remarks on Universal Health Coverage
Delivered at the UHC forum held in Tokyo, Dec. 14, 2017
Exactly two years ago, Japan held an international conference in Tokyo and expressed its strong commitment to promoting Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Sport for Tomorrow
Looking toward the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Japan is advancing a multitude of programs for international cooperation and exchange through sports.
with U.S. Military Personnel
The Japan-U.S. relationship is the cornerstone of the peace and stability in Asia-Pacific. At any given time, more than 50,000 U.S. military men and women are stationed in Japan who along with their family members total 100,000 residents.
Overcoming Disasters Together
Emergency Relief for Mexico from Japan
On September 19, 2017 at 1:14 p.m. (local time), a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico, collapsing many buildings even in the capital, Mexico City.
Imparting the Spirit of Peace and Humanity to Future Generations
Japan has a number of museums that preserve the lessons of history and teach each new generation the importance of peace and humanity.
Open Innovation for Fully Automated Driving
Japan is making great efforts to provide an ideal environment for developing automated driving systems. In November 2015, Prime Minister Abe announced, “We want to ensure that it becomes possible to offer driverless mobility services and automated driving on our highways for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This is Japan
Winter : Gleaming White and Emerald Glow
Because the islands of Japan stretch far from north to south, the average temperature in February differs by as much as 26°C (46.8°F) between Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido and Ishigaki Island in Okinawa.
This is Japan
The Sacred Mountains of Dewa
The Sacred Mountains of Dewa—Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan, and Mt. Yudono—in Yamagata Prefecture in Japan’s Tohoku region are highly revered in Shugendo, the practice of mountain asceticism unique to Japan.
Friends of Japan
in the United Arab Emirates
Amna Al Darmaki of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) never imagined becoming a Japanese wadaiko drummer, although she had been promoting culture exchange between Emirati and Japanese people since she made her first Japanese friend in 2011.
The JET Programme
Taking Turkey to Gifu
Like many children around the world, I grew up watching Sailor Moon and Pokémon, in my case dubbed in Turkish. I met anime again in university, and this time, I started noticing that these anime were portraying much about Japan: school life, the land’s natural beauty, and the subtleties of Japanese human relations.