Welcome to TOKYO 2020
We are all set to extend a heartfelt welcome to the guests of TOKYO 2020
A Testament to the Recovery from Natural Disasters
2020 is here. This summer the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Japan, the first time in 56 years. Overcoming difficult times following recent natural disasters, Japan will give thanks to the people of the world with its omotenashi, or warm hospitality.
Tokyo Will Create a Legacy of Sustainability
In 2020, all eyes will be on Tokyo as the host city of the next Olympic and Paralympic Games. Focus will not only be on the success of the games but also the initiatives undertaken by the host city, including creating a lasting legacy once the Games are over.
Enthusiasm for Sports Promotes Inclusive Society
In 1964, Tokyo hosted the second Paralympic Games, which was actually the first time that the word “paralympics” had been used. In 2020, while preparing to become the world’s first host of a second Paralympics, Japan is working to realize an inclusive society through sports.
Lithium-ion Batteries Accelerate the ET Revolution
Young Innovative Scientist Tackles Climate Change
Protect the “Singing Sands” from Ocean Waste
Quality Work on Port Construction Opens African Gateway
YOUNG INNOVATORS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Brilliant Proposals from Young Students at the G20 Ministerial Meetings
CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE: Hugh Patrick
Local Businesses Revitalizing Regional Economies: Case of Oita
Japanese Individuals Contributing Worldwide
Removing Barriers Through Teaching the Spirit of Judo
Friends of Japan
Matching Hijabs and Kimono in Kyoto
PORTRAITS OF JAPAN:
Only in Winter: Great Artwork of Nature
Prime Minister in Action
On November 28, 2019, Prime Minister ABE Shinzo hosted a reception for the gathering of foreign cadet graduates of the National Defense Academy (NDA), at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence. Among the participants were around 50 foreign cadet graduates from 12 countries who are making contributions by acting as a bridge between their respective countries and the Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces of Japan, as well as foreign cadets currently studying at the NDA. These cadets actively engaged in exchanges. (Photo: Prime Minister Abe met cadets from the Republic of Korea)