“We Are Tomodachi”
is an official online magazine that introduces Japan’s attractions and its deep and multifaceted ties with the rest of the world to our country’s friends (tomodachi) across the globe. A new edition is published about once every two months.
In addition to special feature articles on timely topics, the magazine includes regular series such as “Friends of Japan,” which focuses on individuals from other countries playing active roles in Japan, and “Japanese Individuals Contributing Worldwide,” which introduces Japanese volunteers and others serving in various capacities overseas.
This website presents the latest edition, along with back numbers; the contents are searchable by edition, category, and country or region.
Spring / Summer 2018
In April 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the Higashiosaka Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka Prefecture, one of the venues where Japan will host Rugby World Cup 2019 from September to November 2019, and met with elementary school students from a local rugby school. The G20 Summit Meeting will also be held in Osaka Prefecture in June 2019.