JICA helps Africans develop their future

| Jun 1, 2013

JICA helps Africans develop their future

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an independent governmental agency that coordinates official development assistance (ODA) for the government, has played an important role for the country in its relations with foreign nations. The following is the story of a JICA staff member who ...

Yokohama continues to foster close African ties

| Jun 1, 2013

Yokohama continues to foster close African ties

Africa returns to Yokohama in the form of the fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), which is being held through June 3. Since the Port of Yokohama opened in 1859, which marked the end of Japan’s isolation during the Edo Period ...

EU delegation's educational programs for Japan

| May 9, 2013

EU delegation's educational programs for Japan

With the emphasis on people-to-people exchanges and the increasing demand for human resources with international mind-sets, the Delegation of the European Union to Japan offers some academic opportunities for the young generation in Japan who will be the opinion leaders in the future. The ...

Muza Kawasaki marks grand return

Apr 11, 2013

Muza Kawasaki marks grand return

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra has returned to its home at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall. The orchestra was homeless for two years after the hall in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. On the afternoon of ...

Mar 8, 2013

Inspirational walk across Japan

‘Negative: Nothing” a documentary film on the odyssey of a Swiss man who walked the length of Japan, will again be screened in Tokyo this month. After becoming unemployed when his clients cancelled their trips to Japan in the wake of the disasters of ...

Choral tribute to March 11

Mar 1, 2013

Choral tribute to March 11

Coinciding with the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tokyo Opera City will be filled with the powerful voices of Japanese choir group Ritsuyukai, featuring new Japanese choral works. Comprising 15 amateur choirs under the direction of Japanese conductor Fumiaki Kuriyama, Ritsuyukai ...

Pianist Yazawa looks to the past to find security in the future

Feb 14, 2013

Pianist Yazawa looks to the past to find security in the future

Pianist Tomoko Yazawa always thinks about her music with the future in mind. However, for her latest album, “Playing in the Dark,” she made a rare diversion into the past — specifically, France at the end of the 19th century. Although Yazawa was classically ...