Mar 14, 2013

Sake may get Cool Japan treatment

Alcoholic beverages are among the items being discussed by various government agencies seeking to promote exports as part of the Cool Japan campaign to turn Japanese culture and traditions into industries and help promote them abroad. At the first meeting of the agencies Tuesday, ...

New entity in works to promote Cool Japan themes for export

Mar 5, 2013

New entity in works to promote Cool Japan themes for export

The government plans to establish a public-private entity this fall with the aim of promoting exports of “anime,” fashion and other goods under its Cool Japan initiative, informed sources have said. With the Cool Japan promotion being one of its key policy measures, the ...

Tadasu Takamine's not so 'Cool Japan'

Feb 7, 2013

Tadasu Takamine's not so 'Cool Japan'

by James Jack

In May 2011, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry promoted the idea of “Cool Japan,” presenting Japanese culture as a product amid the confusing circumstances after the Great East Japan Earthquake. As Japan continues to suffer a declining population and weak economy, it ...

'Tadasu Takamine's Cool Japan'

Dec 20, 2012

"Tadasu Takamine's Cool Japan"

by Tomohiro Osaki

The term “Cool Japan” was recently used by the Japanese government to help boost global interest in some of the nation’s most admirable achievements, such as its altruism and pursuit of cutting-edge technology. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake last year and a spate ...