Japan's new passport design to feature Hokusai's famous Fuji series

May 18, 2016

Japan's new passport design to feature Hokusai's famous Fuji series

The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that it will use Katsushika Hokusai’s series of landscape prints “Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji” for the new design of immigration stamp pages in the country’s passport. The work of the famous Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print artist, who was ...

Dec 24, 2015

Japan argued against declaring region nuke-free at 1975 U.N. forum

Japan argued against declaring Northeast Asia a nuclear-weapons-free zone at a United Nations conference in 1975 because such a restriction might interfere with the movements of American warships, according to diplomatic records declassified Thursday. The Japanese government documents portray the dilemma Tokyo faced then ...

Dec 4, 2015

LDP ranks oppose aid for China afforestation project

Lawmakers in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party voiced opposition Thursday to a Foreign Ministry project to help afforestation in China, saying the project cannot gain the support of the Japanese public. Toshihiro Nikai, chairman of the LDP’s General Council, discussed the project in a ...