Dec 21, 2014

Japan House plan to promote nation's culture, technology abroad

Japan will set up offices in London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo in fiscal 2016 to promote Japanese culture and technologies overseas, according to Foreign Ministry officials. The so-called Japan House will showcase Japanese culture such as “washoku” cuisine, “washi” handmade paper, manga and ...

Dec 13, 2013

Japan to announce ¥20 billion for ASEAN cultural exchanges

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will announce at a regional summit this weekend that Japan will extend ¥20 billion in official development assistance to promote cultural exchanges ASEAN, a government source said. Abe will unveil the aid during the summit with the Association of Southeast ...

Oct 1, 2013

More Japanese teachers needed in ASEAN, Abe is told

by Masaaki Kameda

An expert panel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed bolstering support for Japanese-language education in ASEAN countries by increasing the number of teachers, as more people in the region are learning Japanese. The proposal, submitted to Abe on Monday, calls for boosting the ...

Japan, Korea fans upbeat at festival

Sep 22, 2013

Japan, Korea fans upbeat at festival

Japan and South Korea were in a festive mood over the weekend despite continuing tensions over history issues and territorial disputes. A two-day cultural exchange festival ended Sunday after participants at Hibiya Park in central Tokyo enjoyed a variety of performances by people from ...