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Former interpreter for Empress guides Japan House in Los Angeles

Jun 7, 2018

Former interpreter for Empress guides Japan House in Los Angeles

A former diplomat is promoting Japanese cultural strengths as the head of Tokyo's Japan House facility in Los Angeles. Yuko Kaifu initially turned down the government's offer to serve as president of the Los Angeles branch but eventually relented. "I couldn't remain a bystander when I ...

First Japan House opens in Brazil

Apr 30, 2017

First Japan House opens in Brazil

by Danielle Demetriou

London, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo. There is little at first sight that seems to unite these three cities, which are diverse in geography and climate as well as architecture, cuisine and atmosphere. Yet these metropolitan hubs will soon be connected by one unexpectedly common thread ...

Jan 5, 2015

Foreign Ministry details 'Japan House' propaganda initiative

The Foreign Ministry plans to set up new cultural centers in London, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo in fiscal 2016 to spread information on Japan's culture, technology and diplomatic policies abroad. The facilities, called Japan House communication centers, are intended to promote Japanese culture through ...