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Foundations step in to help women rebuild Tohoku

Joe Muntal
Contributing writer

Ten years since the Great East Japan Earthquake triggered a powerful tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region, its effects continue...

JapanCraft21: Revitalizing master crafts for the new century

K. Nishi
JapanCraft21 staff

Steve Beimel, who first arrived in Japan in 1971, recalls his initial impressions of the country’s craft culture, saying, “I...

Bond Project builds safety network for troubled youths

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Jun Tachibana saw youths on the street as possible interviewees for a free paper, titled Voices, that focuses on how...

Symposium aims to help Japan’s female entrepreneurs

Jacob Reed
Contributing writer

“Japan is one of the worst in terms of the gender gap,” professor Hidetoshi Tahara reminded listeners in his opening...

Onbeat magazine: Where all of Japan’s arts and the future meet

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Onbeat, a semiannual bilingual magazine for art and culture from Japan, covers a wide variety of genres, including art, architecture,...

Taking Japan’s ‘undiscovered gems’ nationwide and beyond

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

The competition for Undiscovered Gems of Japan 2020-2021 was held in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Feb. 11 and 12 to...

Seino Holdings drives toward environmental sustainability

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

Seino Holdings Co. Ltd. is one of Japan’s top commercial logistics companies, with about 90 years of history. In recent...

CCJA winner’s nonprofit Pilcon seeks contraceptive freedom

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing Writer

The number of abortions among women under age 20 in Japan was over 11,000 in 2020, according to the Ministry...

CCJA winner founded company to support deaf children

Jacob Reed
Contributing Writer

The award ceremony for the fifth Champion of Change Japan Award, CCJA 2021, was held in Tokyo and streamed live...

Care curriculum: School founder Nishi binds Brazilians in Aichi

MAIKO MURAOKA
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Living abroad during childhood is a life-changing experience in many ways. While it can have a positive impact, it may...

At CDP symposium, representatives of banks and cities share views on their sustainable goals

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing Writer

Businesses and actions that contribute to solving environmental and social issues are crucial to making all of society more sustainable....

CDP symposium outlines how cities are essential to achieving net zero

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing Writer

Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo For the world to achieve the target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius,...

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