The online magazine HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN

June 2020

FROM JAPAN TO THE WORLD

INDEX

  • THEME FOR JUNEFROM JAPAN TO THE WORLD

    Japanese popular culture and services ranging from manga, anime and video games to food, hospitality and street fashion have captured the imagination of people around the world. In this month’s issue, we take a look at some examples of “Cool Japan” content and its popularity and utility overseas.

FEATURES

  • Exporting the Attractions of “Cool Japan”

    An interview with Tak Umezawa, a management consultant lending his experience to the government’s Cool Japan Strategy Promotion Council.

  • Exercising for Fun with Video Games

    The latest hit home video game from Japan is an adventure game that delivers a full-body workout.

  • Gateway to a New Era

    A new station in Tokyo showcases the next-generation automated ticket wicket system among other new technologies.

  • Kyaraben: Bringing Smiles to Children’s Faces

    Parents everywhere are packing bento boxed lunches for their children with food that resembles “characters” and other cute things.

  • Karate — Strengthening Mind and Body

    The “character building” martial art of karate is about to make its debut as an Olympic sport.

  • The Enduring Appeal of Godzilla

    The giant monster “Godzilla” continues to command affection from movie fans around the world.

  • Ready-to-Eat Food for All Occasions

    How a Japanese company led the way to the popularization of ready-to-eat foods in retort pouches.

  • Building the World Back Better

    Japan is sharing its knowledge and experience of disaster response under the concept “Build Back Bette.”

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