“HIGHLIGHTING Japan” is an official monthly online magazine to promote understanding of Japan for the people around the world, with variety of themes.
もっと知りたい、伝えたい。日本の’今’をアップデート ～ オンライン・マガジン HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN
#158 July 2021THE JAPANESE AND THE FORESTS
According to the Government of Japan's Forestry Agency, approximately two thirds of Japan’s land is covered in forest. What are the characteristics of Japan’s forests? What are their functions? And how do Japanese people utilize this most abundant of natural resources? In this month’s Highlighting Japan, we introduce some examples of the mutual relationship between the Japanese and the forests.
#157 June 2021HOST TOWN INITIATIVE FOR TOKYO 2020
The Host Town Initiative is an initiative to promote exchange between citizens of Japan and the people of other countries and regions participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held from July to September this year. The Host Town Initiative involves communities not only supporting athletes in their preparation for the Games, but also promoting wide-ranging activities including cultural exchange, education, and even infrastructure development. In this month’s issue, we introduce the activities of some of the hundreds of Host Towns and counterpart countries and regions involved since the pioneering initiative was launched in 2016.