Culture

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■ Information & Culture Section
■ Operating Hours: Mon-Fri
 08:30-12:00, 13:30-16:30
 (Ramadan: 08:30-15:00)
 Closed on Public Holidays
■ Email: cultureinfo@bw.mofa.go.jp
 

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Web Japan provides highly reliable information on Japan across many different genres including culture, sightseeing, society, history and nature. The content is provided primarily in English, but a portion of the site is multilingual.
All over the world, people are focusing their attention on contemporary Japanese culture. Since the 1990s there has been a huge increase in the number of people enjoying manga, anime, gaming, art, architecture, design, literature, food and fashion.
Kids Web Japan is a website that introduces Japan to schoolchildren who live in other countries, and are between the ages of 10 and 14. We would be delighted if this site was used as a supplementary source of information for school lessons on Japan or by families to learn together about Japan.
Trends in Japan provides updates about the latest and hottest trends in Japan.
“asianbeat,” a multilingual pop culture website which encompasses manga, anime, fashion and pop music , run by Fukuoka prefecture.
The Japan Foundation is Japan's only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural activities to cultivate friendship and ties between Japan and the rest of the world. The Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through culture, language, and dialogue.
“Design Tomorrow, Infrastructure with Japan” is an official promotion video to introduce Japanese quality infrastructure. We add new videos such as High Speed rail system, Digital Broadcasting, Communication Satellites, ICT for Disaster Management and Postal Service. Japan’s high speed rail system is one of the world’s safest system with no fatalities since its first run over 50 years ago. Furthermore, through developing the Shinkansen, Japan has not only realized comfortable and streamlined travel, but also a variety of convenient services in and around stations, creating a contemporary lifestyle. These videos show the strengths of Japanese infrastructure through various examples.

Online Magazines

Niponica is a web magazine that introduces modern Japan to people all over the world.
The online magazine highlighting Japan is published once a month by the Japanese government to help readers better understand Japan today.
“We Are Tomodachi” is an official online magazine that introduces Japan’s attraction and its deep multifaceted ties with the rest of the world to our country’s friends (tomodachi) across the globe.
“JICA’s World” is the quarterly magazine published by JICA. It introduces various cooperation projects and partners along with the featured theme.

Online Video

Japan Video Topics offers a comprehensive view of Japanese culture, nature, science and technology, and tourism etc. There is plenty of content to stream.
"Japanese Government Internet TV" is a Website broadcasting videos of the Prime Minister, Cabinet, and important government policies to raise viewer knowledge.