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We, JALAC regularly introduce the articles with links on the latest news from Japan published on the Nippon Communications Foundation’s English WEB site “”. The news articles will help readers to learn the latest politics, economics, society, and culture in Japan. is published in seven languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian and is produced by the Nippon Communications Foundation with support from the Nippon Foundation. The Nippon Communications Foundation promotes understanding of Japan through web-based publishing and other activities

Southeast Asian Visitors Pursue the Total Japan Experience [July 18]

Japan is an ever more popular destination for tourists from Southeast Asia. No longer content with Tokyo and K […]


Mikimoto Kōkichi: The Pearl King and His Museum [July 17]

The humble Akoya oyster, grown in the bays of Mie Prefecture, produces the most prized gems of the sea: pearls […]


Puns, Poetry, and Superstition: Japanese Homophones [July 15]

A Mandarin on an Aluminum Can Wordplay is not always welcomed openly in Japan. Make a weak, but harmless pun―o […]


Abe Cabinet Support Dives to 29.9%, Disapproval 48.6%: Jiji Poll (News)  [July 14]

Tokyo, July 14 (Jiji Press)―The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō’s cabinet plunged 15.2 […]


Japanese Restaurant Named After Actor Mifune Opens in New York (News) [July 14]

New York, July 13 (Jiji Press)―A Japanese restaurant bearing the name of legendary actor Mifune Toshirō opened […]


Hideyoshi’s Rare Letter to Concubine Chacha Found in Hyōgo (News) [July 14]

Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, July 7 (Jiji Press)―A rare letter that Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537–98) […]


From One Record Holder to Another (Japan in Photos)  [July 14]

Japanese shōgi prodigy Fujii Sōta (right) and yokozuna Hakuhō lock hands at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in […]


Anticonspiracy Law Comes into Force in Japan (News)  [July 11]

Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)–The anticonspiracy law took effect in Japan on Tuesday, allowing authorities to cr […]


Guidelines Set in Japan to Help Cancer Patients Have Kids (News) [July 14]

Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)–The Japan Society of Clinical Oncology said Thursday it has created the first guid […]


Fraud on the Line: Japan’s Persistent Telephone Scams [July 14]

“Telephone scams,” in which criminals defraud their marks over the phone, show no sign of abating in Japan. Au […]

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