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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

Bridging the Gap to Early Japanese Literature: Translator Peter MacMillan [September 12]

The Roots of Japanese Culture If you had to pick one book to introduce Japanese culture, what would you choose […]

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High-Flying Maneuvers in the Skies over Aomori (Japan in Photos) [September 11]

Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Blue Impulse aerobatic squad puts on a display during the Misawa Air Fest on Se […]

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North Korea Considered to Possess Nuclear Weapons: Japanese Minister (News) [September 11]

Tokyo, Sept. 10 (Jiji Press)―North Korea is considered to possess nuclear weapons given the size of its latest […]

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Kiryū Becomes First Japanese to Break 10-Second 100-Meter Barrier (News) [September 11]

Fukui, Sept. 9 (Jiji Press)―Kiryū Yoshihide, 21, of Tōyō University became the first Japanese sprinter to run […]

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Japan’s Movie Theater Sign Painter: Star Power in Acrylic [September 11]

When local movie theaters were important entertainment centers, sign painters played a key role in drawing spe […]

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Japan to Promote Active Tourism Use of Traditional Buildings (News) [September 8]

Tokyo, Sept. 6 (Jiji Press)―Japan’s tourism ministry plans to urge local governments to set ordinances to exem […]

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Yellow Dust Increases Heart Attack Risk: Japan Team (News) [September 8]

Tokyo, Sept. 4 (Jiji Press)―A Japanese research team said Monday it has confirmed that yellow dust increases t […]

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Ex-DP Policy Head Yamao to Quit Party over Scandal (News) [September 8]

Tokyo, Sept. 7 (Jiji Press)–Former Democratic Party policy head Yamao Shiori on Thursday tendered her resignat […]

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Unique Tokyo Houses Add Individual Touch to City Landscape (Photos) [September 8]

French photographer Jérémie Souteyrat has scoured Tokyo for unique houses and residential scenes. Through his […]

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Toshiba’s Continuing Struggle to Stave off Bankruptcy [September 8]

Electronics and machinery giant Toshiba Corp. continues to flounder after massive losses in its nuclear power […]

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