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Faced with depopulation, nature-rich #Suzu City, #Ishikawa is enlivening the area w/modern art! Held since 2017, #OkunotoTriennale 2020+(@okunotojp)—underway until Oct. 24th—features 53 artist groups from 16 countries and regions. oku-noto.jp/en/index-en.ht… #RegionalRevitalization
#GlobalGoals hit by @KIMICA_official with seaweed sourced from Chilean beaches or local fishermen, instead of from the sea, and dried in the Atacama Desert before processing into #alginates for foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. kimica-algin.com #JapanSDGsAward
Sept. 23 is the #InternationalDayofSignLanguages. Since 1984, Japan’s “The Sign Language Speech Contest for High School Students” has promoted the spread of #signlanguage and helped improve welfare for the hearing impaired. #LandOfDiversity
#Kyoto’s Ayabe City is home to noumu, Ltd., an agricultural corporation fostering the farmers of the future and an elderly-friendly society by growing "Kyo-mizuna," a leafy green requiring minimal labor, in push for #RegionalRevitalization. noumu.jp
China's rapidly growing military influence and unilateral changing of the status quo could present a risk to Japan, PM Suga tells Bloomberg trib.al/Kd3jLkV
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Discover the gifts of Japanese autumn in #KIZUNA: japan.go.jp/kizuna/2021/09… Enjoy tonight's Mid-Autumn Moon🌕, which heralds grateful appreciation of the harvest from ancient times. You can also find joy in the elegant fall foliage🍂 and the season's delicious flavors�V4e
Sept. 21 is #InternationalDayOfPeace! NGO @accept_int leader NAGAI Yosuke runs programs in Somalia, Yemen, Kenya, and Indonesia rehabilitating youths who have turned to crime and incarcerated/defected ex-combatants, and helping them re-enter society. accept-int.org/en/
It's #RespectForTheAgedDay, celebrating the elderly & #longevity! Japan's #lifeexpectancy & #healthylifeexpectancy—full health w/out disease or injury, averaging 74.1 years—are the world’s highest. The Smart Life Project (@smartlifepjt) aims to continue this trend. #WHO
The @WheeLog_App lets wheelchair users & others find reliable #accessibility information with a #barrierfree map created from users’ own data! The crowd-sourcing app also promotes user interaction and the improvement of #accessiblespaces. en.wheelog.com #LandOfDiversity
#Ogatsu, Miyagi Pref., has a new use for the stone used in Ogatsu inkstones. Metal processing company Kyoyu Co., Ltd., successfully cut the delicate stone to a thickness of 2mm, crafting a viable sake cup and contributing to #RegionalRevitalization. kyoyu.jp
YAMADA Kosuke and his innovative startup PLANTX Corp. are cultivating new standards in #agritechnology! See the video for a glimpse inside their cutting-edge factory, where vegetables are grown in a sealed environment via artificial light: plantx.co.jp #NextGenJapan
🆕Check our newest edition of#KIZUNAA, which is full of info on Japan's initiatives for#CarbonNeutralityy;#GreenGrowthStrategyy,#hydrogenn use, and#ZeroCarbonCitiess.japan.go.jp/kizuna/index.h…v Also enjoy the autumn issue online, with articles from July to September.b
The first women's professional football league, #WELeague, started on September 12th in Japan🥳🎊🎊 We're rooting for all the players and football girls of the future�@jfa_nadeshikos@WE_League_JPu#???????????????twitter.com/WE_League_JP/s…nDqNQ
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#WonderWomanWednesday: IWAKIRI Tomomi's @narumi__oita keeps #Oita’s local cuisine and food culture alive with help from local women, revitalizing local industry by processing, packaging, and sending specialties- incl. Torijiru #ChickenSoup - nationwide. narumi-oita.com
Tokyo startup GITAI Japan, Inc. has created the world's 1st general-purpose astrobot for space stations, etc. Merging autonomous AI control & teleoperations w/GITAI’s special manipulation system, it is now aboard #ISS for later testing. gitai.tech/en/ #InnovationJapan
Inclusive Society Seen through the Paralympics and Expectation for an Inclusive Tokyo―Matheson Miki― buff.ly/3kcq4ae
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🔎Read#KIZUNAA article herejapan.go.jp/kizuna/2021/08…O Valuable#Jomonn Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan, illuminating the lives of hunter-gatherers who built settlements 10,000 years ago, became@UNESCOO#WorldCulturalHeritagee in July. Learn what Professor Simon Kaner has to say.9
The world's 1st washing machine eschewing detergent for ionized alkaline water puts a #sustainable spin on laundry! Used at their laundromats, @CL_WASHPLUS machines cut water use via A.I. & leave clothes safe for kids & allergy-sufferers. wash-plus.co.jp #GlobalGoals
At age 80, "ryokan" innkeeper & chef SASAO Mitsuru began serving up his flavorful legacy in a can. His Shigeya Co., Ltd. sells canned foods made from locally sourced Amago trout, etc., creating a new industry in Maniwa, Okayama. #RegionalRevitalization. shigeya-mikamo.com
🔎Read the#KIZUNAA article here:japan.go.jp/kizuna/2021/08…Y Islands of southern Japan made the@UNESCOO#WorldNaturalHeritagee List in July. Evaluated for their precious nature, these islands support a diverse array of life that’s evolved along a unique path in timeless forests.J
#PhotosOfTheMonth: September starts Japan's harvest season, the only time of year to indulge in freshly-picked produce. See potatoes, apples, and rice abound, farmers tending fertile fields, and kids enjoying the taste of fall through sweet potato picking.
Completion of "Red Line", Symbol of Cooperation between #Thailand🇹🇭 & Japan🇯🇵 Now, Thai people can travel on the Red Line conveniently, comfortably, & safelfacebook.com/jicathailand/p…wrTVnU
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It’s #InternationalLiteracyDay! Raising literacy is one goal of School for All, begun by @jica_direct to improve education in Niger. Literacy is up & elem. enrollment has gone from 46% to 66% as of 2019; it is now found in 8 African countries. lnky.jp/gQYKgk7 #GlobalGoals
After a dramatic 12-day spectacle of athletic prowess, the #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics Closing Ceremony on September 5 let athletes put aside their game faces & come together to reveal the emotion behind the competition. Share in their happiness w/some inspiring photos.
#SMEMonday: IT startup Yper Inc. has pioneered OKIPPA, a #sustainable home delivery bag for your doorknob. Staff unfold it, insert your package, lock it and put it outside your door, allowing safe & secure #NoContactDelivery. okippa.life/okippa-overvie… #COVID19
Innovative new international standards for smart city infrastructures change the world towards 6G Era: meti.go.jp/policy/economy…
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Happy #InternationalDayofCharity! High school student @hane_hair has been donating hair for wigs to kids w/hair loss and now sells tin badges and donates to #HairDonation organizations, helping to make it easier for everyone to grow and donate their hair. lnky.jp/46BfcOM
Kameoka, Kyoto is furthering its goal of zero #plasticwaste by 2030! 2019's KAMEOKA FLY BAG Project saw discarded paraglider fabric become a huge bag; now a local factory crafts #ecobags from the same type of fabric. #RegionalRevitalization. ummm.jp/project/flybag/ #GlobalGoals
🔎Read the#KIZUNAA article here:japan.go.jp/kizuna/2021/08…J Having performed at the#Paralympicc opening ceremony, world-renowned blind pianist#NobuyukiTsujiii says, "We need music the most when times are hard. Music knows no national boundaries and has magnificent power."#????行r
Plant-based reusable cup TUMBLER IN THE FOREST - developed by @Panasonic_cp and @asahibeer_jp - rethinks our disposable mindset, cutting plastic per cup by 5.44g and the ratio of plastic used to 30%, reducing CO2 emissions and plastic waste. mori-tan.stores.jp #GlobalGoals
A short film ~realizing a symbiotic society through para-sports~ has been released🎉#SportforTomorroww's initiatives are introduced in the film😊 ↓Here is the linkyoutube.com/watch?v=F-NEvV…zXj#Tokyo20200#Paralympicsi#WeThe15e#StrongerTogetherh#UnitedByEmotioni#WehaveWingsntwitter.com/sport4tomorrow…htOO
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It's #DisasterPreparednessDay! Startup Terra Labo is creating a disaster site mgmt. system w/footage from long-range, unmanned fixed wing drones. Centrally collected data is analyzed by vehicle ground assistance, letting them share research & rescue info. terra-labo.jp
Can we bring #waste to near zero? That's the aim of Zero Waste Japan Co-founder SAKANO Akira, who seeks to go beyond #recycling models and foster a more #ecofriendly #CircularSociety. See her present efforts & future vision in this video: zwjapan.org #NextGenJapan
#SMEMonday: CEO UCHIDA Eiji & his Fukui Pref., Sabae-based Uchida Plastic are reframing #PlasticWaste #recycling & #sustainability w/ innovative #EyeglassesFrames that use 70-90% #RecycledPlastic from coastally-collected #PlasticBottles. uchid.com #GlobalGoals
Thank you to the Government and people of Japan @JapaninIndia @EOJinIndia for the generous assistance of US$ 9.3 million to support India’s response to the #COVID19 pandemic with cold chain equipment to ensure vaccines reach all. unicef.org/india/press-re…
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#MeetTheChangeMakers: KOGA Aoi, head of #SojoUniversity bio-venture Ciamo, Co. Ltd., has developed "Kuma-Red (photosynthetic bacteria)" using lees from #Kumamoto’s #KumaShochu liquor, adding environmentally friendly value to what was once a waste product. ciamo.co.jp
British-born Alexander Bradshaw moved to #Kagoshima in 2005 and now brings its history to life w/ tourism. As manager at #WorldHeritageSite @senganen, he highlights the region through local voices. He also heads @kagopeeps. senganen.jp/en/ #LandOfDiversity
🔎Read the#KIZUNAA article here:japan.go.jp/kizuna/2021/08…6 Japanese startup@instalimbb is using#3DPrintingg to develop high-quality, affordable prosthetic legs to create an#InclusiveSocietyy. This technology brings new dreams to disabled ppl in the Philippines🇵🇭 & other countrieas1
Bringing Peace, Unity, & Hope to Mother Country: From #SouthSudan🇸🇸 t#TokyoOlympicscs Young athletes striving to transcend ethni#conflictsts are the hope itself!jica.go.jp/english/news/f…Tr#Tokyo20200#SportforTomorrowr#SFTS#BeyondOlympicp#PeaceThroughSportsr#SportAndDevelopmente6q3
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Once a motorbike store, #Chiba’s OX ENGINEERING switched to wheelchairs in 1992, and now applies #MotorcycleEngineering to make custom wheelchairs, enabling more active movement and #parathlete success at the #Tokyo2020Paralympics. oxgroup.co.jp #LandOfDiversity
#WonderWomanWednesday: After losing a leg to bone cancer in JHS, GIMICO strode to fame as Japan's 1st amputee model. Seen in photos, ads, and the #Rio2016Paralympics flag handover, she also performed stunningly at yesterday's #Tokyo2020Paralympics opening. gimico.tokyo
Attention - the deadline is extended to September 25! twitter.com/JapanGov/statu…
The #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics start today! Since August 12, various regions throughout Japan have held a series of unique and beautiful flame ceremonies lighting the way toward this momentous occasion. Let's look back on some of them in this video.
Let's watch the #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics together! 📺 Check out your local@Tokyo20200 Paralympics TV, radio and online broadcasters to follow all the action. Live events will also be available on our Youtube and Facebook, subject to geoblocking restrictions.
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🔎Read the#KIZUNAA article here:japan.go.jp/kizuna/2021/08…6 The#Tokyo20200#Paralympicss start tomorrow! The only city to host them twice, Tokyo's first@Paralympicss in 1964 were made possible by Dr. Nakamura’s efforts. Find out how he laid the foundation for inclusivity.6
Safely & steadily decommissioning Fukushima Daiichi! Minister Kajiyama & IAEA Director General Grossi met and agreed on IAEA experts’ peer review mission to Fukushima that also includes safety of ALPS treated water: meti.go.jp/english/press/…
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Just two days until the #Tokyo2020Paralympics! Read #HighlightingJAPAN to discover how proud host towns like #Kanazawa City, #Ishikawa and #Odate City, #Akita have joined athletes in fostering a spirit of harmony and inclusiveness: lnky.jp/FdeKIC4 #SundayReading
Carrying the enthusiasm of the #TOKYO2020 #Olympics, the #Paralympic #TorchRelay that started on Aug. 12 is now on the home leg, with the #ParalympicFlame in host city Tokyo from today. Enjoy scenes from some of the events held around #Japan so far: lnky.jp/FB6tQ3U
#KIZUNAA articles available now!japan.go.jp/kizuna/index.h…z We bring you the stories of Dr. Nakamura's efforts to create an inclusive society, low-cost prosthetic legs using 3D printing, & Tsujii, a world-class blind pianist. Also read about the new#WorldHeritageSitess in Japan!i
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