Recently, Prime Minister’s Office distributed We Are Tomodachi Winter 2013, which covered the Abe administration’s economic policies, Japanese traditional cuisine known as “washoku,” tourism, and other captivating aspects of Japan. We also launched a website that provides the most up-to-date information and it has been very well received by its readers.
As a part of our activities, we have also launched an electronic magazine that characterizes Japan and people whose interest stays about Japan. We hope this helps you to understand Japan in a deeper way while also drawing your attention to some of its interesting features. You can find this publication at the following URL:
The issue just released highlights the following topics.
▽ “Abenomics” Is Progressing
“Abenomics” forms the backbone of the Abe administration’s policies. This article provides an easy-to-read explanation of the latest developments within the Abenomics Growth Strategy as well as its outcomes over the year since the administration’s inauguration.
▽ “Proactive Contribution to Peace”
This article introduces the reader to the formulation of Japan’s first-ever National Security Strategy, the formulation and structural enhancement of Japan’s National Defense Program, which goes hand-in-hand with that Strategy, and the enactment of the Special Intelligence Protection Act, which ensures that information is properly protected.
▽ Japan As Seen through the Eyes of Non-Japanese We asked several non-Japanese who are intimately familiar with Japanese culture to talk about its appeal. This article also features some of the things that have surprised visitors to Japan and highlights some ways to enjoy a stay in Japan to the very fullest.
▽ Tourism in Japan
What says spring more perfectly than sakura? This article spotlights some of the best-loved locations for viewing sakura, or cherry blossoms, in areas all around the country. It also includes the most up-to-date information on tourism in Japan, which is getting more and more convenient all the time.
In the future we wish to keep expanding the circle of people who are well acquainted with these aspects of Japan. We hope you introduce this electronic magazine as well as the Tomodachi website (http://japan.kantei.go.jp/
We also hope that you register on our website to receive our magazine by e-mail so that we can keep you informed of the latest information. This is a good opportunity to register for the magazine if you haven’t done so already.
The Abe administration will continue to develop its policies more and more going forward. With your assistance, we will continue to send out the message of both Japan’s efforts and its areas of appeal to people everywhere around the globe. We would like to continue to be engaged with you and help you understand Japan better.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
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