Spring 2015
Published by the Consulate General of Japan in New York / Japan Information Center

Four Things You Didn't Know About
the New Ambassador


Throughout his long career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi has certainly seen the world. His diplomatic career has brought him into contact with many unique cultures, and he made many friends along the way. We sat down with the Ambassador the other day to learn a little more about him beyond what appears on his resume...

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How to Bring Japan to Your Classroom:
The CEO Team is at Your Service!


If you don't know about the CEO program, you may be missing out on the chance to bring Japanese culture to your classroom...

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What is Womenomics?



Womenomics. What does it really mean? Let us consider one of the biggest challenges currently facing Japan's economy...

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A Beginner's Guide to Visiting Japan

Japan has many cultural treasures, and there are some places you will not want to miss...

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Making the Most of Japan Day 2015

Mark your calendars: the ninth annual Japan Day @ Central Park is coming up Sunday, May 10th! Japan Day is a huge festival showcasing Japanese arts and culture, attended every year by thousands of New Yorkers...

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Changes to Voting Age? 20 or 18?

The voting age in Japan, currently set at 20 years old, may soon be changing. A bill has recently been submitted to the National Diet to lower the voting age in Japan to 18...

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Japanese Bento Lunch Box

We always hear, "Don't play with your food," but sometimes it's not such a bad thing. While most Japanese elementary school children are served a nutritious lunch by their schools, many kindergarteners, middle school and high school students bring bento, or boxed lunches, to school with them. Leave those peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches home today and give a Japanese bento a try!

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