Winter 2016

Snow and Berries
Japan Info is a seasonal newsletter published by the Japan Information Center of the Consulate General of Japan in New York that brings you the latest topics, trends, and events bridging Japan and the greater New York area.
Lithograph of Shimoda, Japan

160 Years Ago: A New Yorker Lands in the Land of the Rising Sun

See Japan through the eyes of Townsend Harris, a native of New York and the first U.S. Consul General to Japan, as well as one of the first Americans to ever set foot in the country.

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Nabana no Sato

Family, Food, and Fun: The Holidays with a Different Twist in Japan and the U.S.

See how people in Japan and the U.S. celebrate Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s Day differently.

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My Number? What Number?

In January 2016 Japan introduced its first social security number system, which will also affect foreign residents in Japan.

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G-Cans Reservoir

Rain Rain Go Away:
Flood Management in Tokyo

It takes more than a catchy song to protect Tokyo from heavy rain, for instance, an "Underground Temple."

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Girl in the Snow

Kids’ Korner: Winter Wonderland

There are many ways to enjoy winter, for example building snowmen and igloos or having snowball fights, but not everyone does things the same way. Learn how the image of winter is slightly different in the U.S. and Japan.

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