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It’s the #InternationalDayOfOlderPersons! Kadoma, #Osaka Pref.’s @yumetomo_kadoma invites those w/ dementia to fold paper cranes, farm, etc. - fostering a sense of purpose, a longer healthy life expectancy, and a more inclusive society. yumetomokadoma.com/ #GlobalGoals
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It’s the #InternationalDayOfOlderPersons! Kadoma, #Osaka Pref.’s @yumetomo_kadoma invites those w/ dementia to fold paper cranes, farm, etc. - fostering a sense of purpose, a longer healthy life expectancy, and a more inclusive society. yumetomokadoma.com/ #GlobalGoals
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🆕 official e-zine articles! 💠A university’s president & an AI startup’s CEO discuss the role of world-class research universities in innovation & more 💠Autumn can be sensed via Himeji Castle’s colors & BBQ oyster’s savor 💠What did PM Kishida reveal at TICAD8🌍? ⬇️Read more:
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Do you know an innovative type of CO2-absorbing concrete is already available in Japan? This carbon-recycling tech♻ could lead to decarbonization in the near future. ⬇Discover the magical concrete in our e-zine:
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In August the world lost creative visionary, Issey Miyake. Miyake was more than just a fashion designer, blurring the lines between fashion, design, technology, performance, & more. Learn about Miyake's colorful legacy as we say farewell to a fashion icon: bit.ly/3cXh5uc
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It’s #Manekineko Day😺 Paw raised in greeting, this cat-shaped lucky charm welcomes business, customers, and happiness. Setagaya Ward, Tokyo's #Gotokuji temple is home to about 10,000 feline figures; nearby, a cat-themed streetcar🚎 lends the area cheer. gotokuji.jp/en/
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#WasteToEnergy power generation is gaining attention as an approach toward net zero. How can garbage actually power society & benefit the Earth🌏? 👇Discover one Japanese company’s environmental efforts in Viet Nam🇻🇳 in #KIZUNA: japan.go.jp/kizuna/2022/08/b… #ClimateChange #CleanEnergy
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Famous for its #fruit, #YamanashiPrefecture is #Japan’s leader in terms of grape-production. The locally grown #ShineMuscat is a young variety now making waves worldwide due to its quality, taste, and size. Read more about this sweet #TasteofJapan here: tasteofjapan.maff.go.jp/en/f…
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It’s the #InternationalDayofSignLanguages! ONAKA Tomoya, a native sign language user who can hear, was born to hearing-impaired parents—his @SilentVoice_pr runs nonverbal communication workshops, courses for hearing-impaired kids and more. silentvoice.co.jp/ #LandOfDiversity
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The time has finally come to make those Japan travel dreams a reality as Japan is reinstating pre-COVID-19 exemptions for short-term visitors to enter the country without a visa from Oct. 11th, including individual tourists and group travelers! #VisitJapan
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Registered as #UNESCO #WorldHeritage, the Gusuku Sites & Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu are nine historic sites in #Okinawa. The characteristic “gusuku” castles symbolize #Ryukyu culture and provide a glimpse into life in the former kingdom. whc.unesco.org/en/list/972/
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#WAW_2022 The GoJ will host the World Assembly for Women (WAW!) on December 3, 2022. The dedicated website of WAW!2022 is now available online. More information will be announced in coming days. mofa.go.jp/fp/hr_ha/page22e_… #genderequality #womenempowerment #SDG5
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Thrill at the spectacle and display of skill that is Japan's #Yabusame horseback archery.
#Yabusame/#流鏑馬🏹 is a ceremony where archers in the outfit of #Japanese medieval warriors shoot at targets as they race by on horseback🐎 The most famous event takes place on September 16 every year at Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine in #Kamakura⛩️ 📖web-japan.org/kidsweb/virtua…
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A project run by @euglena_jp is increasing farmer incomes & nutrition in #Bangladesh. Japanese cultivation techniques yield high-quality #MungBeans that are bought at a premium, with half sent to Japan and half sold locally at close to cost. euglena.jp/en/ #GlobalGoals
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🟠🟣 New GBV Animation 🟣🟠 Gender-based Violence (#GBV) is not only a serious human rights violation, but also causes a significant social & economic cost all over the world. Check the new animation video of Mina who experiences many forms of GBV. ▶piped.kavin.rock/watch?v=hcnfyiJo…
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Brighten your day with a peek at one of Japan's major summertime fireworks festivals.
The Nagaoka Fireworks Festival is one of Japan’s top three fireworks festivals, taking place annually on August 2nd and 3rd. After three years, it finally returns this August! 🎇 📸CREDIT: _mako_photography proxyVideos/_mako_photogra… #VisitJapan #Fireworks
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Obuse, #Nagano Pref.’s @egaonowa created a unique amusement park focused on agriculture & #DisasterPrevention. Beginners learn to drive excavators, etc.—the park has also certified 1000 heavy equipment operators. egaonowa.net/ #DisasterPreparednessMonth #InnovationJapan
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Tsukimi, moon-viewing, is a Japanese festival honoring the autumn moon. People display Japanese pampas grass and eat dumplings called Tsukimi dango. #ndldigital dl.ndl.go.jp/info:ndljp/pid/…
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It's #RespectForTheAgedDay in Japan, where research & technology enable active senior lives. See how #robots, #VRTech, and dementia cafes, etc., benefit Japan’s elderly, their families and their communities in living life to the fullest: piped.kavin.rock/watch?v=OR9CtRbz… #InnovationJapan
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TANABE Chikuunsai is a 4th-generation bamboo craftsman and modern artist who upholds tradition while creating a new art form in vast, otherworldly bamboo installations. What drives him to the challenge? See our 2nd "Artists who #ReNewJapan" video: chikuunsai.com/
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Seto Inland Sea-bordering #Okayama Pref. is known for oysters, whose empty shells were once discarded—now JA Group Okayama’s initiative harnesses them as #SustainableResources incl. livestock feed and soil amendments. satoumi.jp/ #GlobalGoals #RegionalRevitalization
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