Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe /在ジンバブエ日本国大使館

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Today is Respect for the Aged day in Japan (敬老の日), a national holiday to honour elderly citizens. On this holiday, peopl...
21/09/2020

Today is Respect for the Aged day in Japan (敬老の日), a national holiday to honour elderly citizens.
On this holiday, people return home to visit and pay respect to their elderly parents or grandparents. Some people volunteer in neighborhoods by making and distributing free lunch boxes to older citizens. And schools organise performances especially for the elderly and perform them at retirement or nursing homes. There are also special television programs on Japanese television on this day.

Making water pure again. Japanese technology removes toxic substances from groundwater without chemicals, lowering treat...
18/09/2020
Japan BrandVoice: Japan’s Cutting-Edge Technology Is Keeping A Vital Lifeline Flowing Worldwide

Making water pure again. Japanese technology removes toxic substances from groundwater without chemicals, lowering treatment costs. It also turns ocean water into drinking water with less energy and less expense. And it effectively treats household wastewater. For many companies in Japan, their driving inspiration comes from the desire to develop high quality technologies that make a positive influence on the world.

Worldwide demand for fresh water shows no sign of slowing down, and it is estimated that within 10 years there will be a 40% shortage of fresh water.

17/09/2020
東北のまつりと文化・観光の魅力

Experience the seasons, festivals and rich culture of the Tohoku region in this powerful video.

東北を代表する6つの祭り(「青森ねぶた祭」「秋田竿燈まつり」「盛岡さんさ踊り」「山形花笠まつり」「仙台七夕まつり」「福島わらじまつり」)と、歴史・文化、絶景や食など東北の持つ多彩な魅力をご紹介していま.....

16/09/2020
Japan and Ghana team up to fight disease in West Africa

In Ghana, the Japan-built Noguchi Institute is helping the West African region to fight infectious diseases including COVID-19.
It conducts research, testing and diagnosis so that disease outbreaks are detected early and nations are better prepared.
It also provides capacity building of Ghanaian researchers in the Japanese management method called 5S-Kaizen, so that all procedures are done in the most efficient manner.
The Institute is named after the prominent Japanese bacteriologist, Hideyo Noguchi, who devotedly conducted research into tropical diseases in Africa and South America.

The Ghana-based Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, established more than four decades ago, is yet again stepping up its efforts to fight disease in West Africa as part of its international collaborative research programme. #GlobalJapan

Web Japan
15/09/2020

Web Japan

The sunrise at #FlowerParkUrashima in #Kagawa Pref.
Depending on a season, different flowers will be in full bloom. Here is a white carpet of #margaret as far as you can see.
#AfterCorona #VirtualTripToJapan #BucketList #DreamNowTravelLater

Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe /在ジンバブエ日本国大使館's cover photo
14/09/2020

Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe /在ジンバブエ日本国大使館's cover photo

13/09/2020
Japan - The Government of Japan

A young mother moved from Tokyo to a small village in Tohoku after the Great East Japan Earthquake and helps to revitalize the community with traditional indigo dyeing.

#MeetTheChangemakers: NAKAMURA Miku moved from Tokyo to a small village in #Tohoku after 311 and revived the community with traditional #IndigoDye. Explore how female #entrepreneurship can catalyze changes and make a difference.

#GlobalGoals #GA75 #DecadeOfAction

外務省
11/09/2020

外務省

【ODAメールマガジン 第427号配信】

https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/gaiko/oda/mail/bn_427.html

アフリカ南部のジンバブエは、国の経済が不安定であることから、医療体制が整っていない地方が少なくありません。地域住民約7万人のほか、近隣国からの移民や出稼ぎ労働者の医療を担っているチコンベジ・ミッション病院でも、毎年およそ400名の患者がレントゲン撮影を必要としているにもかかわらず、数年前にレントゲン機材が故障したままで、必要な医療が受けられない患者が多く存在していました。

そこで日本は、ODAを通じて最新の日本製デジタル式レントゲン機材の整備を実施。この結果、多くの患者が必要な検査を受けることができるようになり、さらに質の良い画像によって医師の正確な診断が可能になりました。画像データの管理も楽になり、医療コストの削減も実現。日本はこれからもジンバブエの医療体制の向上を支援していきます。
(写真提供:特別非営利団体ソリダールメド・ジンバブエ)

11/09/2020
NHK WORLD-JAPAN

The village of Shirakawa-go, Gifu Prefecture, has old farmhouses built in the traditional style called gasshō-zukuri. These houses have distinctive steeply slanting roofs which resemble hands joined in prayer ( this is what the word "gasshō" signifies). The snowfall in this area is some of Japan's heaviest, and they are designed to easily shed snow from the roofs. Hence these houses are ideally suited to the natural conditions of the area.

Born of necessity in a harsh environment, the thatched-roof homes of Shirakawa-go are still inhabited to this day. Let’s pay them a visit.

"Have A Nice Stay!" (Shirakawa-go, Gifu)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2079012/?cid=wohk-fb-org_vod_dig_24_dps-202009-001

10/09/2020
NHK WORLD-JAPAN

Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto can be sweltering in the summer. This is why the old houses there have two small gardens, called "tsuboniwa". As well as providing the refreshment of nature, they help to cool the houses.

Most have heard of Japan's ancient capital Kyoto. But did you know that it has truly sweltering summers? The people there have come up with a very Kyoto way to beat the heat.

"CORE KYOTO” (Tsubo-niwa: Life Enhanced by Quintessential Spaces)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2029065/?cid=wohk-fb-org_vod_dig_26_dps-202009-001

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan was known for its common practice of wearing masks 😷. How did this practice est...
09/09/2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan was known for its common practice of wearing masks 😷. How did this practice establish itself among the Japanese people, and how has the face mask evolved over the country's long history?

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, #Japan was known for its common practice of wearing #masks. How did this practice establish itself among the Japanese people, and how has the face mask evolved over the country's long history? Let's take a look at the history of and the history of masks and background behind this practice in Japan, along with the newest mask trends.

English【https://web-japan.org/trends/11_culture/pop202008_mask-culture.html】
中文【https://web-japan.org/trends/cn/culture/pop202008_mask-culture_cn.html
Français【https://web-japan.org/trends/fr/culture/pop202008_mask-culture_fr.html
العربية【https://web-japan.org/trends/ar/culture/pop202008_mask-culture_ar.html
Español【https://web-japan.org/trends/es/culture/pop202008_mask-culture_es.html

#WebJapan #MofaJapan #Mask #FaceMask #JapaneseCulture #Fashion #NishijinOri #OshimaTsumugi

08/09/2020
NHK WORLD-JAPAN

In Japan's old capital of Kyoto, the creation of sumptuous silk kimono required the skills of specialist artisans, such as dyers. See how the dyer uses stencils to create a unique design for each kimono.

In the old capital of Kyoto, the kimono developed alongside traditional culture while also creating various cottage industries; one of which we’ll look at. The art of dyeing.

”CORE KYOTO Mini” (Kata-Yuzen: The Stenciled Beauty of Dyeing)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/6024011/?cid=wohk-fb-org_vod_dig_13_dps-202009-001

(Originally posted on July 15, 2020)

"Forest bathing" or "shinrin-yoku" is a term that emerged in Japan, simply meaning spending time in a forest, and can he...
07/09/2020

"Forest bathing" or "shinrin-yoku" is a term that emerged in Japan, simply meaning spending time in a forest, and can help both adults and children relax, de-stress and boost health and wellbeing in a natural way. Have you tried forest bathing ? 🌳🌳🌳

Have you ever tried forest bathing?
Japan's national parks are some of the best places to try this Japanese meditative practice.

Plan your next trip to a national park and rejuvenate your mind and body: https://bddy.me/3b0RRWi

Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park (足摺宇和海国立公園), Shikoku
04/09/2020

Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park (足摺宇和海国立公園), Shikoku

Want to hear a secret? The seascapes of Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park (https://www.japan.travel/national-parks/parks/ashizuri-uwakai/explore/) are just begging to be explored by snorkelers and divers! One highlight is the small island of Kashiwajima—only 4 km in circumference, it is nonetheless home to great biodiversity. The surrounding waters of the Uwakai Sea offer incredible clarity, thanks in part to powerful Kuroshio tidal current, and shine an almost emerald green in the sunshine.

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Prefecture
03/09/2020

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Prefecture

In Japan, September 1 is Disaster Prevention Day. A lot of earthquake, fire and tsunami drills are held nationwide, so t...
02/09/2020

In Japan, September 1 is Disaster Prevention Day. A lot of earthquake, fire and tsunami drills are held nationwide, so that everyone is prepared in case of a natural disaster.

Today is National #DisasterPrevention Day!! Marking the anniversary of the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake, #disasterdrills and various government and community-led activities are being held nationwide to improve public awareness and #disasterpreparedness. From disaster heritages to community facilities, find more about Japan's diverse efforts here: https://lnky.jp/2hQYcpZ #ResilientJapan

Japan has a lot of different train lines with different types of train. Please enjoy these photos of trains and rural sc...
01/09/2020

Japan has a lot of different train lines with different types of train. Please enjoy these photos of trains and rural scenery.

[Agriculture-Railway Scenery in Kanto Region]
August 19 is WORLD PHOTO DAY! So we would like to share some inspiring prize-winning #photographs in a #photo contest organized for tourists to enjoy the collaboration between agriculture and railways.
The Kanto region encompassing the #Tokyo metropolis and the surrounding areas is in fact a vast agricultural area. If you go out to the suburbs by train, you can see agricultural scenery specific to that area.

If you are traveling to Japan after COVID-19 comes to the end, why not take a train to look for scenery that can only be enjoyed at that moment?
#WorldPhotoDay

31/08/2020
NHK WORLD-JAPAN

Kojima Fujio has made an app that tracks how much rubbish you pick up, and other users can compliment your efforts. He also volunteers at schools and talks to the children about the problem of plastic pollution. And he has made a gadget that cleans up small plastic particles from water bodies.

An eco-entrepreneur uses technology and social media to tackle waste.

Watch more videos here:
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/?cid=wohk-fb-org_site_GENDAI-202008-002

30/08/2020
Japan - The Government of Japan

Japan is taking the lead in the development of hydrogen as a safe and green fuel, in order to fight against climate change.

Have you ever seen some of our articles on #hydrogen energy? Here's the video that shows the latest development, crystalizing what Japan aspires for.

#GlobalGoals #GA75 #DecadeOfAction #ClimateAction #renewableenergy

(Further reading)
Fukushima Energy Research Field: https://lnky.jp/eOOxYv1
Shinakoi Hydrogen Firm: https://lnky.jp/RExNUBn
Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development: https://lnky.jp/u8msQwo
SPERA Hydrogen: https://lnky.jp/RL1yzAr
World's first Hydrogen-powered hotel: https://lnky.jp/VPeTRR3

Of course video games are popular in Japan, and they have evolved over time. A new type of role-playing game playing gam...
28/08/2020

Of course video games are popular in Japan, and they have evolved over time. A new type of role-playing game playing game requires you to move your whole body while you play, so you get free exercise!

Do you get the impression that #videogames are things that you play while sitting down?
As a matter of fact, #games that you enjoy by moving your body are hugely popular in #Japan, such as an RPG where you work out while adventuring as well as a drumming rhythm game. The reason for this popularity is that these games let you move your body easily and relieve stress whether you are alone or with family, and you can even play them on days when you cannot go outside. Video Games from Japan continually offer new forms of play for fans that love them around the world.

Find out more about #JapaneseGames
https://web-japan.org/kidsweb/cool/20/202008_videogame_en.html 

*Also available in Chinese, French, Arabic, Spanish and Japanese.
(#WebJapan https://web-japan.org > #KidsWebJapan > What’s Cool > *click “Languages” button on the top and change languages)

#WebJapan #MofaJapan #KidsWebJapan

Green tourism is becoming popular in Japan, allowing people to stay close to nature, such as staying at a farm and exper...
27/08/2020

Green tourism is becoming popular in Japan, allowing people to stay close to nature, such as staying at a farm and experiencing farm life, while enjoying the beauty and peacefulness of rural areas.
Would you like to stay at a farm and enjoy home cooking using local ingredients?

#MeetTheChangemakers: In Tsuruoka City, Yamagata, a #UNESCO creative city of #gastronomy, CHONAN Mitsu is one of the pioneers who has run a farmers' restaurant and inn since the 1990s. At Chikeiken, in her old refurbished farmhouse, she offers Japanese home cooking with local ingredients fresh from her farm. Authentic culinary experience and agricultural life attract tourists worldwide, highlighting farmers' inns and restaurants in Japan as key to #RuralDevelopment: https://lnky.jp/l6OHu1h
 
#RegionalRevitalization

“Goshiki-numa” (五色沼), or Five Color Lakes, Fukushima Prefecture
26/08/2020

“Goshiki-numa” (五色沼), or Five Color Lakes, Fukushima Prefecture

“Goshiki-numa”, or Five Color Lakes, is one of Fukushima Prefecture’s most popular tourism destinations. Named for its brilliantly colored water, each lake has a different hue which can change depending on mineral content, weather, and light. The colors of each lake tend to fluctuate throughout the year so a second trip is highly recommended.
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#Japan #VisitJapan #naturephotography #nature #outdoor

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Follow @VisitJapan.US for your daily dose of Japan!

Iriomote Island, Okinawa Prefecture
25/08/2020

Iriomote Island, Okinawa Prefecture

#IriomoteIsland (#IriomoteJima) – the Second Largest Island in #Okinawa Pref.
The subtropical climate of Iriomote-jima supports a coastal fringe of mangroves with inland broad-leaved forests. It also supports a number of species of indigenous animals, such as the #IriomoteCat, only found here and nowhere else. Accordingly, not only does the island contain the Iriomote National Park but, in recognition of the need to conserve its unique ecology, it is also designated as Japan’s Nature Conservation Area.
Iriomote Island is a beautiful place to visit with beaches, mountains, rivers, and waterfalls. Visitors can enjoy various adventure activities, including hiking the trails, kayaking through the mangroves, taking a river cruise, scuba diving, snorkeling, and Suigyu (water buffalo) cart ride.

#WebJapan #MofaJapan #Japan #Travel #BucketList #AfterCOVID19

Flower fields in Furano, Hokkaido.
24/08/2020

Flower fields in Furano, Hokkaido.

In the summer, the town of Furano in Hokkaido is famous for its large lavender fields. Different varieties of lavender have been cultivated in Hokkaido for more than 50 years. Many other flowers are also grown in the area. 💐

Have you ever been to Furano?

📷: ©JNTO; ©Yasufumi Nishi/© JNTO; ©Farm Tomita/©JTA/ ©JNTO

21/08/2020
Great Big Story

Kamikatsu, Tokushima Prefecture, has worked hard to become a "zero waste" town. All household waste is separated into 45 different categories and sent to be recycled, so there is no rubbish dumped or burned.

The town of Kamikatsu, Japan, is known for something they don’t really have: trash. This village has worked tirelessly to create a system which essentially produces zero waste. https://greatbig.is/314y44X

Web Japan
20/08/2020

Web Japan

#Yukata is a traditional #Japanese #summer garment. It is a type of traditional #kimono, but more casual than conventional kimono. Yukata is popular among young women for dressing up to go out to special summer events such as #firework displays or #bonodori dance festivals. In recent years, yukata with #modern, #colorful, bold patterns has appeared, and many women enjoy coordinating yukata with obi (sash) and geta (wooden clogs), etc.

Find out more about #Yukata at #WebJapan: https://web-japan.org/trends/11_fashion/fas120820.html  

*Also available in Chinese, French, Arabic and Spanish.
(#WebJapan https://web-japan.org > #TrendsInJapan > #Fashion&Design > *click “Languages” button on the top and change languages)

#MofaJapan #JapaneseCulture

Tokushima City's Awa Odori is the most famous of many dance festivals held across Japan during the Obon season in mid Au...
19/08/2020
Tokushima Travel: Awa Odori

Tokushima City's Awa Odori is the most famous of many dance festivals held across Japan during the Obon season in mid August. Held between, August 12th and 15th, spectators and dancers come to Tokushima in the thousands to see this "Fool's Dance". This nickname comes from the lyrics to a common dance song, which translates as follows: "Fools dance and fools watch, if both are fools, you might as well dance".
The 2020 Awa Odori was cancelled to prevent the further spread of coronavirus, but we look forward to it next year!

The Awa Odori dance festival in Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture.

Japan - The Government of Japan
18/08/2020

Japan - The Government of Japan

Having witnessed the degradation of the marine environment over his 40 years in the ocean professional diver TAKEMOTO Masahiro is determined to promote #EthicalConsumption. He opened @ecostore.papalagi in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa, a coastal town near Shonan beach, where shoppers choose only what they need and often pay by weight. Organic, natural, fair-trade and plastic-free products help them to live an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Happy Monday! Narai-juku (奈良井宿), Nagano Prefecture
17/08/2020

Happy Monday!
Narai-juku (奈良井宿), Nagano Prefecture

Step back in time with a trip to Nagano Prefecture. Pictured is Narai-juku, one of the best-preserved post towns on Kiso's Nakasendo Trail. 🌲🌿

From soba noodle restaurants and sake shops to souvenir vendors and lacquer-ware artisans, there’s plenty to do and see in this town! Visit the Nakamura Residence to get a glimpse into how Narai merchants used to live, visit historic temples and shrines, or simply stroll down main street lined with two-storey wooden buildings that preserve Narai-juku’s old-town charm.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3idhsh3

📷 Great capture by @ag.lr.88 on Instagram. #Tradition

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