The latest issue of the Government of Japan’s official e-magazine, “KIZUNA,” features an author who won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, a midwife working to upgrade the quality of childbirth care in Tanzania, a young violinist tackling social issues, and Japan’s scenic winter landscapes.
– Finding Your Magic: A World-Renowned Author Reveals Her Secret
KADONO Eiko, the author of “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, shares her philosophy.
– Midwifery Education Offers a Positive Childbirth Experience in Tanzania
A midwifery expert has been working to propagate the Japanese way of respectful childbirth care.
– Embracing Music as an Indispensable Tool for Social Change
Graduating from Harvard College and The Juilliard School, a Japanese violinist uses her rare qualities to tackle social issues.
– Winter–A Chance to Discover a Never-Before-Seen Japan
Winter in Japan offers the breathtaking beauty of Kinkaku-ji (golden pavilion) in Kyoto, the intensity of the Namahage (ogre) New Year ritual, and the fun of touring around Lemon Island in Hiroshima.
Kizuna means the enduring bonds between people — close relationships forged through mutual trust and support. The kizuna cultivated among countries of the world have the power to deepen cooperation for a better future. By reporting on a wide variety of topics concerning Japan, “KIZUNA” hopes that this publication will provide opportunities for Japan and the rest of the world to connect and build strong kizuna.
Source: Cabinet Public Affairs Office, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan