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Explore and Discover New Fields: Japanese Government’s Official E-magazine, “KIZUNA”


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.

About “KIZUNA”
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

Source: Cabinet Public Affairs Office, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan