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水曜日, 8月 11th, 2010

What is the Japanese taste that satisfies even foreigners? “Survey on foreign visitors in Japan 2009”

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What is the Japanese taste that satisfies even foreigners? “Survey on foreign visitors in Japan 2009”

What is the Japanese taste that satisfies even foreigners? “Survey on foreign visitors in Japan 2009”
According to a 2009 survey targeting foreigners visiting Japan which was carried out by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), their “greatest expectation” out of Japan during their stay was primarily the “meals.” This was the first time food ranked [...]

月曜日, 7月 12th, 2010

“Cool Japan” – Idols, movies, actors

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“Cool Japan” – Idols, movies, actors

As a continuation of the previous “cool Japan,” this time I’d like to introduce what idols, movies, and actors Japanese consider being “cool Japan.”
The idol group, “Arashi” placed first, with 53.8% of people thinking they should be “cool Japan.” Arashi had 76.8% with girls in their teens, 68.8% with women in their 20’s, 59.2% with [...]

火曜日, 7月 6th, 2010

Organic markets in Japan

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Organic markets in Japan

Japan’s Organic Markets
Ever since the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) organic certification system was established in 2001, interest in organic products has risen greatly, but even five years later, 2006, the total percentage of organic farming was only 0.18% of all farming.
For that reason, in recent years the recognition of Japanese organic products has started [...]

金曜日, 7月 2nd, 2010

Cool Japan – Studio Ghibli

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Cool Japan – Studio Ghibli

The reason why Japanese people strongly support Studio Ghibli works as being “cool Japan.”
Tokyo Polytechnic University found that in a recent study, out of all movies that they would like to introduce to the rest of the world, every generation picked Studio Ghibli films as number one. Seventy-six percent of Japanese people supported Studio Ghibli.

金曜日, 6月 11th, 2010

Japanese thoughts of “cool Japan”

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Japanese thoughts of “cool Japan”

Anime, manga (comic books), fashion and other aspects of Japanese culture have been receiving worldwide attention, called “cool Japan.” A survey was carried out by the Tokyo Polytechnic University in which the main question was, “What area of Japanese culture would you like to introduce to the rest of the world?” The survey was completed [...]