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Word of the Day

folded paper art

Pronounced: origami
The word "origami" literally means folded (折) paper (紙) and is a way to transform flat paper into elaborate sculptures. Origami is well known throughout the world and often uses only one piece of paper with no cutting or adhesives to achieve a final form through folding only.

  • Womenomics

    “Womenomics” is a term adopted by Prime Minister Abe to describe a group of initiatives under the “Abenomics” umbrella concerning equalizing roles in the Japanese workforce.

  • Abenomics

    “Abenomics” is the informal name used for a set of economic policies introduced by Prime Minister Abe to alleviate two decades of economic stagnation.

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed regional trade agreement currently being negotiated between 12 countries, and is considered to be one of the most ambitious free trade deals ever attempted.

  • Collective Self-Defense

    Japan recently reinterpreted the right of Collective Self Defense as outlined by the United Nations, which refers to the right of members of the United Nations to defend other members of the United Nations.

  • Japan's Demographic Future

    Japan has low birth rates, long life expectancies and a population in overall decline. This combination presents major challenges to the country economically, politically and socially.