Riding High

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A parade float is pulled down a crowded street in Narita, Japan on Sunday. The Narita Gion Festival has been celebrated for about 300 years.
Photo: Allison Pestotnik

US-Japan Panel Improving Cultural Relations

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) The United States-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange, known as CULCON, issued a joint statement after convening for a biannual plenary session in Washington, D.C. on June 4-5. The statement emphasizes what areas the panel sees as most important for strengthening U.S.-Japan cultural understanding.

CULCON, established in 1961 during the Kennedy presidency, currently consists of four task forces focused on the areas of educational exchange, Japanese...

High School Student Thinking Big About Japan’s Future

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Takuma Hosomi

Speech Shows Youth’s Creativity in Facing Depopulation and the Environment

Tokyo ? (PanOrient) High school student Takuma Hosomi has some ideas for what he calls Japan’s “un-development,” or how the country should handle depopulated areas. Takuma, who spoke at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club on June 9, believes Japan should offer abandoned land to agribusiness and give emptied homes to global refugees. His speech was part of the EF Challenge, an international speech contest put o...