Nippon.com is a multilingual website that seeks to share information on Japan with a global audience. Produced by the Nippon Communications Foundation with a grant from the Nippon Foundation, the site mainly presents material originally written in Japanese in English, Chinese (both simplified and traditional characters), French, Spanish, and Arabic. The Japanese texts are also provided in full for site users who can read the language.
The project is driven by the same spirit that inspired the journal Japan Echo, published by Japan Echo Inc. for more than 36 years to introduce informed Japanese opinion to the world. Through Nippon.com, the Nippon Communications Foundation hopes to provide similar content to readers seeking insightful views on the nation’s politics, economy, and society, as well as lighter looks at culture, food, and art that will appeal to a broad audience worldwide and paint a fuller picture of Japan.
Our editorial board, consisting of prominent intellectuals and journalists, meets each month to discuss and decide the website’s editorial policy, content to be presented, and writers to showcase. The foundation’s editorial staff assists the editorial board in these tasks.
|Senior editor||Yachi Shōtarō, professor, Waseda University; former vice-minister for foreign affairs|
|Editor-in-chief||Shiraishi Takashi, president, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies|
|Deputy editor||Miya Kazuho, professor, Kyōto Seika University; former editor-in-chief of Chūō Kōron|
|Editorial Committee||Hosoya Yuichi, professor, Keiō University|
|Kawashima Shin, associate professor, University of Tokyo|
|Mamiya Jun, senior magazines/books editor, Chūō Kōron Shinsha; former editor-in-chief of Chūō Kōron|
|Takenaka Harukata, professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies|
|Taniguchi Tomohiko, special guest professor, Keiō University; former Foreign Ministry deputy press secretary; former editor of Nikkei Business|
Nippon Communications Foundation
Nippon Press Center Bldg. 2F
2-2-1 Uchisaiwaichō, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-0011 JAPAN