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The Importance of Cultural Exchange Between Japan and China

On March 15, 2012, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China, a workshop on public diplomacy was held at the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. Leading the discussions were Ogoura Kazuo, former president of the Japan Foundation, and Zhao Qizheng, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conferences. In the first of a three-part series, we present a summary of the dialogue at the workshop.

Leading the World in Humanoid Robotics

Robot technology in Japan is among the most advanced in the world. In particular, Japan is the global leader in the development of humanoid robotics. Waseda University Professor Takanishi Atsuo tells us about the progress being made in this field and the possibilities for the future.

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