About Japan Up Close

Japan Up Close is a platform published in English that allows professionals in their fields both in and out of Japan to shine a light on many different "About Japan Up Close" directly to people all across the world. Just as there are 100 different "Japans" to 100 different people, we will bring to you contents from a wide range of genres in many different forms through this platform. We hope that all people will use their experiences with this platform to find their own personal Japan, and can feel even closer to the culture and people that constitute the country we call Japan.

This site is financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and is managed and operated in collaboration with many individuals and organizations. The information provided on this site reflects the opinions of the individuals, organizations, etc., that have provided said information, and are not officially approved or endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan or the Government of Japan.