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Young People Should Open Their Hearts and Learn About Other Cultures

Brunei is a small yet affluent country where residents receive free medical care and education, and pay no income tax, thanks to its natural gas and oil. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary His Excellency Mr. Haji Shahbudin Haji Musa about topics including general information about Brunei (a country with four districts, one […]

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Oral Care is Essential for a Long, Healthy Life

Ryutaro Kobayashi is a professor of dental surgery at Nippon Dental University, the world’s largest dental university. Established 114 years ago, it was the first dental school in Japan. Kobayashi is working to promote oral care based on the fact that mouth health affects other parts of the body. Toshio Motoya spoke with Kobayashi about […]

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Working to Share Japan’s Superb Beauty With the World

Yumi Katsura, Japan’s first bridal fashion designer, has done business in Japan and across the globe for the past 55 years. Recently, she is also focusing on projects such as Lover’s Sanctuary, Local Wedding, and Anniversary Wedding. Toshio Motoya spoke with Katsura about important efforts to share the splendor of marriage as a way to […]

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The Purpose of Learning English is to Express One’s Views to the World

Hiromichi Moteki was awarded the 2nd APA Japan Restoration Grand Prize for his book Japan’s Master Plan for Victory: What Could Have Been. Moteki is acting chairman of the Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact, which he founded with Hideaki Kase, and is working to promote correct Japanese history and ways of thinking in […]

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Building a Company That Inspires Dreams and Pride in its Workers

Masaru Tange is president and CEO of SHIFT Inc., which does business in the software testing market that is worth five trillion yen. With major systems integrators as clients, SHIFT is growing rapidly and increasing its sales by 150% thanks to its great expertise in this field. Toshio Motoya spoke with Tange, who is also […]

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Wage a Guerilla War for the Sake of the Truth Against Academism and the Media

Literary critic Eitaro Ogawa won the Special Prize in the 1st APA Japan Restoration Grand Prize last year, and was awarded the Prize for Excellence in the Adult Division of this year’s 12th Annual “True Interpretations of Modern History” Essay Contest. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ogawa, who has made numerous recommendations to Japanese people in […]

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Young People Hold the Key to Solving Global Challenges

The year 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ecuador, and today the Republic of Ecuador is working to further enhance its ties with Japan, focused on the economy. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H.E. Mr. Jaime Barberis about things to see in Ecuador – […]

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We Must Protect Hong Kong to Safeguard Japan’s Future

Member of the House of Representatives Katsuyuki Kawai has served in several diplomacy-focused positions since his first successful political campaign in 1996, and today he supports Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) special advisor to the president for foreign affairs. His personal network includes members of the United States Congress and think-tanks […]

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Will do Even Greater Things on the Global Stage

Member of the House of Councillors Masamune Wada was working as a news presenter at the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) Sendai Broadcasting Station when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck. Angry that the government was not sufficiently helping people in the disaster-struck areas, he decided to get involved in national politics. Toshio Motoya spoke with […]

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