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Running for Pleasure

Running for Pleasure (PDF)

JQR No.19 (2013 Apr)

For anyone who wants to try for the first time, or give their running a boost: Now is the time to get out in the warm spring weather and have a go!


Keeping the City Clean

Keeping the City Clean (PDF)

JQR No.18 (2013 Jan)

It can be easy to forget when you live here, but despite how many people live and work in Japan, cities are kept remarkably clean.
This applies not only to ther oads or the train stations, but across all forms of public transportation, including trains, buses, and taxis.
It takes quite a lot of people to keep our cities beautiful.
In this feature, we visit those cleaners at work.


Gifts Made in Japan – For that Special Someone, on a Special Day

Gifts Made in Japan – For that Special Someone, on a Special Day (PDF)

JQR No.17 (2012 Dec)

On the heels of Christmas comes the New Year–
December is an exciting time for everyone.
Here we offer a collection of carefully selected, made-in-Japan gifts, sure to please the giver, and delight the recipient.


Traveling Kyoto like natives – 京都 Experiencing Machiya

Traveling Kyoto like natives – 京都 Experiencing Machiya (PDF)

JQR No.16 (2012 Oct)

Kyoto has a history spanning 1200 years.
Since time immemorial, it has nurtured a mesmerizing breadth and depth of tradition and culture.
To touch upon the heart and soul of Kyoto, it is best to immerse yourself in the traditional lifestyle.
We suggest a leisurely stay in a machiya townhouse, the dwellings built many years ago for the common townspeople, in order to explore and appreciate the hidden charm of the city.
It will unlock the door to a realm of travel.


Good Food Starts with Tasty Ingredients – In Search of Fresh Vegetables

Good Food Starts with Tasty Ingredients – In Search of Fresh Vegetables (PDF)

JQR No.14 (2012 Jul)

Vegetables tend to be thought of as a complement rather than the main dish, vegetables but a really good vegetable packed with an intense concentration of flavor is something that should be savored for itself.
Recent trends in food safety awareness have stimulated demand for safe, locally grown produce.
Combine this with the application of advanced technology to agriculture and it all adds up to the start of new food adventures with vegetables.


Gasoline or Electricity? That is the Question – The Electric Car Evolves

Gasoline or Electricity? That is the Question – The Electric Car Evolves (PDF)

JQR No.13 (2012 Jun)

By the year 2020, 1.5 billion cars will be on the road around the globe.
That’ s a projected increase of 160% over current levels.
Gasoline depletion and CO2 emissions are major concerns.
Necessity compels us to rethink our modes of transportation over the next decade.
One powerful contender for the future is electric cars.
Can the introduction and spread of electric cars really take off?
And what are they like to use?
We bring you this report on the current state of electric cars, and their future.


Japanese Snacks are Amazing!

Japanese Snacks are Amazing! (PDF)

JQR No.01 (2011 May)

Delicious, fun and safe, the variety of Japanese snacks and sweets is amazing.
The casual sweets children love are exquisite, from their packaging to their texture.
Everyone eats them without thinking, but these sweets and snacks feature the creativity and attention to detail for which the Japanese are