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Japan Now is the official email newsletter of the Embassy of Japan. It features current topics in Japanese politics, economy and society, as well as Japan-related information from around the U.S.
Japan Now was a print newsletter until the summer of 2005, but is now published as email newsletter. You can sign up to receive these newsletters, as well as updates on upcoming events, above.
Please click here to read the latest issue of Japan Now: September 20, 2019. For previous issues, please check our Back Issues section, which features the table of contents for print issues dating back to 2000, as well as most online editions.
During COVID-19, the JICC is producing various limited newsletters. One features online events and activities related to Japan, another is a film retrospective, featuring films previously shown at the JICC that can be streamed online and others will be individual newsletters covering topics of interest such as sake.
The JICC is fortunate enough to be able to offer a variety of free Japan-related publications, in both digital and print mediums. Although we are unable to mail these publications out, they are available at the JICC. If you are looking to request free materials for any Japan-related inquiries, please check our Brochures section.
Other than Japan Now, we have several publications available for pick up at the JICC, including Niponica, Washington DC's Sakura Newspaper, the Japan Times, and more.
Niponica is published quarterly and introduces modern Japan through insightful articles and stunning photographs. It covers a wide range of topics in Japanese culture, travel, history, art, nature and daily life, and is a great resource for teachers looking to introduce Japan to students.
The most current Niponica issue available at the JICC is 2018 No.24 "Japanese Festivals Throughout the Year". We also have several back issues available upon request.