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Japan Now

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: Vol. 14 No. 15 (December 21, 2018). 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.

Outside Publications

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.