Trade and Investment from Japan

Accelerating economic globalization continues to expand and deepen Japan’s trade and investment relations with countries in North America, Asia and Europe. Trade, which underpinned Japan’s economic prosperity in the second half of the 20th century, was made possible by advances in multilateral trade liberalization, progress largely due to the work of the General Agreement on …

Traditional Japanese Houses

A traditional Japanese house (minka) in modern Japan is represented by only a few museums. However, these buildings, although in fact a thing of the past, are an integral part of the architecture and culture of this country.   History: Traditional houses are simple one- or two-storey frame buildings made of wood, paper, straw, clay, …