New articles for the April issue of “KIZUNA”, the official electronic magazine of the Japanese government

TOKYO, April 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Japanese government publishes new articles every month in an official electronic magazine, “KIZUNA”. Four new articles, published on April 19are described below.



– Take a big leap forward in magnet innovation
From electronic devices to electric vehicles and wind turbines, neodymium magnets have improved the performance of a wide range of products. The inventor and developer of the magnet, which won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, talks about the driving forces behind this breakthrough and the potential for innovation to come.

– The day when the artificial shooting stars will shine in the sky
The startup ALE, which pursues the original idea of ​​releasing artificial shooting stars into the night sky for the first time in the world, also aims for sustainable space development, using its unique technologies to solve problems such as space debris.

– Go together, go far: a great space avatar dream realized by open innovation
A key part of the Japanese government’s growth strategy, fostering collaboration between the public, private and academic sectors, is the space avatar project that a startup, a research institute and a local government have teamed up to produce.

– Generate New Value in Africaa captivating land
A Japanese woman, who runs a Japanese restaurant and supports organic farming in Uganda, aims to contribute to the development of Africa through business. Its source of energy is the positive attitude of Africans who see hope for the future.

About “KIZUNA”

Kizuna signifies the lasting bonds between people – close relationships forged through mutual trust and support. The kizuna cultivated between the countries of the world has the power to deepen cooperation for a better future. By reporting on a wide variety of topics concerning Japan“KIZUNA” hopes that this publication will provide opportunities for Japan and the rest of the world to connect and build a strong kizuna.

SOURCE Cabinet Public Affairs Office, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan