Ms. Michaëlle Jean—Bonjour au Japon
Message from Ms. Michaëlle Jean, the 3rd Secretary-General of the International Organization of La Francophonie.
Council for the Promotion of La Francophonie in Japan
Over the past five years, the Council for the promotion of La Francophonie in Japan has made great efforts to reinforce the value of speaking French and promote the cultural diversity of La Francophonie in Japan.
Full steam ahead!—One question to the chairman of the Lobby Committee
Why learning French may be a rewarding experience for Japanese
The second round of the French Language World Forum, held in Liège from July 20-23 July 2015, will be remembered as a successful experience by members of the Japanese delegation attending the event.
How to Explain Japan to the world
Mr. Masakazu Nagata, Deputy Director, Global Communications Office in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Being the initiator of “Pour nos Tomodachi”, the French version of“ For our tomodachi” a governmental magazine, he strongly contributed to the promotion of La Francophonie among the PMO. Japan and the World attended the French Language World Forum 2015 in Liège with Mr. Nagata and interviewed him upon his return to Tokyo.
Quebec—Innovative and Pragmatic
Interview with Ms. Claire Deronzier, Delegate General, Québec Representation Office in Tokyo.
Mali—On the road for economic development
Globalization and the francophone World
Mr. Olivier Gallo shares his views with the journal JAPAN and the WORLD on the emergence of a francophone economic space, the interest of Japan for la Francophonie and why the future of Africa matters for the French language.
Madagascar—The Great Island
United Nations Security Council—The Ten Lessons Learned
The survival of French language in Vietnam
Francophones around the world celebrate the International Francophone Day on March 20. This day is the focal point of a two-week celebration, the National Francophone Week. This year’s celebration took place in Vietnam.
Switzerland—One nation, four languages
Traditions, culture, politics and language. These are the four defining elements of a nation’s identity: one common language shared by the people, giving them a sense of belonging. Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Lingua Franca—The future of the Japanese language