About NI & NI-Japan
The problems the world
faces in the 21st century are indeed immense. Yet accurate information about
these problems, their causes and people who are trying to create solutions,
is often difficult to come by in the mainstream media. Indeed, the depressing
headline news of poverty and environmental destruction in the mainstream media
will often make us feel powerless. NI magazine aims to empower by giving you
the facts, including the success stories of the groups and individuals who are
taking action worldwide.
In Japan it is sometimes especially hard to find accurate information about global issues, and alternative solutions to the world's problems, making NI even more valuable. NI Japan, the supplement for residents of Japan, gives you specific information about the situation in Japan, who to contact and what you can do.
|NI (New Internationalist)||
on issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust
relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor
nations; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary if the
basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met.
|Who produces NI?|
Magazine is produced by NI Publications which is an independent co-operative
based in Oxford, UK. This co-operative is completely independent, not
part of any media corporation. NI does not contain any advertising, so
it is also independent from big sponsors. It reports what you will never
read in the mainstream media.
The NI team of editors has an extensive network of writers and activists from all over the world, especially in the countries of the south. Each month NI presents the voices and actions of people from this network, giving readers a unique and accurate viewpoint of the world from the perspective of people who are working to change it for the better.
|Format of NI|
NI devotes each monthly issue to one main theme-for example:
NI is full color, with photographs and easy to understand graphs and data that give you accurate, concise information about the topic being covered.
NI doesn't allow you to become overwhelmed and depressed by the things that are wrong with the world, but rather introduces you to the people who are actively doing something to make the world a better place. It also provides a list of actions that individuals can take.
use NI as a teaching material, students use it as a comprehensive source
of information. NGO workers use it-or anyone who thinks the mainstream
media is not telling them the whole story and is looking for an alternative
forum for fresh ideas, radical perspectives and an idealistic vision to
inspire hope for a world built on justice and equality.
|NI-Japan (New Internationalist Japan)||
|What is NI Japan?|
page supplement to the NI magazine, containing a translation of the NI
Keynote article and an article and data on the NI theme, edited by NI
Japan staff. This article/information appears in both English and Japanese.
Also included in both Japanese and English is a list of groups to contact
in Japan regarding the NI theme.
|Who produces NI Japan?|
Ltd. is the authorized distributor of NI magazine in Japan and produces
and edits NI Japan.
|NI Japan's Aim|
Import: To make the information in NI more accessible in Japan.
Information Export: To make information about Japan more available to others.
|Who reads NI Japan?|
of the English language and social/global issues find NI Japan to be an
invaluable teaching aid, which enables students to grasp the issues much
better, both from a language viewpoint, through the translation, and through
understanding the issue in terms of how it affects them in Japan.
Many readers of NI in Japan enjoy reading about NI issues from a local perspective and find the translations useful to show Japanese friends or colleagues.