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METI's New Section To Promote Cultural Products Overseas

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday that it will set up a section in charge of promoting Japanese design, anime, fashion and other cultural products and services abroad.

The new section will carry out its mission by holding events in and outside Japan, and by helping groom creators of cultural products, among other things.

The Japanese government has designated the promotion of the cultural industry as one of the pillars of its economic growth strategy.

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