01JAPAN Forward is a new English-language news and opinion website created by the Sankei Shimbun, one of Japan’s leading newspapers, to deliver Japanese voices to the world. It is vital to show the rapidly-changing world Japan’s diverse perspectives of news, politics, and more, through balanced, thoughtful views and opinions. JAPAN Forward covers every field of Japanese life, including history, art, culture, and more, disseminating quality articles, commentaries, and interviews from Japan in a timely manner. Our aim is to construct an interactive internet media community where discussions are open and encouraged. We  hope that Japan, its neighbors, and the world can contribute to a safer and more prosperous future and our goal is to provide a forum for Japanese perspectives as we think about the future. “Japan keeps moving forward”: this is the meaning behind JAPAN Forward.  Your participation and contribution are always welcomed!  (From the Editors)