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Mottainai Grandma on Highlighting JAPAN-01

Mottainai Grandma appears in the August 2020 issue of "Highlighting JAPAN", a public relations magazine of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that tells the present of Japan.

Mottainai Grandma on Japan Times-01

Japan Times says Mottainai Grandma spreads her environmental message in new cartoon series

Mottainai Grandma became animation series! -01

4 picture books from Mottainai Grandma became animation and broadcast globally in 6 languages

Mottainai Grandma's world exhibition supported by Japan Committee for UNICEF

Mottainai Grandma's World Exhibition conveys the problem happening around the world and how it's connected with our lives through the story of the children around the world introduced in the UNICEF website. Since the launch of the exhibition in 2008, Japan Committee for UNICEF have cooperated with providing data and photos and have been supporting the Exhibition.

Mottainai Grandma's World Report Exhibition 2 on Endangered animals and biodiversity -01

Mottainai Grandma's World Exhibition 2 conveys the problem of endangered animals and biodiversity.

Mottainai Grandma's Dance Song! -01

Let's sing and dance with Mottainai Grandma!

Mottainai Grandma Karuta game

Mottainai Grandma's Room for games and more!

Mottainai Grandma Coloring Page! -01

Mottanai Grandma Coloring Page, fun games and more!

Mottainai Grandma on National Geographic India-01

"Mottainai for Clean India Project", a project to read Mottainai Grandma's picture books to Indian children and improve their awareness of environmental issues, was introduced in National Geographic magazine (India).

Mottainai Grandma in Metro

On the June 4th 2018, the day before World Environment Day, a storytelling event in the Hindi version of "Mottainai Grandma" was held in a metro train cart in Delhi, India, and nearly 150 children participated.

Mottainai Grandma goes to India -01

There is ongoing project to tackle on environment and health education in India with the picture book 'Mottainai Grandma' The government of India, which suffers from illegal dumping of garbage and outdoor excretion, launched the 'Clean India' campaign in October 2014. For the purpose of enlightening children, a project called 'Reforming Children's Awareness' is planned through reading picture books from Japan and a preliminary survey was being conducted.

Mottainai Grandma's Drawing Song-01

Let's draw Mottainai Grandma's face with the drawing song

Mottainai Grandma goes to the USA!? -01

Table for Two in the USA, is the group promoting food education program through washoku Japanese food to the children in the USA. They used Mottainai Grandma's picture book through #OnigiriAction.

Mottainai Grandma's world exhibition supported by Japan Committee for UNICEF

Mottainai Grandma's World Exhibition conveys the problem happening around the world and how it's connected with our lives through the story of the children around the world introduced in the UNICEF website. Since the launch of the exhibition in 2008, Japan Committee for UNICEF have cooperated with providing data and photos and have been supporting the Exhibition.

Mottainai World in Bologna-01

Mottainai Grandma's story telling and workshop were held at the Book Fair for Picture Book and Chidren's Book in Bologna Italy from March 25th till March 28th 2013.

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So cute decorative lunch in a Bento box

Photo provision : JAXA (03/03/2010)

(ISS) for a long time, received a video reading the picture book "Mottainai Grandma" from space, March 3, 2010, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo It was unveiled at the event of the Otanashi Corps held at Nihon Elementary School.

Appearance in American Media "Mottainai Grandma Reminds Japan 'Don't Waste'" on the program "Morning Edition" of the American public radio broadcast "National Public Radio"

Interview with professor Maathai

The author, Mariko Shinju, met with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Deputy Environment Minister Kenya Wangari Maathai.