Press Tours (Notices)

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For foreign journalists in Japan, FPCJ organizes about 10 group press tours every year. A typical tour has about 10 correspondents from, for example, US, UK, France, Germany, Korea, China, and Taiwan. These tours have covered the whole country from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, with themes varying from politics, economy, industries, and science and technology, to society and culture. Confirm the upcoming tours here.

This page has the outlines for each press tour, which send to journalists prior to the tour.


Check Press Tours (Reports) for the details of past press tours.

Archive

November 29, 2017

Kyoto University Press Tour:The World-class Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University

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November 13 - 14, 2017

Notice: Oita Press Tour

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September 11 - 12, 2017

Notice: Iki Press Tour

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July 19 - 20, 2017

Notice: Nagasaki & Hiroshima Press Tour

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March 16, 2017

Notice: Takaoka City Press Tour

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March 6 - 7, 2017

Notice: Fukushima / Miyagi Press Tour, 6 Years After the Disaster

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March 1, 2017

2nd Kyoto University Press Tour: iPS Cells and Pioneering Life Science

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January 20, 2017

Notice: Yokohama: Wakabadai Apartment Complex Press Tour

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December 6 - 7, 2016

Notice: Yamaguchi Press Tour

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November 29, 2016

Notice: Kyoto University Press Tour “Innovative Place for Research”

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November 24 - 25, 2016

Notice: Takaoka Press Tour: City of Japanese Heritage

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November 14 - 15, 2016

Notice: Kochi Press Tour

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November 1, 2016

Notice: Chiba Press Tour: Industrial Revolution of the Skies, the Front Line of Applications for Drones

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October 14 - 15, 2016

Notice: Tottori Press Tour

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September 12 - 14, 2016

Notice: Kyushu (Kumamoto and Kagoshima) Press Tour

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July 25 - 26, 2016

Notice: Oita Prefecture Press Tour

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June 9 - 10, 2016

Notice: Nagano Press Tour

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May 11 - 12, 2016

Notice: Pre-Summit Press Tour to Mie 

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March 29, 2016

Notice: Toyama City Press Tour

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March 17 - 18, 2016

Notice: Press Tour to Kitakyushu City “The Front Line of the Future of Energy Use in Japan”

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March 3 - 4, 2016

Notice: Iwate Prefecture Coastal Area Press Tour “The Fifth Year of Recovery”

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February 17 - 18, 2016

Notice: Mie Prefecture Higashi Kishu Press Tour

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February 3 - 4, 2016

Press Tour to Oita: “Sports and Employment of People with Disabilities / Creating a Food Brand”

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January 27 - 29, 2016

Press Tour to Hokkaido (Sapporo and Obihiro) “Turning Snow into an Advantage”

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December 7 - 8, 2015

Notice: Mie Press Tour

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November 18 - 19, 2015

Oita Press Tour (November 18-19)

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November 12 - 13, 2015

Notice: Niigata City Press Tour: The Present and Future of Japanese Agriculture and Food

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November 6 - 8, 2015

Cyber3 Conference and OIST Press Tour

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October 28, 2015

Notice: Press Tour to Chiba, The Natural Resources Producer

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October 23, 2015

Notice: Yokohama Press Tour “Working towards a Multinational Society”

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August 30, 2015

Notice: Shizuoka Press Tour

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July 27 - 28, 2015

Notice: Nagasaki Press Tour

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July 9 - 10, 2015

Notice: Hiroshima Press Tour “70 Years After the War”

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June 2, 2015

Press Tour to Ogawa Town, Saitama Prefecture: Washi (Traditional Japanese Hand-made Paper)

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February 25 - 26, 2015

Notice: Fukushima Press Tour “Four Years After the Nuclear Accident—Rebuilding Fukushima”

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February 12 - 13, 2015

Notice: Kyoto Press Tour “Lessons of the Thousand-Year Capital”

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November 28, 2014

Notice: Press Tour “Cutting-Edge Technology from Chiba”

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November 20 - 21, 2014

Notice: Kagawa Press Tour “Island Challenges”

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November 7, 2014

Notice: Yokohama Press Tour “Behind the Scenes of Disaster Rescue Initiatives in the Birthplace of Rescue Teams in Japan”

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September 4 - 5, 2014

Notice: Ise Press Tour “The People of Ise and Jingu, the Most Sacred Site in Japan”

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August 25 - 26, 2014

Notice: Akita Press Tour

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July 28, 2014

Notice: Press Tour “Tokyo, Advanced Disaster Prevention City”

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June 11 - 12, 2014

Notice: Ehime Press Tour

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May 13, 2014

Notice: Press tour “The Future of Elderly Care in Super-Aging Japan”

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March 20, 2014

Notice: Press Tour “Kamakura, the Home of Zen”

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February 27 - 28, 2014

Notice: Press Tour to Iwate Coastal Areas, 3 Years after the Earthquake

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February 13 - 14, 2014

Notice: Press Tour “Challenging Aging Society! Regional City Toyama’s Approach”

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December 11, 2013

Press tour: “Washoku”(Japanese Cuisine), becoming a World Heritage

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November 20, 2013

Notice: Press Tour “Yokohama spearheading Japan’s efforts for empowering women and better childcare”

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October 29, 2013

Notice: Chiba Press Tour “Arborists advance to the world market with traditional techniques”

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October 17 - 18, 2013

Notice: Kitakyushu Press Tour “First Model City for Green Growth in Asia”

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September 11, 2013

Notice: Deep-Sea Drilling Vessel CHIKYU Press Tour (September 11, 2013)

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September 5 - 6, 2013

Press Tour: “Ama” Woman Divers Aim at Catching UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (Sept. 5-6, 2013)

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July 29, 2013

Notice: Press Tour “Tokyo’s bid for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games” (July 29, 2013)

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June 26 - 27, 2013

Notice: Minamata Press Tour “Polluted City Turns to Eco-Capital of Japan” (June 26-27, 2013)

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June 10, 2013

Notice: Press Tour “Challenge of small factories in the Ota Ward” (June 10, 2013)

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March 25, 2013

Notice: Press Tour “New Relations between Welfare for the Disabled and Art, in Yokohama” (March 25, 2013)

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March 18, 2013

Notice: Medical Innovation Press Tour in Yokohama (March18, 2013)

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February 27 - 28, 2013

Notice: Fukushima Press Tour “Two years after the nuclear accident; Fukushima people endeavor to reconstruct their hometowns (February 27-28, 2013)

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January 30 - 31, 2013

Notice: Press Tour “Driving Force of Kobe’s Revival” Urban Strategies to attract Creative Person:“Biomedical Innovation Cluster” and “City of Design”(January 30-31, 2013)

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November 27 - 28, 2012

Notice: Press Tour “Innovators in Kyushu, changing Japan” (Nov. 27-28, 2012)

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November 12, 2012

Notice: Press Tour on “Forefront of Plant Factory” (Chiba Prefecture) (November 12, 2012)

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November 9, 2012

Notice: Press Tour “Public Safety in Saitama – Japan’s #1 volunteer watch groups protecting the neighborhood -“

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November 2 - 3, 2012

Notice: Ishikawa Press Tour (November 2-3, 2012)

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October 16 - 17, 2012

Notice: Wakayama Press Tour “Kumano Sanzan, Sacred World Heritage Site, Prepared to Live with Nature” (October 16-17, 2012)

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October 1 - 2, 2012

Notice: Shizuoka Press Tour “Mt. Fuji aiming at World Heritage Site” (October 1-2, 2012)

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September 4, 2012

Notice: Press Tour “Tokyo, Preparing for the Possibilities of Earthquakes Occurring Directly Beneath the Tokyo Metropolitan Area” (September 4, 2012)

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August 3, 2012

Notice: Press Tour “The New Era of Agriculture: Sustainable and Competitive Agriculture Developed by Youth Power” (August 3, 2012)

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June 28, 2012

Notice: Press Tour “90-year life period, designing the model for Hyper-Aging Society: Aging in Place” (June 28, 2012)

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March 21, 2012

Notice: Yokohama City Press Tour -Social Business Rooted in Local Community- (Mar. 21, 2012)

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February 29 - March 1, 2012

Notice: One Year after the Earthquake, Press Tour to Miyagi Coastal Areas (Feb. 29-Mar. 1, 2012)

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January 20, 2012

Notice: Chiba Press Tour  —Town Living on Fermentation, Basis of Japanese Cuisine— (January 20, 2012)

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November 30 - December 1, 2011

Notice: Press Tour on Recovery of Food Industry (November 30-December 1, 2011)

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October 27, 2011

Notice: Low Carbon City – Yokohama City Press Tour (October 27, 2011)

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October 6 - 7, 2011

Notice: San-in Region Press Tour (October 6-7, 2011)

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August 25, 2011

Notice: Kawasaki Press Tour (August 25, 2011)

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July 6 - 7, 2011

Notice: Kyushu Press Tour (Fukuoka City/APU) (July 6-7, 2011)

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May 25 - 26, 2011

Notice: Tohoku Press Tour (May 25-26, 2011)

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February 23, 2011

Notice: Kumamoto Press Tour (February 23-24, 2011)

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December 13 - 14, 2010

Notice: Gunma Press Tour (December 13-14, 2010)

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November 22, 2010

Notice: Yamanashi Press Tour (November 22, 2010)

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November 4 - 5, 2010

Notice: Yamaguchi Press Tour (November 4-5, 2010)

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September 28 - 29, 2010

Notice: Pre-COP10 Press Tour to Aichi-Nagoya (September 28-29, 2010)

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September 13, 2010

Notice: Yokohama City Press Tour (September 13, 2010)

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September 8, 2010

Notice: Sendai Press Tour (September 8, 2010)

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July 30, 2010

Notice: Yokohama City Press Tour vol. 3 —Creative City Yokohama (July 30, 2010)

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July 23, 2010

Notice: Yokohama City Press Tour vol. 2 —World-Class Yokohama’s Water (July 23, 2010)

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July 16, 2010

Notice: Yokohama City Press Tour vol. 1 —Yokohama Science Frontier High School (July 16, 2010)

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July 16 - 30, 2010

Notice: A Series of Yokohama Press Tours (July 16, 23, and 30, 2010)

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May 20 - 21, 2010

【Press Tour】May 20-21, 2010: Shizuoka Press Tour

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April 20 - 21, 2010

【Press Tour】20-21 April, 2010: “Food Niigata” Works on Safe and Secure Agriculture, and Disaster Food

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March 26, 2010

【Press Tour】March 26, 2010: Cutting-edge Technology and Traditional Culture in Gifu Prefecture

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March 18 - 19, 2010

【Press Tour】March 18-19, 2010: Press Tour to San-in Region Part 2: Tottori and Shimane

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March 4 - 5, 2010

【Press Tour】4-5 March, 2010:The host of “2010 Japan APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting”, Fukui Pref.

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February 23 - 24, 2010

【Press Tour】February 23-24, 2010:Toyama, Advanced City in Eco-Vehicle

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October 22 - 23, 2009

【Press Tour】October 22-23, 2009:Press Tour to Yamagata – Another Japan

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October 15, 2009

【Press Tour】October 15, 2009:Yamanashi Press Tour: Go for “ CO2-free Yamanashi”

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July 22, 2009

【Press Tour】22 July, 2009 Otawara City Press Tour: Sustainable City Planning

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July 16, 2009

【Press Tour】July 16, 2009: Change Farming into “Cool Job”! – Challenges by Young Farmers

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June 2, 2009

【Press Tour】June 2, 2009: Plant Factory Press Tour

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March 27 - 28, 2009

【Press Tour】Mar. 27-28, 2009:Press Tour to San-in Region: Shimane & Tottori

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March 16 - 17, 2009

【Press Tour】March 16-17, 2009:Fukuoka Press Tour: Changing Japanese Agricultural Policy to Boost Agricultural Exports

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February 10, 2009

【Press Tour】Feb. 10, 2009:”Local Economy Defeating the Global Recession” Press Tour

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December 10, 2008

【Press Tour】December 10, 2008: KAWASAKI CITY Press Tour

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October 31, 2008

【Press Tour】October 31: “Fishery Resources in Shizuoka” Press Tour

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October 16 - 18, 2008

【Press Tour】October 16-18, 2008: IWATE Press Tour

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September 25 - 26, 2008

September 25-26, 2008: NIIGATA CITY Press Tour

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September 25, 2008

【Press Tour】September 25-26, 2008: NIIGATA CITY Press Tour

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July 23, 2008

【Press Tour】July 23: Press Tour to Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

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June 19, 2008

【Press Tour】June 19-21: “Pre 2008 G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit”Press Tour

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June 18, 2008

【Press Tour】June 18: “Pre 2008 G8 Kyoto Foreign Ministers’ Meeting” Press Tour (Application closed)

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April 30, 2008

April 30, 2008:【”Golf Course in an Urban Area” Press Tour】

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March 18, 2008

March 18, 2008: “Agriculture in Tokyo” Press Tour

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February 29, 2008

February 29: 【“Biomass in Chiba” Press Tour】

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December 4 - 5, 2007

December 4 – 5, 2007: Abduction Issue Awareness Press Tour

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November 12 - 13, 2007

November 12-13, 2007 【Niigata City Press Tour】

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November 1 - 2, 2007

November 1-2, 2007: 【Shizuoka Press Tour】

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October 17 - 18, 2007

October 17-18, 2007: 【Toyama City Press Tour】

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August 30 - 31, 2007

August 30-31 【Press Tour to Hokkaido (Toyako-Niseko)】

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August 23 - 24, 2007

August 23-24, 2007  Ishikawa Prefecture presents:     Press Tour to Noto Peninsula

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July 10, 2007

July 10, 2007 【Press Tour to Kashiwa-no-ha, New Hub for Health Life Science】

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March 27, 2007

– How to live in Super-Greying Japan – Community Medicine Press Tour

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March 22, 2007

“NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND INNOVATION (MIRAIKAN)” Press Tour

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March 5, 2007

TOKYO UBIQUITOUS TECHNOLOGY PROJECT in GINZA Press Tour

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January 1, 2007

Tokyo Super Eco Town Press Tour

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December 12, 2006

–Serial Press Tours in 2006: Experience Japanese Food Culture with Five Senses– vol. 2: “HANABIRAMOCHI”

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October 10, 2006

NIIGATA CITY Press Tour

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October 2, 2006

FUKUOKA Press Tour (The UN-HABITAT Fukuoka Office presents)

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July 11, 2006

TOKYO WEST: Tama Press Tour

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June 20, 2006

“Made in Japan” Musical Instruments Press Tour

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May 24, 2006

“Wooden Houses, gift from Tokyo Forest” Press Tour

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May 16, 2006

Visit to Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai village Ibaraki Pref.

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April 28, 2006

Mukojima Press Tour

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April 22, 2006

Press Tour to cover “the New style of Communal living in Tokyo”

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March 10, 2006

Tokyo Fashion Press Tour

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March 6 - 7, 2006

YAMANASHI Press Tour

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February 16 - 17, 2006

Ishikawa/ Kanazawa University Press Tour

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February 9 - 10, 2006

TOYAMA CITY Press Tour

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January 17, 2006

Pioneer the Space-Yokohama Machi-koba (small factories) Press Tour

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January 14, 2006

Serial Press Tours in 2006 – Experience Japanese Food Culture with Five Senses

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December 15, 2005

New Trends in Old Religions Press Tour (December 15, afternoon)

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December 15, 2005

Deep-Sea Drilling Vessel CHIKYU Press Tour (December 15 (morning))

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October 31 - November 1, 2005

Press Tour to Mt. Hakusan, the Holy Mountain

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September 27, 2005

Yokohama Press Tour

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July 1 - 2, 2005

Sapporo Press Tour

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June 9 - 10, 2005

SENDAI Press Tour

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March 17, 2005

Yokohama Press Tour

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March 3, 2005

“Tsunami Countermeasures” Press Tour

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February 24, 2005

“Disaster Prevention Technology” Press Tour

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February 2, 2005

“Yokohama Meister” Press Tour

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January 13, 2005

Earthquake Prevention in Tokyo – Lifelines that lie 40m beneath the surface

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