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The Asahi Glass Foundation
This year marks the 30th awarding of the Blue Planet Prize, the international environmental award sponsored by the Asahi Glass Foundation, chaired by Takuya Shimamura. Every year, the Foundation selects two winners, individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the resolution of global environmental problems. The Board of Directors have selected the following 2021 Bl...
Snow Country Tourism Office
The TIMELESS YUKIGUNI movie has been awarded prizes at Film Festivals in Turkey and South Africa. Both festivals are part of the world’s biggest International Tourism Film Network, CIFFT, which is certified by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization.) International Tourism Film Festival Africa – ITFFA (South Africa ): Gold Award in Tourism Services International Tourism Film Fe...
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo
＜Date and Time: 14:00–15:00, Thursday, June 24, 2021> The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) will hold an online press conference on Thursday, June 24, 2021, about the Tokyo Tokyo Festival, the cultural program Tokyo is running as the host city of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. (This press conference is open t...
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is preparing its Tokyo Media Center (TMC) for full operation to welcome and support the global press with their coverage during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Due to the postponement of the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Games, TMC website services were halted but will now resume website operations starting today. TMC will provide a variety of...
CrypTOKYO will give Japan’s art lovers, tech heads, and investors a one-of-a-kind chance to learn the history of NFTs, experience the technology, and meet its future stars. This will be the first ever NFT gallery show in Japan making history in this new and booming culture of digital art. CrypTOKYO is curated by the experts at Blockchain Art Exchange (BAE) a leading NFT marketplace, in partners...
Japan Cultural Expo
The Japan Cultural Expo, a nationwide festival of Japanese arts and culture led by the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Japan Arts Council, has announced the projects selected for the “Creating Cultural Resources Contents” for FY 2021 (April 2021 to March 2022). The projects are outlined as follows. - Projects Organized or Co-organized by the Japan Cultural Expo There are 44 large-scale ...
OSAKA, Japan, May 25, 2021 Sekisui House, Ltd., Japan’s leading housing company, announced the roll-out of a “TRIP BASE STYLE Ambassador Program” starting from April 2022 for Fairfield by Marriott Michi-no-Eki Hotels--part of the innovative “Trip Base” project previously launched in 2020 in collaboration with Marriott International to revitalize rural Japan by encouraging tourism--to promote...
Meiji University creates a series of promotional videos, “Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” and a landing page to tell the world about its research, which leads the field not only at home in Japan but also abroad. Using English-language narration and subtitles in English and Japanese, the new video introduces the work of Professor Kentaro Yano, School of Agriculture. The video make th...
Oita Prefectural Government
This press release is available in Japanese only.
Hiroshima Prefectural Government
Hiroshima Prefecture will be holding the 6th Hiroshima Junior International Forum online, during which we will invite foreign high school students from home and abroad. Participants will debate and exchange ideas with Japanese students on topics related to international peace, and then share a message to the international community calling for a world without nuclear weapons. It will be a grea...
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Publish the ‘Asset Managers & FinTech Companies Registration Guidebook’, a Revised Practical Guide for Foreign Financial Companies to Successfully Enter the Market in Tokyo
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), in cooperation with the private sector and national government, is working to make the Global Financial City: Tokyo Vision a reality by continuing to improve the business environment in order to attract foreign financial firms. As part of these efforts, in cooperation with the Financial Services Agency (FSA), TMG created an English guidebook in Septem...
PRESS BRIEFING Trends in Japanese Arctic Research ■Overview Due to climate change, the environment surrounding the Arctic has changed significantly and will continue to change, affecting socio-economic activities at a global scale, not to mention the ongoing melting of sea ice and glaciers and the impact on weather and marine ecosystems. On the occasion of the 3rd Arctic Sci...
Suntory Holdings Limited
Suntory Group Sets More Aggressive Target, to Halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 to Achieve its 2050 Net Zero Emissions Ambition – The company decides to introduce internal carbon pricing and signed “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” –
*To get the full version of the press release, please visit: https://www.suntory.com/news/article/13903E.html TOKYO (April 20th, 2021) — Suntory Holdings, a global leader in both the alcohol and non-alcohol beverages industry, today announced that in order to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across its entire value chain by 2050, it will aim to halve GHG emissions by 203...
Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (JFTC)
JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2021” ~ COVID-19 causes trade value to plummet. Both exports and imports down for second consecutive year but Japan’s balance of trade turns surplus. ~ Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc., JFTC (Chairman: KOBAYASHI Ken, Chairman- Mitsubishi Corporation) is pleased to announce the new release of “Foreign Trade 2021”, a data book with full coverage of Japan’...
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Exhibition Title: Somewhere Between the Odd and the Ordinary Period: Thursday, April 29 – Sunday, September 26, 2021 Hours: 10:00-18:00(until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) *Ticket sold until 30 minutes before closing Venue: Galleries 7–12,14, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Closed: Mondays (except May 3, August 9, September 20), May 6, August 10, September 21 Organized ...