Noteworthy Press Releases from Japan

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This page introduces noteworthy press releases for the foreign press.

The FPCJ helps build connections between foreign press researching stories about specific topics and regions in Japan, and organizations including businesses, universities, and government at the local and national level.

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  • Future Food Institute


    Innovative Sustainable Development Training and Networking program, the Food & Climate Shapers Digital Boot Camp, inaugurates its 1st Japanese edition. 24 Tokyo-based food industry leaders and students recently completed the groundbreaking professional training and networking program addressing global food system sustainability, developed by the Future Food Institute and the Food and Agr...

  • The Asahi Glass Foundation


    This year marks the 31st 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 2022 Blue...

  • Kumamoto City

    World Leaders Discuss Solutions for Water-Related Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region: 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit Held in Kumamoto City, Japan

    The 4th Asia-Pacific Water Summit, an international conference for high-level officials from the Asia-Pacific region to deepen the understanding of water-related issues and promote actual resource mobilization and action, was held on April 23rd and 24th at Kumamoto-jo Hall. Heads of state and cabinet-level officials from 30 countries participated in the Water Summit in-...

  • Hakuba International School (HIS)

    An innovative, environmentally-focused International boarding school to open in the Japanese Alps in September 2022

    Hakuba International School (Location: Hakuba Village, Nagano, Japan) will open in September 2022 as an international boarding school. The school is founded on the belief that education is the essential element in creating a sustainable society. Our team has drawn together leading neuroscience-based learning methods to design a school for the 21st century and beyond. In particular, the methods ...

  • Codo Advisory

    Educate, empower, engage: new advisory Codo launches services to support the low-carbon transition of Japanese firms

    19/04/22, Fukuoka, Japan | Established last month in the western region of Kyushu, Codo Advisory (, an independent consultancy for companies and investors, opens today its services to support a real decarbonization of the Japanese economy. Japan aims for carbon neutrality by 2050, but this ambition still needs to be translated into concrete action plans. Firms are setting clim...

  • The National Art Center, Tokyo

    Exhibition: Lee Ufan, 15th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo (Aug. 10-Nov. 7, 2022)

    We are pleased to announce that National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT), will be holding an exhibition "Lee Ufan , 15th Anniversary of the National Art Center, Tokyo" from August 10th (Wednesday) to November 7th (Monday), 2022. NACT presents a major retrospective by Lee Ufan (born in 1936), a contemporary artist who has received a great deal of attention internationally as a prominent member of th...

  • Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (JFTC)

    JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2022”

    JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2022” ~Second highest exports and imports brought Total Trade Value at all-time high. Japan’s balance of trade turns deficit again, reflecting rising prices of energy and natural resources. ~ Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc., JFTC (Chairman: KOBAYASHI Ken, Chairman- Mitsubishi Corporation) is pleased to announce the new release of “Foreign Trade 2022...

  • Meiji University

    A World First! Research Confirms Perceived Taste Change Via Electric Stimulation, Leading to Development of ‘Taste-Adjusting Chopsticks’

    ● Research confirms salty taste enhanced by approximately 1.5 times by subjects ● A major step toward making low-sodium food tastier to aid in maintaining low-sodium diets ● Electrically-stimulating chopsticks under development TOKYO, April 11, 2022 –The Meiji University Dr. Homei Miyashita Laboratory of the Department of Frontier Media Science, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sci...

  • Meiji University

    New videos released 1. Urushi (CO2 Reduction) 2. Horse milk (Sustainable Food) [Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” showcasing world-class research]

    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 videos introduce the work of HONDA Takayuki, School of Science and Technology, and MORINAGA Yuki...

  • ArcDR3 Exhibition Production Committee Office

    ArcDR3 exhibition Living with Disaster: Stories from Seven Regenerative Cities showcases cutting edge architecture and urban design research

    Eleven universities around the world, led by the xLAB at UCLA and the International Research Institute of Disaster Science [IRIDeS] at Tohoku University, present disaster-responsive architectural and urban design. xLAB, IRIDeS, and the ArcDR3* Exhibition Production Committee welcome you to the exhibition Living with Disaster: Stories from Seven Regenerative Cities at Muromachi Mitsui Hall ...

  • Suntory Holdings Limited

    Suntory Group Purchases 100% Renewable Electricity for all its Owned Manufacturing Sites and R&D Facilities in Japan (*1)

    *To get the full version of the press release, please visit: Tokyo, Japan (March 29th, 2022) — Suntory Group today announced that from April 1st, the company will purchase 100% renewable electricity for all 30 directly owned manufacturing sites and R&D facilities in Japan (*1). This will amount to a reduction equivalent to approximatel...

  • Japan Airport Building Co Ltd., Haneda Future Research Institute, Inc. 

    Haneda Airport hosts Japan’s First Bonded Art Auction by the International Auction Alliance

     Japan Airport Building Co., Ltd. (JAT) and its subsidiary company, Haneda Future Research Institute, Inc., (HFRI) invite and host a special bonded art auction*1 United Asian Auctioneers "Shinwa Auction × LARASATI x iART auction x KUANGSHI x A|A|A x ISE COLLECTION" in Haneda Airport on March 30, 2022.   Haneda Airport has been serving as the gateway to Japan, a hub to connect domestic and in...

  • The Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)

    New Online Publication from the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) “IDE Research Column Series (IDERC)”

    The Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) has launched “IDE Research Columns (IDERC)”, a new online column providing novel insights on economic, political, and social issues of developing countries and the world, based on original research. IDERC provides an opportunity for a broad range of readers to learn about pressing issues and challenges of developing countries and the world, and ...

  • The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition / The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

    International Forum for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai to be held online. Aim is to promote understanding and participation toward Japan’s Kansai region exposition

    The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will host an online international forum to encourage official participation and to facilitate awareness and comprehension of the theme for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan: Designing Future Society for Our Lives. This Expo will be the next Internation...

  • Fukushima Medical University

    2022 International Symposium on the Fukushima Health Management Survey (Mar. 5, 2022/ on-site and online)

    1. Purpose of the Symposium Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey, Fukushima Medical University (hereinafter referred to as "the Center") will hold its international symposium entitled "Science for Society: Advancing Fukushima's Well-Being," aiming to disseminate the latest information obtained from the "Fukushima  Health Management Survey" both domestical...

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