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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  • Kōgei 2020: The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature

    Kōgei 2020: The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature – Private View – Sunday, September 20, 2020

    The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council, Tokyo National Museum, and the Yomiuri Shimbun are pleased to announce the “Kōgei 2020: The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature”. The exhibition will be supported by the Japanese Government as part of Japan Cultural Expo, and will be held at the Hyokeikan gallery of Tokyo National Museum from September 21 to November 15, 2020. Prior to th...

  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

    MICHAËL BORREMANS MARK MANDERS: Double Silence

    First-ever museum pairing of the in-demand, internationally renowned artists hailing from Belgium and the Netherlands Exhibition title: MICHAËL BORREMANS MARK MANDERS: Double Silence Period: Saturday, September 19, 2020–Sunday, February 28, 2021 Closed: Mondays (except September 21, November 23, January 11), September 23, November 24, December 29–January 1, January 12 Hours: 10:00–18:00...

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Ocean Policy Research Institute publishes “Selections: White Paper on the Oceans and Ocean Policy in Japan 2020”

    Tokyo, Japan -- In June 2020, the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) published “Selections: White Paper on the Oceans and Ocean Policy in Japan 2020.” This annual publication features articles by OPRI researchers and other experts aiming to contribute to comprehensive and cross-sectoral collaboration to address ocean issues in Japan and around the worl...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    Tokyo Financial Award, ESG Investment Category:Now Accepting Candidate Businesses!

    [Press release] August 3, 2020 Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion Tokyo Metropolitan Government As one project in the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is hosting the “Tokyo Financial Award.” TMG has been granting a prize to financial institutions who provide and develop innovative products and services that meet the needs and challen...

  • The Center For Innovation (CFI)

    The Center For Innovation (CFI) Officially Registered as a Gateway to Global Education Innovation in Japan

    The Center For Innovation (CFI), located in Nerima ward, Tokyo, is excited to announce that it is officially registered by the Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau as a General Incorporated Association (GIA) as of May 15th, 2020, dedicated to providing a gateway to global education innovation in Japan. CFI is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to working with key partners to develop innovative ed...

  • Toyama

    Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2021 Call for Entries

    The Toyama Glass Art Museum has opened submissions for its Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2021. This exhibition is an international, open-submission triennial that showcases outstanding works of contemporary glass art from around the world. This competition is the second in a series started in 2018, when there were 1,110 entries from 46 countries. Our mission is to support breakthroughs ...

  • Agency for Cultural Affairs

    The Agency for Cultural Affairs launches “Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese,” a Website for Foreign Nationals as Residents to Learn the Japanese Language

    The Agency for Cultural Affairs has developed teaching materials using information and communication technologies (ICT) to help foreign nationals learn the Japanese language for use in their daily lives as residents of Japan. While the number of foreign nationals resident in Japan is increasing rapidly, to approximately 2.93 million people (as of the end of 2019), in some regions many municipa...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    Tokyo Financial Award, Financial Innovation Category: Now Accepting Candidate Financial Institutions!

    July 7, 2020 Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion Tokyo Metropolitan Government  As one project in the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), following last year’s program will continue hosting the “Tokyo Financial Award.” TMG has been granting a prize to financial institutions who provide and develop innovative products and services ...

  • Tohoku University

    Tohoku University Special Lecture: The Role of International Collaboration and Culture regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Japan’s top virologist and infectious diseases expert, Hitoshi Oshitani, will be presenting the latest on coronavirus research in a special online lecture hosted by the Tohoku Forum for Creativity on July 10. He will be joined by professors Toshiya Ueki and Toshiaki Kimura, who will speak on the social impact of COVID-19, and the roles that international agencies, cultural institutions, hist...

  • Agency for Cultural Affairs

    DOMANI plus Online 2020: Living on the Eve

    ●Exhibition overview online exhibition :https://online.domani-ten.com/ (Free Publicity)※Open during the exhibition period The Agency of Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, set up to help young Japanese artists study at overseas institutions, with the aim of nurturing talent to sustain the Japanese art scene into the future, has been running now for over ha...

  • Meiji University

    Two new videos are released at “Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” a video series showcasing Meiji’s 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 Professor Homei Miyashita and Yoji Kuroda.   The videos make the ...

  • Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

    [Announcement] Open Webinar “Managing COVID-19 Pandemic – Experiences & Best Practices of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea”

    The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) East and Northeast Asia Office will co-host an Open Webinar “Managing COVID-19 Pandemic – Experiences & Best Practices of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea”.   Although the measures being taken are different, the number of confirmed cases and death ...

  • SkyDrive Inc.

    SkyDrive Announces Conclusion of 100th Corporate Sponsorship Agreement

    ● 100 Japanese and international corporations have now signed up to support the commercialization of urban air mobility by 2023 ● Company is now ready for a manned flight demonstration for the public in Japan this summer   SkyDrive Inc., a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions*, and company founder and joint developer CARTIVATOR Resource Management announce the conclus...

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Orchestrating impact: the promise of Angel Investment Networks to support impact enterprises in Southeast Asia

    Tokyo, Japan — On June 12, 2020, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) in partnership with the Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN) launched The Emergence of Angel Investment Networks in Southeast Asia, a three-part report series outlining the landscape of Angel Investment Networks in Southeast Asia and exploring the challenges and opportunities for angel investments in the region. This fir...

  • BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH, INC

    Aoba-Japan International School Conducts a Student-Built “Virtual Graduation”

    Twelve high school graduates participated in the graduation as 3D avatars, from the beginning of the ceremony to receiving their diplomas in a virtual replication of the school campus conceived and managed by Paul Fradale, Secondary School Principal, created by fellow Aoba students and teachers led by Lisa de Pierres, MYP Coordinator, and supported by Vincent Favard and Pim Willems of the ICT T...

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