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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  • Agency for Cultural Affairs

    A Virtual Journey to Japan’s Historical Treasures

    A Virtual Journey to Japan’s Historical Treasures   Travel through the rich cultural history of Japan, through castles, temples and shrines, magnificent natural beauty, and centuries-old traditional arts – all without even leaving home. The Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Japan National Tourism Organization are proud to present the Japan Heritage website.   Japan Heritage Offi...

  • Meiji University

    The World of 3D Optical Illusion, an internet lecture series by Dr. Kokichi Sugihara, winner of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest three times, is now available for those staying at home amid the coronavirus crisis

    Dr. Kokichi Sugihara, distinguished professor emeritus at the Meiji University Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, is now giving an internet lecture series called The World of 3D Optical Illusion for people who confine themselves to their homes to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. This series of lectures is part of his efforts to continu...

  • Meiji University

    Developing a technology that can share tastes without the risk of infection: Prof. Homei Miyashita has developed a taste display that expresses an arbitrary taste

    Dr. Homei Miyashita, Professor at the Department of Frontier Media Science, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University has developed a taste display that can express an arbitrary taste. In this study, a set of five gels, each of which contains an electrolyte that causes the tongue to sense the five basic tastes (sweet, acidic, salty, bitter, and umami) is applied to the...

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Sasakawa Peace Foundation launches special online coverage of COVID-19 featuring original analysis and expert interviews

    TOKYO, Japan – The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) has launched a special coverage page on our website featuring the latest research into the impact of COVID-19 in Japan and around the world, interviews with experts, and additional information about SPF’s response to the pandemic. Taking advantage of our extensive network of specialists and programs around the world, this coverage aims to provi...

  • PR Office for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13

    Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 Projects have been postponed – Decision made due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the postponement of the Olympic & Paralympic Games

    Tokyo (April 20, 2020) -Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), co-sponsors of the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13, regret to announce the postponement of all its project-related events and activities. Thirteen projects were selected from among 2,436 proposals submitted by applicants from Japan and abroad. While implementa...

  • Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (JFTC)

    JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2020”

    JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2020” ~ Both exports and imports down after growing for two years reflecting the US-China trade dispute. Japan’s balance of trade is deficit for second consecutive year, deficit expands. ~ Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc., JFTC (Chairman: Kuniharu Nakamura, Chairman- Sumitomo Corporation) is pleased to announce new release of “Foreign Trade 2020”, a...

  • Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd.

    TRI-AD and DMP kick off HD Map update PoC from April 2020

    On March 17th, 2020, Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Dr. James Kuffner, “TRI-AD”) and Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Hiroyuki Inahata, “DMP”) have agreed to a partnership to build a proof of concept (“PoC”) applying the technologies of both companies starting April 2020. This PoC aims to demonst...

  • Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc.

    TRI-AD enables successful creation of HD maps for automated driving on surface roads

    Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. (“TRI-AD”), Toyota’s automated driving software development company, has successfully completed proof of concepts (“PoC”) demonstrating high definition (“HD”) map building for surface roads with relative accuracy of less than 50 centimeters, a good level that is required for automated driving. In these PoCs, TRI-AD verified that both follo...

  • Toyama

    “Toyama Media Art International Triennale 2020” We will start a public recruiting of video works!

    ■Public offering theme   flow. ■Closing of subscription   Applications must arrive no later than 13:00JST,Aug,20,2020 ■Works to be submitted   A short film‐less than five minutes regardless of the genre      *Must be a story-driven video work that follows the theme announced in the   public invitation. ■Data Form   mov or mp4 format ■Application Method   ...

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Gender Lens Incubation and Acceleration Toolkit launched by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Bali, Indonesia — On February 13, 2020, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) in partnership with Frontier Incubators program, an initiative of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, launched the Gender Lens Incubation and Acceleration (GLIA) Toolkit at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) Southeast Asia Summit. This practitioner-focused resource aims to assist entrepren...

  • 公益財団法人 大阪府国際交流財団

    公益財団法人 大阪府国際交流財団

    This press release is published only in Japanese version.

  • Toyama Prefecture

    Registration Closed[Lunch Event for Press] Learn, Taste and Experience the Wonders of Toyama Prefecture (Thursday, February 20)

    We have closed registration since there are no more openings available. Thank you! =========================================================================== Date: Thursday, February 20 from 11:30 to 13:00 (reception desk will open at 11:00) Location: Toyama Hamasaku in Nihonbashi Toyama (Nihonbashi Daiei Building 1F, 1-2-6 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo) ========================...

  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation

    Initiative for Regional Revitalization through Preservation of Local Art and Culture

    ■Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (headquarters in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President Fukuzo Inoue; hereinafter “NTT East”) is currently pursuing a new approach to regional revitalization by gathering digitalized data of local art and culture in NTT East’s telecommunications buildings, and by using cutting-edge technology to disseminate regions’ treasured artistic and cultural artifac...

  • COSME TOKYO

    [Press Registration Open] Be on-site to cover the latest J-beauty and world’s trends!

    Annual Japan's largest cosemtics trade fair, COSME TOKYO 2020 is coming in next week! Be on-site to cover the latest beauty trends in Japan. After breaking its previous records in the numbers of exhibitors and visitors, upcoming COSME TOKYO [8th International Cosmetics Trade Fair] gathers 880 exhibitors from 30 countries/regions as Japan's largest cosmetics trade fair. (January 20 – 22, 2...

  • Japan Cultural Heritage Regional Cooperative Association

    The Event Relay of Japan’s World Cultural Heritage Sites in 2020

    In time for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, the areas with the world cultural heritages will cooperate to hold the events in succession utilizing their own world heritages through the year. The operation committee is formed mainly by the members of  the world cultural heritage regional collaboration council (a general incorporated association) established in 2011. At this moment all 19 world c...

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