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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  • Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee

    Paralympic Sport Experience Event Draws Crowds in Toyosu

    With just 500 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, on Saturday 15 April the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government jointly hosted a Paralympic sport experience event to celebrate the milestone at a scenic waterfront deck venue in Toyosu, overlooking Tokyo Bay.   Visitors including many children an...

  • Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

    Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Public Call for Project Proposals: Second Group of Selected Proposals Announced

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) are undertaking various cultural programs under the banner of the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL, aiming to foster a sense of excitement in the capital’s cultural sphere as the city prepares to host the Tokyo 2020 Games.  In response to a call for proposals, members of the public submitte...

  • Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (JFTC)

    JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2019” 

    JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2019”  - Japan’s Total Trade hits record high, amid rising concerns for protectionism.  High prices of crude oil put trade balance back into deficit after 2 years of surpluses. -   Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc., JFTC (Chairman: Kuniharu Nakamura, Chairman- Sumitomo Corporation) is pleased to announce the new release of “Foreign Trade 2019”, a d...

  • Kawasaki City

    THE LAUNCH OF AN ENGLISH TOURIST MAP OF KAWASAKI DAISHI, INCLUDING INFORMATION REGARDING WHEELCHAIR ACCESS, DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

    JP-Inboud.LLC ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF AN ENGLISH TOURIST MAP OF KAWASAKI DAISHI, INCLUDING INFORMATION REGARDING WHEELCHAIR ACCESS, DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, CULTURAL ACTIVITIES For the Olympics and Paralympic Games 2020, the English tourist map of the KD area with information for wheelchairs and those who have dietary restrictions is published in March 2019. The KD area is 22 minutes away fro...

  • MinD in a Device Co., Ltd.

    begins third-party seed round funding, paving the way toward large-scale R&D aiming at realization of human consciousness uploading within 20 years(Tech-based angel investor Kamada appointed as outside director)

    MinD in a Device Co., Ltd. (head office: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Tsubasa Nakamura; “the Company,” below) was established in December 2018, and has started seed round funding through a third-party allotment of shares with Tomy Kamada (CEO, TomyK Ltd. and ACCESS co-founder), who has been supporting many technology startup companies, and others serving as the recipient. The Company is a un...

  • AKAN DMO

    Experience Japan’s Indigenous Ainu Culture at Lake Akan, Hokkaido

    The Akan Ainu Industrial Arts Association Specified Nonprofit Corporation Akan Tourism Association & Community Development Promotion Organization   Lake Akan-Kushiro, Hokkaido (March 19, 2019) – The Akan Ainu Industrial Arts Association and the NPO Akan Tourism Association & Community Development Promotion Organization (Akan DMO) are pleased to announce an innovative new pe...

  • Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

    World Theatre Festival Shizuoka

    Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will hold its annual World Theatre Festival Shizuoka 2019 from April 27 to May 6, coinciding as usual with the national Golden Week holiday. In line with its slogan of “Fujinokuni (The Mt. Fuji region) and the world are connected through the performing arts,” SPAC will introduce a wide range of cutting-edge theatre programs from Japan and abroad at venues ...

  • Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

    Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Public Call for Project Proposals: Selected Proposals Announced

    Cultural Program in the Run-up to 2020 Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Public Call for Project Proposals: Selected Proposals Announced First group features five projects in areas including dance, contemporary art, and intangible cultural heritage   The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) are undertaking various cultural program...

  • Takaoka City

    Takaoka: A Town Representative of Japanese Craftsmanship Revives a 1300-year-old National Treasure

    ―― Applying the Advanced Techniques of a Casting Town with 400 Years of History to the Revival of a National Treasure ――   The East Tower (Tōtō) of Yakushi-ji Temple was built in the 8th century and has existed for more than 1300 years. This three-storied pagoda in the ancient capital of Nara is one of the most valuable cultural assets in Japan, designated by the government as a national...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization

    JNTO fully revamps Japan Online Media Center

    ● TOKYO, March 12, 2019 ? Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has fully revamped an online media library called “Japan Online Media Center” (provided in English). ● In addition to 14,000 downloadable photos and footages, new JOMC also provide these assets packaged with text data to facilitate media articles and coverages. ● Contents have been expanded with useful and convenient tools...

  • Fukushima Prefecture

    Lonely Planet Discover Nikko & Aizu Travel Guidebook Collaboration with a Non-Japanese Publisher

    Eight years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March, 11 2011. We would like to once again express our appreciation for the warm support we have received from the international community since the disaster.   In order to increase the number of international visitors to Nikko (in Tochigi Prefecture) and Aizu (in Fukushima Prefecture), and further develop cultural exchang...

  • Minato City

    A new multilingual AI chat service offers assistance on everyday life

    The service enables the City to respond to foreign residents’ queries in a timely manner; and by analyzing the queries received the service also enables the City to better understand what information foreign residents require and what they are seeking. This will assist the City in its ongoing efforts to develop measures and policies to meet the needs of foreign residents.   Users can acc...

  • Science Council of Japan

    [Media Invitation] Science Council of Japan: Science 20 (S20) Japan 2019

    Kindly note that Science Council of Japan is to hold the above forum on 6th March. Please refer below for the details; 1.Date&Venue:  6th March (Wed.) 2019 at Assembly Hall, Science Council of Japan      ① 09:30~13:30: Opening, Keynote speech and Panel discussion (open to press)     ② 15:00~16:45:Joint Statement Discussion (closed)     ③ 16:45~17:00:Joint Statement Adopt...

  • The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    【Press Invitation】Press Event: Honkaku Shochu & Awamori Trends (March 5)

    ============================================== 【Press Invitation】 Press Event: Honkaku Shochu & Awamori Trends FOODEX Japan 2019  A press event will be held for foreign media, so please join!  ============================================== The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association will have a booth at FOODEX Japan 2019, an international food and beverage exhibition, whi...

  • 内閣府日本学術会議

    「サイエンス20(S20)Japan 2019」に係る記者会見について

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

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