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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  • Meiji University

    Just released: New Promotional Video “Campus Is the World -Go Forward, Go Global -”

    Meiji University has released a new promotional video. This video is titled “Campus is the World - Go Forward, Go Global -,” and expresses the concept behind the establishment of the University, which is “To develop and produce talented people who can be active in the world,” in 1 minute 45 seconds. Also, with techniques such as aerial photography by drones, the video depicts an urban campus. ...

  • City of Yokohama

    Pikachu Outbreak! 2019 Press Invitation

    This year, the sixth year this event has been held, the main programs will be at night, with the Pikachus’ performance incorporating technology and the beautiful night scenery of Minato Mirai.   This press event will include coverage of a light performance  combining projection mapping and Pikachus wearing LED outfits. Enjoy this new style of show using digital technology.   1. Da...

  • Seikei University

    Database of train platform falls by persons with visual impairment has been published on website

    The purpose of this DB is to contribute to the prevention of falls by widely disseminating information regarding cases involving persons with visual impairment falling (or nearly falling) from train platforms in Japan. It is intended for use by interested parties such as rehabilitation workers, railway company employees, public safety officers, private citizens, and persons with visual impairme...

  • Meiji University

    Special Exhibition “Visible but Invisible! Forefront of 3D Illusion” (Jul.13-Sept.8@Meiji Univ. Museum)

    Meiji Institute for the Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences is an international research center on the subject of mathematical analysis of social and natural phenomena. One of the research themes is clarification of the familiar and mysterious phenomenon “illusion.” In this exhibition, the surprising trigger of the start of illusion research will be shown, what is illusion will be thought, ...

  • Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

    〈ICOM Kyoto 2019 Commemorative〉The Yamamura Collection: Gutai and the Japanese Avant-Garde in 1950s-1980s   Our greatest avant-garde art collection is on display for the first time in two decades! An exhibition so big we had to enlarge the display area specially for this occasion.      The Yamamura Collection is made up of avant-garde works of art from postwar Japan collected by Yamamura Tokutaro (1926–1986), an ent...

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

    The applications for the 2nd Term of the FY2019 Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Grant will open on July 1, 2019

    Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) announces that the applications for the 2nd Term of the FY2019 Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Grant will open on July 1, 2019.  Arts Council Tokyo (ACT) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government are carrying out various cultural programs ahead of Tokyo 2020 as Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL to bring excitement to this once in a life time ...

  • Japan Arts Council

    The Tsuzuri Project: The Art of Hokusai, reproduced from the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

    English page of this press release is not available, but you can check the details at the following page:

  • ICOM KYOTO 2019 OffICE

    Media Registration Now Open for the ICOM KYOTO 2019 (Sept. 1-7 @ Kyoto)

    We are thrilled to announce that media registration for "The 25th ICOM Conference ICOM KYOTO 2019" is now available! Registered press with appropriate credentials may cover all the programs at ICOM Kyoto free of charge. Please confirm the press guidelines below and send the registration form together with a photocopy of your press card or a letter from your editor assigning you the coverage of ...

  • 国立劇場 National Theatre, Tokyo

    Discover KABUKI ―外国人のための歌舞伎鑑賞教室―

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • Japan Platform

    “A Conversation with Yoshitomo Nara: Experiencing the Life of Syrian Refugees” To be held on June 15 during World Refugee Week

    In early March, JPF visited two refugee camps in Jordan (Zaatari, Azraq) and a host community in its capital Amman with world recognized contemporary artist, Yoshitomo Nara. As part of “JPF×ART“ project , Nara met with Syrian refugees and experienced their life in Jordan, where JPF has been delivering aid through its Response Program for the Iraq-Syria Humanitarian Crisis since 2012.  At t...


    MINATO Bosai Festa -Let’s experience “Bosai -preparation for and risk reduction of disaster-” in English and easy Japanese

    Japan is an earthquake-prone country and yet there are not many chances for foreign people to know about disaster prevention measures.  Minato City will hold “Minato Bosai Festa” proceeded in English and Easy Japanese to further ensure the safety and security of foreign people. We would like foreign people to get basic knowledge of disaster preparedness, so that they will be able to protect the...

  • Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    [Invitation] SAKE NIGHT 2019 from All Over Japan (seminar and tasting event / June 14@Ikebukuro)

    SAKE NIGHT 2019 from All Over Japan  (seminar and tasting event / June 14) Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, which is composed of manufacturers of sake, will hold a tasting event, “SAKE NIGHT 2019 from All Over Japan” on June 14 (Fri) to introduce the diversity and charm of sake. We would like to invite you to this special event to share the insight of sake culture. On that day, y...

  • Kansai Tourism Bureau

    [Coverage information] G20 Osaka Summit Press Tour – Kobe City & Kyoto by the sea-

    *This event is only for foreign media. [Summary] This year on 6/28 and 6/29, The G 20 Summit meeting will be held in Osaka. Leaders from established and emerging nations will gather together to discuss stable economic development and how to establish long lasting economic success. The Ministry of Tourism meeting will be held in Hokkaido however, the Osaka summit venue, has a number of ...

  • Global Landscapes Forum

    [Media Advisory] GLF Kyoto 2019

    The latest report from the IPCC tells us the window of action to keep global warming below 2°C is narrowing quickly. To understand the steps we must take to prevent that, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Kyoto will bring together some of the world’s leading figures in climate action for the first-ever GLF in East Asia.   Former Irish President and U.N. High Commissioner Mary Robinson...

  • 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...

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