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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  • Kumamoto Prefecture

    漫画『ONE PIECE』の主人公・ルフィの像が熊本県庁プロムナードに完成!!

  • Shimizu Corporation

    [Media Invitation] Invitation to Tour a Construction Site Employing Robots

    For Media Members     Shimizu Corporation is employing the Shimz Smart Site, next-generation production system, for construction at the job site for the karaksa hotel grande Shin-Osaka Tower, a high-rise hotel being built in Shin-Osaka. Multiple robots are being used to handle part of the work in collaboration with workers. Three types of robots have been introduced at the site: Robo-C...

  • Shizuoka Prefecture

    Shizuoka’s Attraction Publicity Project in “Japonismes 2018”

    The Shizuoka Prefectural Office is going to carry out the release of ‘Shizuoka Culture’, ’Shizuoka Craftsmanship’ and ‘Shizuoka Cuisine’ in Paris, in accordance with “Japonismes 2018”, commemorates the 160 years of friendship between Japan and France. The theme of the project is “Mt. Fuji and Tokaido (an old route connecting Edo to Kyoto)”. A variety of attractions will be presented.   J...

  • National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

    Announcing the Publication of NIES Annual Report 2018

    Announcing the Publication of NIES Annual Report 2018   NIES Editorial Board Office (Planning Office, Environmental Information Department) 1. Overview NIES Annual Report 2018 is the official record of activities at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 2017: April 2017 to March 2018), and introduces our institute and its research outc...

  • Nerima City

    【Media Invitation】The Urban Agriculture World Summit Pre-Event to be held in Nerima

    Schedule: November 23rd (Fri., national holiday), – November 25th (Sun.), 2018 Venue: Nerima Citizens Industrial Plaza in Coconeri(1-17-1, Nerima, Tokyo), Heisei Tsutsuji Park (Azalea Park) (1-17-6, Nerima, Tokyo)and other sites URL: In November 2019, we host the Urban Agriculture World Summit, so that...

  • Chiba Prefecture

    【Press Preview】Makuhari New City, Home of the World’s First Fully Automated Plant Factory and an Olympic and Paralympic Event Venue

    *This tour is for foreign press only. *This tour is planned and operated by Chiba Prefecture, with the FPCJ providing assistance with registration.      Chiba Prefecture will be holding a tour for the foreign press to introduce new efforts in Makuhari New City.  Makuhari is a district in Chiba Prefecture made by reclaiming land from Tokyo Bay, and seven events will be held ...

  • Oita Prefecture

    Information Exchange with Embassy Staff Members Ahead of 2019 Rugby World Cup

    Oita Prefecture is located in Japan’s “gateway to Asia,” northeast Kyushu, and is an attractive region blessed with plentiful tourism resources. Even with Japan as a whole being famous for its hot springs, Oita is known as the No. 1 hot springs prefecture in Japan, with the most spring sources and highest flow volume in the country. Last year, 7.35 million people stayed overnight in Oita, of w...

  • Kobe City

    PR Video of Kobe from Andres Iniesta! -25th Anniversary of Sister City Relations between Kobe and Barcelona-

    25th Anniversary of Sister City Relations between Kobe and Barcelona PR Video of Kobe from Andres Iniesta! Kobe and Barcelona signed an agreement to become sister cities in 1993, and have since conducted many exchange activities in culture, music and sports.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of our sister city relationship. To commemorate this anniversary, we produced a PR...

  • Meiji University

    The National Palace Museum of Taiwan is currently exhibiting 35 works of visual illusion by Professor Kokichi Sugihara, Director of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)

    It is a long exhibition that will run for a period of 17 months from Thursday, September 20, 2018 to Sunday, February 23, 2020. Professor Sugihara won first prize (highest award) at the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2018 for his work on illusory research. This special exhibition features a collection of jade made from the Warring States period to the Han Dynasty (475 BCE-220 CE), works of...

  • International High Speed Rail Association

    [Press Invitation] International High Speed Rail Association (IHRA) Forum 2018 & Shinkansen Tour (Nov. 7-9)

    International High Speed Rail Association (IHRA) is a global organization, aiming to contribute to the global development of safe and efficient high-speed rail and establish an international standard based on the principle of ‘Crash Avoidance’. (   IHRA will hold its bi-annual international forum in November 7-9th at Fukuoka, where we are delighted to invite you to a...

  • AEON Environmental Foundation

    MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

    The AEON Environmental Foundation (Chairman: Takuya Okada, Honorary Chairman and Adviser of AEON Co., Ltd.) announced today that it will hold an award ceremony on Wednesday, 31 October, for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018. Prior to the ceremony, a press conference will be held as shown below.   The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity was established in 2010 at the 10th Meeting of the Co...

  • Matsumoto City


    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    [Press Invitation] “The 38th Japan Sake Tasting Competition” (October 26)

    The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association (based in Minato, Tokyo; Chairman Shigeyuki Shinohara) will be holding “The 38th Japan Sake Tasting Competition” on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa. Eligible participants are amateurs. The representatives for each prefecture who got through the prefecture-level preliminaries will compete with each other for the position o...

  • Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    [Press Invitation] 1st Honkaku Shochu and Awamori Cocktail Competition

    The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association (based in Minato, Tokyo; Chairman Shigeyuki Shinohara) will be holding the Honkaku Shochu and Awamori Cocktail Competition, the first such competition using the “kokushu” (national spirits) of Japan, honkaku shochu and awamori, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Asakusa View Hotel. The goal of this competition is to use the familiar cocktail to ...

  • KYOCERA Corporation

    KYOCERA Group to Exhibit Innovative Technologies and Products at CEATEC JAPAN 2018 Tradeshow Oct. 16-19

    The Kyocera Group will be exhibiting featured products and technologies at CEATEC JAPAN 2018— one of Asia’s largest tradeshows for cutting-edge IT and electronics — from October 16-19 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex (Chiba pref., Japan).   Based on the booth concept of “Realizing a future with IoT for human-beings and for society” the Kyocera Group will showcase va...

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