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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  • Nihon Onkyo Engineering Co., Ltd.

    Press Tour Notice: Experience “Acoustic Grove System (AGS)”

    **This press tour is only for foreign media and embassies.**   [About the Event]  This event has been created for those who want to hear their favorite music on the best and finest Japanese sound system.   Nihon Onkyo Engineering Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s leading companies that designs sound related. On October 27th (Friday), we will invite to our laboratory in Chiba Prefecture ...

  • Meiji University

    “Local Meijiros” Take Flight in All 47 Prefectures!

    As part of celebrations to mark Meijiro’s 10th birthday, the official university mascot, Meiji University created a different version of Meijiro for each of Japan’s 47 prefectures.   Meijiro, the official mascot of Meiji University, is based on the motif of an owl, known as the “wise creature of the forest.” It features school color bluish purple wings and large eyes that see far into the dis...

  • Shizuoka Prefecture Tokyo Office

    Shizuoka Press Tour

    Date of tour: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Organizer: Shizuoka Prefecture Tokyo Office *This press tour is for the foreign media. Wasabi is an essential ingredient of Japanese cuisine, and clean water is essential for wasabi’s cultivation. Shizuoka Prefecture, which looks up at the nearby Mount Fuji, a World Heritage site, and has abundant clean water, is the birthplace of wasabi cultivat...

  • Chiba Prefecture

    【Press Preview】Visit Japan’s Largest Floating Mega Solar Power Plant on a Dam Reservoir

    *This press event is for foreign press only. *This event is organized and sponsored by Chiba Prefecture, with the FPCJ handling applications.   This press event will introduce a project to install and operate a floating mega-solar power plant at the Yamakura Dam in Chiba Prefecture, with the largest production capacity of its type in Japan, as an example of renewable energy initiativ...

  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

    Notice: Press Tour for Tokushima Indigo Dyeing

    Tokushima City and JETRO Tokushima will hold a press tour in this October to provide foreign media in Japan with the opportunities to experience historical Tokushima Indigo dyeing or “Awa-Ai”, through visiting local Indigo dyeing companies, having interest in expanding their products worldwide. You will also be able to try the actual dyeing process on your own. This will surely be a spectacular...

  • OG Wellness Technologies Co., Ltd

    Coverage of New Assisted-bathing system to be unveiled at Int’l Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition (H.C.R. 2017)

    As the aging society progresses, demand is growing for a bathing equipment for use by care recipients such as bedridden and wheelchair-bound bathers. Rehabilitation equipment manufacturer OG Wellness Technologies Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Okayama, Japan; President & Managing Director: Mr. Hiroshi Okuda) has successfully developed a new Shower Bath model for use by care recipients, which will...

  • Meiji University

    Just released: “Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” a new video series showcasing Meiji’s world-class research!

    The videos make the results of our university’s cutting-edge research, which aims to contribute to society, easily accessible to and engaging for a broad general audience, rather than simply to other researchers. They combine animation and explanations by the researchers themselves, paired with catchy music and narration to create highly ingenious and attractive movies. Meiji University’s int...

  • Setouchi city, Okayama Prefecture

    The Video ‘Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword’ took the world by surprise!

    Setouchi city would be pleased to welcome journalists who wish to come visit and cover what Setouchi has to offer. English, Spanish and French speaking staffs are available. Please send an email to the address provided below.   Setouchi city is located in the south east part of Okayama prefecture. Around half of the existing swords were made around this area, the city being thus dubbed '...

  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan

    English version of Manga: Nasubi no Gimon—Food Edition is Available!

    Thank you again for your kind support after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011. After six years, people in the areas affected by this catastrophic event are working together for reconstruction and revitalization, as well as environmental remediation, along with the national, prefectural and local governments.   The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has been publicly communi...


    Press Event Notice: FOOMA JAPAN 2017 Press Tour

    Date: June 14 (Wed), 2017 9:30-12:00 Organizer: FOOMA JAPAN Secretariat *This press tour is only for foreign media.   FOOMA JAPAN(INTERNATONAL FOOD MACHINERY & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION)is a largest comprehensive trade show for food machinery and food processing technologies in Asia. It is held in Tokyo Big Sight and draws 100,000 visitors each year from all over the world. In 2017 it ...

  • World of Engay-Foods

    Symposium on “Japanese Engay (easy-to-swallow)-foods” to support a super aging society

    The Engay-Foods Symposium for foreign media and embassies will be held on February 3, 2017 (Fri.). As the first super aging society, Japan faces increasing numbers of patients with swallowing disorders (dysphagia) due to aging and disease. Because dysphagia limits the foods that can be eaten, it can be accompanied by problems such as aspiration pneumonia, undernutrition, dehydration and depriva...

  • Foreign Press Center Japan

    Press Release Listing Service Begins

    -Press Release Listing Service Begins Foreign Press Center Japan (Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo; President Kiyotaka Akasaka; FPCJ below) will be starting a new Press Release Listing Service. The FPCJ will list press releases from local and national government bodies, universities, businesses, and other organizations that want to release information targeting a foreign audience, on its website ...

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