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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  • PR office for the 2018 1000km long-distance relay “Ashita Eno Michi (Road to Tomorrow)”

    Fukushima press tour for foreign press (August 2, 2018 to Fukushima City – Naraha City)

    The “2018 1000km long-distance relay Ashita Eno Michi (Road to Tomorrow)” makes a connection between disaster areas by supporting recovery efforts through the power of sports.   Fukushima Prefecture press tour for foreign press   ■Date: August 2nd (Thu)    ■Location: Fukushima Prefecture (Fukushima City – Naraha City) --------------------------------------------------------------...

  • Tokyo International Viola Competition

    Winners of the 4th Tokyo International Viola Competition announced

    Tokyo International Viola Competition (TIVC) is the only international competition in Asia-Pacific exclusively for the viola. It was launched in 2009 as a part of Viola Space, a festival for viola founded in 1992 and dedicated to "celebrating the viola, introducing outstanding works and new works for viola, and promoting young artists". Please refer to the press release from April 24. https://f...

  • National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

    Mapping the resilience of chemosynthetic communities in hydrothermal vent fields around the western Pacific Ocean

    Mapping the resilience of chemosynthetic communities in hydrothermal vent fields around the western Pacific Ocean Hydrothermal vents support unique ecosystems populated by numerous species with unique adaptations. We aimed to determine the resilience of vent communities by investigating whether they are vulnerable or robust to natural disturbances, such as volcanic activity, and anthropog...


    MINATO Bosai Festa -Let’s experience “Bosai (disaster risk reduction)” in English and easy Japanese –

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


    [Press Event Notice] FOOMA JAPAN 2018

    *This press tour is only for foreign media.     FOOMA JAPAN 2018 International Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition is one of Asia's largest general trade shows focusing on “technology of food”. It includes all industries related to food, proposing “the rich future that food technologies lead to” by exhibiting cutting-edge technologies, products, services and more for automat...

  • PS Solutions Corp.

    Webinar Organized by the US Journal “Science” Sponsored by a Japanese Company for the First Time

    A 1st for a Japanese company--PS Solutions Corp. sponsored a webinar held by the peer-reviewed, comprehensive science magazine Science on May 23, 2018 (Wednesday local time). PS Solutions Corp. (hereafter PS Solutions, of Minato Ward, Tokyo; chairman & CEO Amane Kito) is a member of the Softbank Group. The theme of agriculture is also a first for this webinar, as is a speech being given by ...

  • Itako City

    The Bridal Boat and Iris Festival in Itako –The Traditional Japanese Bridal scene-

    The Suigo Itako Iris festival will be held from May 26 from to June 24 in the Suigo Itako Iris Garden. The Bridal boat is one of main events of the iris festival. This year 29 couples will participate in the bridal boat. About 50 years ago, the bridal boat was used to be usual ceremony of marriage in Itako. The bridal boat has reproduced as the most popular event of the iris festival since 19...

  • KYOCERA Corporation

    KYOCERA to Exhibit Cutting-Edge Devices, Systems and Concept Car at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2018

    The Kyocera Group will be exhibiting the company’s automotive technology innovations at the Automotive Engineering Exposition Yokohama 2018 ― one of the largest trade shows in Japan for automotive engineers ― from May 23 to 25 at the Pacifico Yokohama (Kanagawa pref., Japan).   The company’s booth will feature the theme “cutting edge automotive devices for safe, secure and comfortable dr...

  • Tokyo International Viola Competition

    The 4th Tokyo International Viola Competition to be held from May 26 to June 3, 2018

    “Viola Space 2018” – a festival for viola – hosts the 2018 edition of the triennial viola competition Contestants from 13 countries/regions selected Press conference to be held after the announcement of the final results, followed by a concert by the winners on the next day   From May 26 – June 3, 2018, Viola Space 2018 will host the 4th Tokyo International Viola Competition (T...

  • Soundrope LLC

    [Press Invitation] Visit our studio to see digital recordings turned into short runs of analog records

    According to an announcement by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) on annual recorded music production in 2017, the number of analog records manufactured rose 133% over the previous year to 1,060,000 units, a double-digit increase over four consecutive years. This marks the first time in 16 years that production numbers reached 1 million, an event heralding a revival of the anal...

  • Shimizu Corporation

    【Press Announcement】Construction Robot Laboratory Tours (April 23)

    As we fret over the large exodus of skilled technical workers, we seek to build a forward-thinking production system where autonomous robots outfitted with Shimizu's state-of-the-art technology collaborate with humans to carry forward construction projects. This ambition drives our development of construction robots. As part of this effort, we have opened a construction robot laboratory inside ...

  • NIES

    Global Warming Stimulates CO2 Emissions from Forest Soil in Shirakami-Sanchi

                   Globally, 360 Gt of CO2 is emitted from soils (soil respiration) and released to the atmosphere every year. About 70% of soil respiration is derived from decomposition of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) by soil microbiota (heterotrophic respiration). Heterotrophic respiration exponentially increases with increasing temperature; consequently, the carbon released t...

  • Food Chemicals Newspaper Inc.

    The 23rd International Food Ingredients & Additives Exhibition and Conference, The 16th Health Food Exposition & Conference!

    ********************************************** Date: May 16 (Wed.) to 18 (Fri.), 2018 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (East Hall 1・2 & Conference Tower) Organizer: Food Chemicals Newspaper, Inc. **********************************************   What is ifia JAPAN? Intern...

  • 株式会社シェアウィング

    お寺とベンチャー企業がタッグを組んだ お寺プロジェクト第2弾

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • Yumi Katsura International Co., Ltd

    BEYOND EAST & WEST (Event Report)

    Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship presented to the world at the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace (February 20, 2018) Event Report   Yumi Katsura International and its president, the fashion designer Yumi Katsura, held floor shows featuring 60 kimono and dresses created using traditional Japanese handicraft techniques. These shows help convey both in Japan and overseas the innovati...

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