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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    Symposium in the R&D focus area “Designing a Sustainable Society through Intergenerational Co-creation” (Mar 2, 2018)

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • PACIFICO Yokohama

    Official and popular names decided for the new Minato Mirai MICE facility opening in spring 2020

    The new facility, including one of the largest multi-purpose halls in Japan, can respond to increasing demand in the MICE market. PACIFICO Yokohama (official name: Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama; location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan; President and Representative Director: Takashi Suzuki), one of the largest MICE*1 complexes in Japan, is delighted to announce that the official...

  • Ito City

    【Press Announcement】6th All-Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament in Ito Onsen

    Pillow fights are a normal part of school trips in Japan, when several students sleep in the same hotel room and start throwing pillows at each other. Known for its onsen (hot springs), Ito City in Shizuoka is the first place in Japan to turn pillow fights into a competitive sport. This unique event in which competitors can relieve stress by throwing pillows at each other is held in order to pr...

  • Miyazaki Prefecture

    [Notice] Shochu Nonjoruno Miyazaki in Tokyo 2018, Media Presentation and Tasting

    ****************************************** Time and Date: 16:30-18:00, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (Registration opens at 16:00) Location: Asakusa View Hotel, 4F (3-17-1 Nishiasakusa. Taito, Tokyo) ******************************************   Miyazaki Prefecture, located in the southeast of Kyushu, has ...

  • Kobe City


    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • NIRA Nippon Institute for Research Advancement

    Press Conference (Feb.5): Structural Reforms for Regional Revitalization in Japan

    =================================================================== Press Conference on Structural Reforms for Regional Revitalization in Japan                Dr. Tatsuo Hatta, one of the core supporters for regulatory reforms in Japan, and two other Japan’s              leading academics explain the key issues on structural reforms for regional revitalization in Japan. =============...

  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan

    The Ministry of the Environment to Cohost “Update Fukushima,” a Panel Discussion

    The Ministry of the Environment , Japan(MOEJ) will cohost a Panel Discussion “Update Fukushima”—Cheer Fukushima by Knowing It More and Sharing That Knowledge More, to be hosted by the Update Fukushima Executive Committee and held at the United Nations University’s U Thant International Conference Hall (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) on Saturday, February 10, 2018. While environmental recovery in Fukushima...


    POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. joins the MIT Media Lab Consortium

    POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. (Headquarters: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan; President: Kazuya Kugimaru) of the POLA ORBIS Group will join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab*1as a Consortium*2Lab Member (CLM) as part of a new mid-term management plan that looks toward the group’s approaching 100th anniversary in 2029. Becoming a CLM will spark creativity and ...

  • Toyama Prefecture

    Registration Closed【Lunch Presentation】Know and Taste the Wonders of Toyama Prefecture (Thu. February 1st)

    We have closed registration since there are no more openings available. Thank you!   - Date: Thu. February 1st from 11:00 to 13:00 (reception desk will open at 10:30) - Location: Toyama Hamasaku in the Nihonbashi Toyama (Nihonbashi Daiei Building 1F, 1-2-6 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo) ===============================================   -- “Know and Taste the Wonders o...

  • Toyama City, Toyama Television Broadcasting

    Notice: Toyama City Press Tour (Jan. 22, 2018)

    *This tour is targeted at foreign media   With the declining birthrate and aging population, increasing the number of permanent residents is a goal of regional cities throughout Japan. With nuclear families and households where both parents work now common, policies to assist families in raising children are an urgent issue for society as a whole, including businesses and local communiti...

  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan

    New Website Segment on Fukushima Environmental Remediation Updates Content, Offers Overseas TV Shows Produced with MOEJ Cooperation

    The MOEJ cooperates with the production of select broadcast programs aired overseas to help widely communicate correct information on Fukushima and eliminate misconceptions about the area. The ministry has added this new website segment to allow users to view such programs, free of charge. Specifically, the MOEJ has so far cooperated with the production of certain programs aired mostly in Sou...

  • Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

    PR Office for Public Call for Project Proposals for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) are proceeding a “Tokyo Cultural Program”(*1) in order to create a big wave to achieve a society based on arts and culture towards 2020 and hand it over to future generations.       This call, inviting innovative and creative plans and ideas involving m...

  • IUCN

    Unsustainable food systems threaten wild crop and dolphin species

    Embargoed until: 07:00 GMT (16:00 JST) 5 December 2017 -------------------------------------------- Elaine Paterson, IUCN Media Relations, t+44 1223 331128, email Goska Bonnaveira, IUCN Media Relations, m +41 792760185, email [In Japan] Cheryl-Samantha MacSharry, IUCN Media Relations, t+44 1223 331128, email samantha.macsharry@iucn...

  • University of Chicago

    Japanese Government Awards University of Chicago Economist Raaj Sah for Economic and Financial Policy Work

    Professor Raaj Sah has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, by the Government of Japan on behalf of the Emperor of Japan, for his analysis of economic and financial policies. He is Professor of Public Policy and Economics, at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy.   Conferred on behalf of the Emperor of Japan in Autumn 2017, the award ...

  • OG Wellness Technologies Co.,Ltd.

    OG Wellness will introduce cutting-edge care systems at MEDICA 2017 (Nov. 13-16/Dusseldorf, Germany)

    Cutting-edge Care Systems! creating “a society where people remain active throughout their whole lives”     OG Wellness (OG Wellness Technologies Co. Ltd., Headquarters: Okayama, Japan, President & Representative Director: Mr. Hiroshi Okuda) will be exhibiting at MEDICA 2017, the world’s largest medical industry trade fair, to be held from November 13-16, 2017 in Dusseldorf, G...

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