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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  • Japan Cultural Heritage Regional Cooperative Association

    The Event Relay of Japan’s World Cultural Heritage Sites in 2020

    In time for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, the areas with the world cultural heritages will cooperate to hold the events in succession utilizing their own world heritages through the year. The operation committee is formed mainly by the members of  the world cultural heritage regional collaboration council (a general incorporated association) established in 2011. At this moment all 19 world c...

  • Tokyo Media Center Management Office

    The Tokyo Media Center Is Now Accepting Accreditation Card Applications

    The Tokyo Media Center (TMC) is a facility established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to serve as a media coverage base for domestic and international media during the Tokyo 2020 Games. As of today, it is now accepting accreditation card applications through the TMC official website. By obtaining an accreditation card, you can make use of the TMC’s workspace and other facilities during th...

  • Fukushima Medical University

    The 2nd International Symposium on the Fukushima Health Management Survey, focusing on thyroid and mental health (Feb. 2 and 3, 2020 in Fukushima)

    Fukushima, Japan―Fukushima Medical University’s Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey will hold its 2nd international symposium on February 2 and 3, 2020. Entitled, “Build Back Better, Together. Fukushima Health Management Survey updated, focusing on thyroid and mental health,” the symposium aims to promote understanding of the Health Management Survey a...

  • International Exchange Program Executive Committee for Disabled People’s Culture and Arts

    TOKYO 2020 & Japan Cultural Expo – Disabled People’s Arts and Culture Festival – Grand Opening –

    Organizers: National Network for Promoting Arts and Cultural Activities of Disabled People towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games         International Exchange Program Executive Committee for Disabled People’s Culture and Arts Host: Culture and Art Promotion Division, Department of Art and Sports, Shiga Prefectural Government Provided by: the event organizers (two organiza...

  • Miyazaki Prefecture

    “SHOCHU Mix Up 2020 ~The Future of Miyazaki Shochu”

    The prefecture of Miyazaki, Japan’s biggest shipper of authentic shochu for 5 consecutive years, will be holding an event called “SHOCHU Mix Up 2020 ~The Future of Miyazaki Shochu” produced by Shuzo Nagumo, Japan’s leading mixologist, - at PLUSTOKYO (Ginza 1 chome, Tokyo) on January 26, 2020, to explore further potential of Miyazaki’s authentic shochu. Currently, the popularity of distilled ...

  • GPlusMedia

    Kumano Region Named Japan’s No. 1 Travel Destination for 2020

    TOKYO — The ancient Kumano region — known as the “land of the gods” — topped the list of best places to travel in Japan for 2020 by readers of English-language website GaijinPot (   This is the site’s fourth-annual index of Top 10 Japan Travel Destinations for 2020 ( This year, Kumano’s unspoiled beauty, well-worn pilgrima...

  • Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture/ After-school Diversity Dance Executive Committee

    Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 “After-school Diversity Dance” Project Kicks Off

    Tokyo (December19, 2019) - The After-school Diversity Dance Executive Committee is pleased to announce “After-school Diversity Dance” which is organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo which allows children the opportunity to experience cultural diversity through dance in the run-up to 2020. The After-school Diversity Dance (ADD) is a project to cultivate children...

  • Tokyo International Forum Co., Ltd.

    [Media Invitation] Disseminating Japanese cultures in Japan and abroad “J-CULTURE FEST/Japan, Japanese Mentality and First Shrine Homage of the Year”

     Tokyo International Forum Co., Ltd. (Head office in Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO Kiyofumi Kamijo) is holding a two-day event for disseminating Japanese cultures to people in and outside Japan, “J-CULTURE Fest: Japan, Japanese Mentality and First Shrine Homage of the Year,” on January 2 (Thu) and January 3 (Fri), 2020.  The event allows visitors to enjoy a first-hand ...

  • 公益社団法人日本グラフィックデザイナー協会(JAGDA)

    ⾔葉を超えて広島の核兵器の悲惨さや平和の尊 さをビジュアルで訴える「ヒロシマ・アピール ズ」ポスター全22作が、広島市よりロー マ法王へ届けられました

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • Arts Council Tokyo

    Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Grant Final Open Call for Application

    (Tokyo) Nov 21 2019- Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) announces that the applications for the Final Term of the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Grant will open on Nov 21, 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 ...

  • Kawasaki City

    The Kawasaki Ukiyo-e Gallery – Saito Fumio Collection – Opens December 3, 2019

    Japanese Ukiyo-e influenced European artists such as Edouard Manet and Vincent Van Gogh and numerous works are housed at art museums overseas. Even today people all over the world continue to be fascinated by the art of Ukiyo-e. The “Kawasaki Ukiyo-e Gallery – Saito Fumio Collection”, featuring Ukiyo-e masterpieces that represent Japan, will open its doors on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. 【Wh...

  • University of Tokyo

    UTokyo and CIAS to launch, co-host Tokyo Forum 2019

     The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) and Chey Institute for Advanced Studies (CIAS) of South Korea will co-host Tokyo Forum 2019 at the University of Tokyo from Dec. 6-8. This new global forum brings together leaders from academia, government, business and nonprofit organizations from around the world, aiming to promote discussion and exchange of ideas on contemporary global challenges. Tokyo Foru...

  • Secretariat International KOGEI Award in Toyama

    Application for International KOGEI Award in Toyama now open! 【Application Deadline: January 10, 2020】

    Toyama Prefecture holds the International KOGEI Award in Toyama for people who are 50 years of age or younger and engaged in craft makings, such as artists, craftspeople, and designers. This award is newly held based on the achievement of the U-50 INTERNATIONAL HOKURIKU KOGEI (artisan crafts) AWARDS ( which was held as part of the International Hokuriku Crafts Summit ...

  • GPlusMedia

    GaijinPot Releases Nominees for Japan’s Top Travel Destinations in 2020

    Tokyo-based website publishes annual short list of best places to visit in Japan and asks readers to help with the final decision. TOKYO — GaijinPot Travel has released its list of nominees of best travel destinations in Japan for 2020. This year, GPlusMedia’s English-language site is asking readers to vote on its choices and help determine the final 10 locations to be ranked in order and ...

  • Nerima City

    【Media Invitation】Japan’s first Urban Agriculture World Summit in Nerima

    For the first time in Japan, we hold Urban Agriculture World Summit to be scheduled from Friday, November 29th to Sunday, December 1st in Nerima City, Tokyo. We cordially invite the farmers, researchers and public administrators from the following 5 overseas cities: New York, London, Jakarta, Seoul and Toronto. We also hold an international conference that consists of Breakout Session to be sch...

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