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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  • The 34th National Cultural Festival – Niigata 2019, The 19th Niigata National Arts and Culture Festival for Persons with Disabilities, Niigata Cultural Festival Executive Committee

    Japan’s Greatest Cultural Festival! (Sep.15-Nov.30, 2019)

    *Click PDF to see "Main Event Leaflet" Event Period: Sept. 15, 2019 (Sun.) to Nov. 30, 2019 (Sat.)(77 days) Venue During the festival, various cultural events will be held in different parts of Niigata Prefecture. The National Cultural Festival The National Cultural Festival aims to increase opportunities for citizens to participate in cultural activities, and to of p...

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Government

    High School Students from 32 countries and regions present Hiroshima Declaration about Nuclear Abolition and Peace-building

      The Hiroshima Prefectural Government hosted the 4th Hiroshima Junior International Forum from Tuesday August 20th through Friday August 23rd, including at the International Conference Center Hiroshima in Hiroshima City. The goal of the event is to spread a message of peace overseas, deepen mutual understanding, and train the next generation human resources while advancing Hiroshima as a...

  • G20 Aichi Nagoya Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Promotion Council

    1st Aichi-Nagoya Press Tour

    [Theme] <Understanding Aichi-Nagoya, an area where traditional techniques continue to be used and the manufacturing industry thrives in the global market> The next goal of CHUBU Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, the gateway to the Chubu region Strategy of Japan’s first international convention and exhibition center directly connected to the international airport Artisans’ sk...

  • Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition

    Discussion Panel at TICAD7: Contribution of Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai, Japan for African Countries

    As an official side-event to the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), where African heads of state gather, the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition will hold a discussion panel to provide African government officials and other attendees with a clear explanation of the importance of holding Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai. The event, titled Contribution of Expo2...

  • Public Call for Project Proposals Office for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL

    Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Public Call Adopted Projects Presentation Forum to be Held on August 27, 2019 at Spiral Hall, Tokyo

    Tokyo (August 19, 2019)-With less than one year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL’s key initiative, the Public Call for Project Proposals, kicks off from September. In 2018, a total of 2,436 proposals were submitted from Japan and overseas.  Thirteen proposals were selected and each will be implemented as part of the cultural program of the ...

  • ICOM Kyoto 2019

    25th General Conference of the International Council of Museums “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”(1 – 7 September 2019)

        During the week of 1–7 September, the city of Kyoto will welcome more than 3,000 museum professionals from around the world for ICOM Kyoto 2019, the 25th General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Every three years, this international organisation gathers the global museum community around a topic of crucial interest to facilitate cultural exchange, to ...

  • Meiji University

    Just released: New Promotional Video “Campus Is the World -Go Forward, Go Global -”

    Meiji University has released a new promotional video. This video is titled “Campus is the World - Go Forward, Go Global -,” and expresses the concept behind the establishment of the University, which is “To develop and produce talented people who can be active in the world,” in 1 minute 45 seconds. Also, with techniques such as aerial photography by drones, the video depicts an urban campus. ...

  • City of Yokohama

    Pikachu Outbreak! 2019 Press Invitation

    This year, the sixth year this event has been held, the main programs will be at night, with the Pikachus’ performance incorporating technology and the beautiful night scenery of Minato Mirai.   This press event will include coverage of a light performance  combining projection mapping and Pikachus wearing LED outfits. Enjoy this new style of show using digital technology.   1. Da...

  • Seikei University

    Database of train platform falls by persons with visual impairment has been published on website

    The purpose of this DB is to contribute to the prevention of falls by widely disseminating information regarding cases involving persons with visual impairment falling (or nearly falling) from train platforms in Japan. It is intended for use by interested parties such as rehabilitation workers, railway company employees, public safety officers, private citizens, and persons with visual impairme...

  • Meiji University

    Special Exhibition “Visible but Invisible! Forefront of 3D Illusion” (Jul.13-Sept.8@Meiji Univ. Museum)

    Meiji Institute for the Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences is an international research center on the subject of mathematical analysis of social and natural phenomena. One of the research themes is clarification of the familiar and mysterious phenomenon “illusion.” In this exhibition, the surprising trigger of the start of illusion research will be shown, what is illusion will be thought, ...

  • Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

    〈ICOM Kyoto 2019 Commemorative〉The Yamamura Collection: Gutai and the Japanese Avant-Garde in 1950s-1980s   Our greatest avant-garde art collection is on display for the first time in two decades! An exhibition so big we had to enlarge the display area specially for this occasion.      The Yamamura Collection is made up of avant-garde works of art from postwar Japan collected by Yamamura Tokutaro (1926–1986), an ent...

  • Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

    The applications for the 2nd Term of the FY2019 Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Grant will open on July 1, 2019

    Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) announces that the applications for the 2nd Term of the FY2019 Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Grant will open on July 1, 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 a life time ...

  • Japan Arts Council

    The Tsuzuri Project: The Art of Hokusai, reproduced from the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

    English page of this press release is not available, but you can check the details at the following page:

  • ICOM KYOTO 2019 OffICE

    Media Registration Now Open for the ICOM KYOTO 2019 (Sept. 1-7 @ Kyoto)

    We are thrilled to announce that media registration for "The 25th ICOM Conference ICOM KYOTO 2019" is now available! Registered press with appropriate credentials may cover all the programs at ICOM Kyoto free of charge. Please confirm the press guidelines below and send the registration form together with a photocopy of your press card or a letter from your editor assigning you the coverage of ...

  • 国立劇場 National Theatre, Tokyo

    Discover KABUKI ―外国人のための歌舞伎鑑賞教室―

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

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