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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  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] Publication of Tokyo Green Biz “Tokyo Metropolitan Government Greenery Initiatives”

    The TMG is promoting “Tokyo Green Biz”. Looking 100 years into the future, this new green project aims to further enhance the value of our city’s greenery, bringing a sense of ease and calm to daily life, and to pass down our green spaces to future generations with the cooperation of Tokyo residents.   We are pleased to announce the publication of "Tokyo Metropolitan Government Greener...

  • National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

    Environmental Studies Annual Report 2023 published by the National Institute for Environmental Studies

    NIES Editorial Board Office (Public Relations Office, Planning Division) 1.Overview NIES Annual Report 2023 is the official record of activities at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022: April 2022 to March 2023), and introduces our institute and its research outcomes for this period for the reference of interested parties, both in Japan and o...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

    [JNTO] Off the Beaten Path: Discover the Secrets of Japan’s Regional Culture

    Japan is made up of 47 prefectures and many of them are still waiting to be discovered by foreign travelers. Enjoy diverse tourism experiences focused on lesser-explored areas that connect visitors to the nation’s soul through regional cultural centers. From pop-culture facilities to heritage sites and ancient custodians of traditional customs where people can learn about Japanese history, art,...

  • Foreign Press Center Japan

    Notice of Updated Fees for Press Release Distribution and Listing Service (as of February 1, 2024)

    Thank you for using the Press Release Distribution and Listing Service.   Considering various circumstances such as the recent inflation, we have updated our fees for the Press Release Distribution and Listing Service for the first time since 2017. As of February 1, 2024, the service will be provided using these new fees.   Along with the updated fees, the Press Release Distribut...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

    [JNTO] Japan Tourism Topics

    1.      A Unique Adventure in a World of Ice at Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU’s Ice Village, Hokkaido Among the stunning nature of Hokkaido, Hoshino Resorts TOMAMU offers a wide range of winter activities, like skiing, snowboarding, and much more to celebrate the season. Ice Village will continue until March 14th, 2024, depending on the weather. It provides a fantastical wonderland made of ice featur...

  • Soka Gakkai International

    Soka Gakkai International Promotes Meaningful Youth Engagement At COP28

    Representatives of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) who participated in the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, joined global youth in their call for meaningful inclusion in climate policy processes and for greater representation of youth from conflict-affected areas, Indigenou...

  • Arts Council Tokyo

    “Art as Catalyst” Opens Friday, December 15 2023 Co-Creative Transformation of Tokyo Inspiring creativity and stimulating “diverse interactions”  through art, technology, and design

    In partnership with Linz (Austria)- based cultural institute Ars Electronica, Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT] operating bodies Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) are holding a pop-up exhibition “Art as Catalyst” at Yurakucho Station’s SusHi Tech Square from Friday, December 15 through Sunday, December 24, 2023. <In...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] “Invest Tokyo 2024 in NYC”

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce “Invest Tokyo 2024 in NYC”! An event to be held in New York City, we will be promoting our startup policies, such as SusHi Tech Tokyo and other measures, with the aim of stoking interest and encouraging overseas startups to enter the Tokyo market. Part of the TMG’s mission to make Tokyo the “leading city of choice” for startups, ...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

    [JNTO] In Search of Nature’s Bounty: Japanese Gastronomy Tourism Expands the Mind and Delights the Tastebuds

    Japan’s islands stretch for thousands of kilometers from north to south, blessing the country with a wide variety of climates that foster diverse food cultures - each of which boasts a fascinating history. The bounty of the nation’s mountains, valleys, rivers, and seas differs from region to region, giving tourists myriad opportunities to get to the heart of Japan through their stomachs. That’s...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] Business Operators Selected for Energy Creation and Storage Promotion Fund

    In the face of the twin climate and energy crises, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been developing a green finance scheme to financially support the necessary structural reforms to improve energy self-sufficiency and accelerate decarbonization. As part of this initiative, the TMG has been formulating the “Energy Creation and Storage Promotion Fund” with the aim of establishing a finance ...

  • Chuo University

    American Eel as an Emerging Consumer Target -Imports of American Eel Fry for Aquaculture to East Asia Reach All-Time High

    Research led by Hiromi Shiraishi, researcher at Chuo University, indicated a steep rise in the importation of American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) live fry to East Asia for aquaculture purposes. This surge poses a potential threat to the already endangered species, further depleting the resources of this species. Japan relies on imports for two-thirds of its eel consumption and it is believed that ...

  • Warehouse TERRADA

    TERRADA ART AWARD 2023 Finalist Exhibition in January 2024 – Five Finalists to Show Their Artworks in Warehouse Venue in Tokyo

    (Tokyo, Japan) Warehouse TERRADA will hold TERRADA ART AWARD 2023 Finalist Exhibition at our event space from January 10th* (Wed) until January 28th (Sun), 2024. (* Limited access for invitational guests only on January 10th) TERRADA ART AWARD is one of the most notable contemporary art awards in Asia and aims to support emerging artists. To discover artists who can play an active role on th...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

    [JNTO] Japan Tourism Topics

    1. Newly Opened-Princess Mononoke-themed Area in Ghibli Park, Aichi Located in Nagakute, Aichi, Ghibli Park offers a journey into the world of Studio Ghibli and has already attracted many customers. Recently it added a new area. Anime fans worldwide rejoice as about 25 years after the film's release, Mononoke Village is set on November 1st, 2023. This area features a hands-on learning center, ...

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Japan Office

    Transforming the Future of Energy with International IP Symposium -For the sustainable society- November 22, 2023, starting at 16.00 (JST), Online

    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. WIPO Japan Office will hold an online symposium on November 22nd, to explore the role of intellectual property in the energy industry and realizing the SDGs which are increasingly important subjects in recent years. Intellectual property plays a very important role in business. Understanding and ut...

  • Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

    Nov. 17 Hybrid Symposium: Innovations to Enhance the Resilience of Tropical Forests and Sustainability of the Forest Industry

    The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) will hold the JIRCAS International Symposium 2023 entitled "Innovations to enhance the resilience of tropical forests and sustainability of the forest industry" on Friday, November 17, 2023, both on-site (United Nations Univ.) and online webinar. In recent years, there has been a growing international debate on the ne...

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