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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  • NIES

    National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Press Release

    Global and local degradation of coral reefs and macroalgal beds can have ecosystem-wide impacts on biodiversity, ecological functioning, ocean resources and biogeochemical cycle. However, recently reported community shifts from temperate macroalgae to tropical corals offer conservation potential for corals at the expense of macroalgae under climate warming. Although such community shifts are sp...

  • City of Yokohama

    Pikachu Outbreak! Press Invitation

    Pikachu Outbreak! Press Invitation   The City of Yokohama, in partnership with The Pokémon Company, has held the city-wide event Pikachu Outbreak! for four years in a row.   This year, the fifth year for this event, parades and shows will be held at locations throughout the Minato Mirai area during both the day and in the evening.   This press event will cover two events th...

  • Sawakami Opera Foundation

    【Media Invitation】Open-Air Opera “TOSCA” at Nagoya-Castle

    Japan Opera Festival, hosted by Sawakami Opera Foundation, has held at all the places of Japan every year from 2015. The most distinctive feature of the festival is Open-Air Opera at the special stage of Japanese historical structures (most of them are national treasures) like Himeji-Castle (Hyogo), and Heijyo-kyo Daigokuden (Nara).  This year, the stage of the festival is going to be Nago...

  • 公益社団法人 日本グラフィックデザイナー協会


    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • Meiji University

    【Press Inivitation】Prof. Kokichi Sugihara, Director of Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS), will dedicate his optical illusion work to Isonokami Futsumitama Shrine

    *For details, check the page below:   Situated in Akaiwa City, Okayama, Isonokami Futsumitama Shrine will commemorate 350 years since its re-establishment in 1669 by order of the domain lord Ikeda Mitsumasa. Taking this opportunity, an optical illusion work created by Professor Kokichi Sugihara (Director, MIMS) wil...

  • Mobile mosque project planning committee

    Mobile Mosque Project Debut Ceremony Invitation (July 23 at Toyota Stadium)

    Heartfelt Hospitality Toward Muslim Society Debut of a “Mobile Mosque” featuring 48㎡ for Worship Space 50 Individuals Can Perform Salat (Worship) at Toyota Stadium Mobile Mosque Project Debut Ceremony Invitation Monday, July 23, 15:30 The mobile mosque project planning committee (, has been developing portable mosques to show hospitality toward Muslims.   ...

  • 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...

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