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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...
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 email@example.com Goska Bonnaveira, IUCN Media Relations, m +41 792760185, email firstname.lastname@example.org [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...
JR Central Announces “Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App”
JR Central and JR West released a new free smartphone app, the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App through which users may purchase tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo bullet train line, Japan’s main artery connecting Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and other destinations. Please download: https://smart-ex.jp/en/lp/app/ For travelers and businesspeople visit...
Tokyo Dome City
Takashi Amano NATURE AQUARIUM Exhibition will be held at Tokyo Dome City (Nov. 8 – Jan.14)
Takashi Amano NATURE AQUARIUM Exhibition will be held in Gallery AaMo, Tokyo Dome City http://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/aamo/exhibition/amanotakashi/ November 8th, 2017 to January 14th, 2018 Takashi Amano, popularized as “The Master of Aquascape,”will be featured in an exhibition showcasing his wildly unique and visionary series of aquariums where natural ecosystems are meticulously re...
[Notice] Press event “Science Centre World Summit 2017”
November 15 (Wed), 2017, 16:00 –18:45 ※This event is targeted at foreign media In a period from November 15th to 17th, Miraikan - the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo will host the Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS2017) where representatives of science centres from around the world will gather to discuss new roles science centres...
Niigata City and the Niigata International Food Award Foundation
[Notice] Niigata’s Food and Agriculture Presentation Session and Reception
Niigata City is famous throughout Japan as a production center of various agricultural products, including the most delicious rice in Japan. It is a treasure trove of food, with thriving food businesses that make full use of Niigata’s abundant produce. In 2014, the Japanese government designated Niigata City as an Agricultural Special Zone. This prompted Niigata City to invite companies to en...
Greek Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Event announcement: Meeting&Presentation with Alexis PAPAHELAS
The recent Austrian and German election results came as a surprise to many. Complex issues such as geopolitics, immigration and technology will increasingly dictate future developments worldwide. Mainstream analyses fall short in making sense of societal turmoil and small bubbles are making pockets of society – across the whole spectrum – more and more isolated from each other. Where will this ...
Nihon Onkyo Engineering Co., Ltd.
Press Tour Notice: Experience “Acoustic Grove System (AGS)”
**This press tour is only for foreign media and embassies.** [About the Event] This event has been created for those who want to hear their favorite music on the best and finest Japanese sound system. Nihon Onkyo Engineering Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s leading companies that designs sound related. On October 27th (Friday), we will invite to our laboratory in Chiba Prefecture ...
“Local Meijiros” Take Flight in All 47 Prefectures!
As part of celebrations to mark Meijiro’s 10th birthday, the official university mascot, Meiji University created a different version of Meijiro for each of Japan’s 47 prefectures. Meijiro, the official mascot of Meiji University, is based on the motif of an owl, known as the “wise creature of the forest.” It features school color bluish purple wings and large eyes that see far into the dis...
Shizuoka Prefecture Tokyo Office
Date of tour: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Organizer: Shizuoka Prefecture Tokyo Office *This press tour is for the foreign media. Wasabi is an essential ingredient of Japanese cuisine, and clean water is essential for wasabi’s cultivation. Shizuoka Prefecture, which looks up at the nearby Mount Fuji, a World Heritage site, and has abundant clean water, is the birthplace of wasabi cultivat...
【Press Preview】Visit Japan’s Largest Floating Mega Solar Power Plant on a Dam Reservoir
*This press event is for foreign press only. *This event is organized and sponsored by Chiba Prefecture, with the FPCJ handling applications. This press event will introduce a project to install and operate a floating mega-solar power plant at the Yamakura Dam in Chiba Prefecture, with the largest production capacity of its type in Japan, as an example of renewable energy initiativ...