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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 firstname.lastname@example.org Goska Bonnaveira, IUCN Media Relations, m +41 792760185, email email@example.com [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...
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Notice: Press Tour for Tokushima Indigo Dyeing
Tokushima City and JETRO Tokushima will hold a press tour in this October to provide foreign media in Japan with the opportunities to experience historical Tokushima Indigo dyeing or “Awa-Ai”, through visiting local Indigo dyeing companies, having interest in expanding their products worldwide. You will also be able to try the actual dyeing process on your own. This will surely be a spectacular...
OG Wellness Technologies Co., Ltd
Coverage of New Assisted-bathing system to be unveiled at Int’l Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition (H.C.R. 2017)
As the aging society progresses, demand is growing for a bathing equipment for use by care recipients such as bedridden and wheelchair-bound bathers. Rehabilitation equipment manufacturer OG Wellness Technologies Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Okayama, Japan; President & Managing Director: Mr. Hiroshi Okuda) has successfully developed a new Shower Bath model for use by care recipients, which will...
Just released: “Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” a new video series showcasing Meiji’s world-class research!
The videos make the results of our university’s cutting-edge research, which aims to contribute to society, easily accessible to and engaging for a broad general audience, rather than simply to other researchers. They combine animation and explanations by the researchers themselves, paired with catchy music and narration to create highly ingenious and attractive movies. Meiji University’s int...