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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  • Jiji Press

    1/31 FinCity Global Forum (The “Inflection Point” of an International Financial City)

    We are pleased to announce the hosting of the "FinCity Global Forum 2024 - The 'Inflection Point' of an International Financial City," designed for financial professionals. FinCity.Tokyo has directed its efforts toward enhancing Tokyo's appeal as a financial market, striving to establish it as a world-class global financial city. A pivotal element of this initiative lies in increasing the sophi...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

    [JNTO] Japan Tourism Topics

    1.      Unveiling Hokkaido's Newest Landmark: Hotel Sosei Sapporo MGallery, Opening its Doors in January 2024 MGallery is one of the premium hotel brands of Accor, the world’s leading hotel group. It is a distinctive collection of hotels where captivating stories unfold and are shared. Situated in the Sosei East area adjacent to the Sapporo Factory, a commercial complex located on the site of ...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] Enter the Metaverse and Experience an Amazing New Tokyo! The Virtual Edo-Tokyo Project!

    SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024, bringing together Tokyo’s innovation creators to share their solutions for urban growth and sustainability, is scheduled to begin this spring. To lead up to this event, which promotes Sustainable High City Tech Tokyo (SusHi Tech Tokyo) and the creation of sustainable new value, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to launch the "Virtual Edo-Tokyo Project", using...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] Announcing the Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2024: Supporting London’s Overseas Asset Managers to Enter the Tokyo Market

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce the joint hosting of the “Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2024” together with the City of London. This will mark our 8th seminar and focus on the asset management industry. Tokyo is promoting initiatives to contribute to the growth of Japan and Asia as a whole through "sustainable growth" by bring about the fusion of finance and...

  • The Reconstruction Agency

    Award Ceremony for the Japanese Essay Competition for  Non-Japanese Nationals on the Theme of “The Fukushima in My Heart”

    Date & Time: Monday, December 4, 2023 Venue: Reconstruction Agency Press Conference Room Best Essay Prize Presented to Ms. Eranga Lakmini Gunasinghe (Sri Lanka) “Thank you, Fukushima, for giving me a dream!” Participation of Nine Award Winners in a Tour to Experience Fukushima’s Culture and Survey the Current Status of Disaster Recovery The Reconstruction Agency hosted a Japanese...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] Invest Tokyo 2024 for India: Opportunities in Tokyo for Indian Startups

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce “Invest Tokyo 2024 for India”, an on-line event for Indian startups. The event is part of the TMG SusHi Tech initiatives to attract global innovators to Tokyo and leverage new technology, ideas and know-how to find sustainable solutions to the world’s urban challenges. Together with innovators in India’s thriving startup ecosyste...

  • Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.

    [Press Conference for Overseas Media] (Fifth) Update on the Status of the Discharge of ALPS Treated Water into the Sea and Decommissioning Work at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (TEPCO Holdings, Inc.)

     On Tuesday, January 16, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) will hold a press conference for overseas media to give an update on the status of the discharge of ALPS treated water into the sea and decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, provided by Chief Decommissioning Officer and the Chief Officer for ALPS Treated Water Management.     Durin...

  • 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, ...

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