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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  • Takaoka City

    Takaoka: A Town Representative of Japanese Craftsmanship Revives a 1300-year-old National Treasure

    ―― Applying the Advanced Techniques of a Casting Town with 400 Years of History to the Revival of a National Treasure ――   The East Tower (Tōtō) of Yakushi-ji Temple was built in the 8th century and has existed for more than 1300 years. This three-storied pagoda in the ancient capital of Nara is one of the most valuable cultural assets in Japan, designated by the government as a national...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization

    JNTO fully revamps Japan Online Media Center

    ● TOKYO, March 12, 2019 ? Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has fully revamped an online media library called “Japan Online Media Center” (provided in English). ● In addition to 14,000 downloadable photos and footages, new JOMC also provide these assets packaged with text data to facilitate media articles and coverages. ● Contents have been expanded with useful and convenient tools...

  • Fukushima Prefecture

    Lonely Planet Discover Nikko & Aizu Travel Guidebook Collaboration with a Non-Japanese Publisher

    Eight years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March, 11 2011. We would like to once again express our appreciation for the warm support we have received from the international community since the disaster.   In order to increase the number of international visitors to Nikko (in Tochigi Prefecture) and Aizu (in Fukushima Prefecture), and further develop cultural exchang...

  • Minato City

    A new multilingual AI chat service offers assistance on everyday life

    The service enables the City to respond to foreign residents’ queries in a timely manner; and by analyzing the queries received the service also enables the City to better understand what information foreign residents require and what they are seeking. This will assist the City in its ongoing efforts to develop measures and policies to meet the needs of foreign residents.   Users can acc...

  • Science Council of Japan

    [Media Invitation] Science Council of Japan: Science 20 (S20) Japan 2019

    Kindly note that Science Council of Japan is to hold the above forum on 6th March. Please refer below for the details; 1.Date&Venue:  6th March (Wed.) 2019 at Assembly Hall, Science Council of Japan      ① 09:30~13:30: Opening, Keynote speech and Panel discussion (open to press)     ② 15:00~16:45:Joint Statement Discussion (closed)     ③ 16:45~17:00:Joint Statement Adopt...

  • The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    【Press Invitation】Press Event: Honkaku Shochu & Awamori Trends (March 5)

    ============================================== 【Press Invitation】 Press Event: Honkaku Shochu & Awamori Trends FOODEX Japan 2019  A press event will be held for foreign media, so please join!  ============================================== The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association will have a booth at FOODEX Japan 2019, an international food and beverage exhibition, whi...

  • 内閣府日本学術会議

    「サイエンス20(S20)Japan 2019」に係る記者会見について

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

    Feb. 14 Roundtable & Feb.15 Symposium on Disruptive Inclusive Innovation (@GRIPS)

    I.  GRIPS Roundtable  Pioneering Across Borders: Venture Opportunities and Challenges for  Disruptive Inclusive Innovation Addressing Sustainable Development Goals   1. Abstract   By pioneering technological and business frontiers, venture innovators are at the forefront of disruptively  achieving “more for less for more.” The purpose of the roundtable discussion with ventu...

  • 東京大学公共政策大学院国際交通政策研究ユニット

    ITPUセミナー 「観光」の再構築~シン・観光を目指して~ のご案内


    A sleepless hotel?! The “MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO” is scheduled to open in Jinbocho in February, 2019.

    In February 2019, dot inc. is scheduled to open MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO, a hostel based on the theme “Sleepless Hotel” which provides its guests with an overnight experience enjoy art through manga. website:   As we approach 2020 when Japan and Tokyo will be attracting the entire world’s attention, we are opening “MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO", a place to provide a n...

  • Nara Prefectural Government

    < For the Media > The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards NARA FORUM 2019

    <For the Media> The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards NARA FORUM 2019   International Awards Recognizing Individuals and Organizations that Have Made Excellent Contributions in Cultural and Economic Fields in East Asia The 4th Award Ceremony and Commemorative Forum to be Held in Nara Prefecture     ■Forum Name: The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards NARA FORUM 2019 (For the latest pro...

  • 江戸まちたいとう芸楽祭実行委員会

    2019年1月6日 「江戸まち たいとう芸楽祭」 冬の陣開幕

    This press release is available in Japanese only.  

  • Kumamoto Prefecture

    漫画『ONE PIECE』の主人公・ルフィの像が熊本県庁プロムナードに完成!!

  • Shimizu Corporation

    [Media Invitation] Invitation to Tour a Construction Site Employing Robots

    For Media Members     Shimizu Corporation is employing the Shimz Smart Site, next-generation production system, for construction at the job site for the karaksa hotel grande Shin-Osaka Tower, a high-rise hotel being built in Shin-Osaka. Multiple robots are being used to handle part of the work in collaboration with workers. Three types of robots have been introduced at the site: Robo-C...

  • Shizuoka Prefecture

    Shizuoka’s Attraction Publicity Project in “Japonismes 2018”

    The Shizuoka Prefectural Office is going to carry out the release of ‘Shizuoka Culture’, ’Shizuoka Craftsmanship’ and ‘Shizuoka Cuisine’ in Paris, in accordance with “Japonismes 2018”, commemorates the 160 years of friendship between Japan and France. The theme of the project is “Mt. Fuji and Tokaido (an old route connecting Edo to Kyoto)”. A variety of attractions will be presented.   J...

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