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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  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    TOKYO Sports Legacy Vision: Build on the accomplishments of the Tokyo 2020 Games to realise Tokyo’s Sports Legacy

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce the release of the TOKYO Sports Legacy Vision today. The Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 were delivered in the summer of 2021 thanks to the cooperation of the citizens of Tokyo, Japan and all stakeholders involved, in overcoming the challenges of being the first Games ever to be postponed. Through the Games, many legac...

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

    Call for Nominations for the 38th (2022) International Prize for Biology

    The International Prize for Biology was instituted in April of 1985 by the Committee on the International Prize for Biology. From its establishment, the Prize has commemorated the 60-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biological research. Now it also pays tribute to the Emperor Emeritus, who has striven for many years to advance the study of gobioid fish taxonomy, while co...

  • The Reconstruction Agency

    Invitation to Online Tour TSUNAGARU TOHOKU Iwate & Miyagi, and Fukushima

     March 11 marked the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The Reconstruction Agency will hold two online tours: a tour of Iwate & Miyagi prefectures, as well as a tour of Fukushima Prefecture, to promote understanding of the current state of reconstruction in the three disaster-affected prefectures.  The main theme of the Iwate & Miyagi tour is recovery from damage caus...

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Government

    [Register NOW] NPT Review Conference Side-Event webinar (Jan 5 2022)

    NPT Review Conference Side-Event 2022 'UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AROUND NUCLEAR RISK PERCEPTION & DETERRENCE' (Jan 5, 2022 23h00-24h30 JST) Hiroshima Prefecture and the Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe) will hold a webinar 'Understanding Different Perspectives Around Nuclear Risk Perception & Deterrence' on January 5, 2022, as a side-event of the 10th NPT Revi...

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Government

    Public Webinar and Press Conference of the Hiroshima Round Table 2021 (Dec.22 & 24)

    Please join us for the Hiroshima Round Table 2021, a public webinar and press conference which will be hosted by the Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe). *The Hiroshima Round Table is a conference to discuss nuclear disarmament and arms control in East Asia. For more information on the latest conference, please refer to the link below:

  • JTB Communication Design, Inc.


    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • The Asahi Glass Foundation

    Video Interviews Released of 2021 Blue Planet Prize Winners

    The Asahi Glass Foundation, chaired by Takuya Shimamura and located in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, has released, on its special website, video interviews of the winners of the 2021 Blue Planet Prize, an international award to recognize the contribution in the resolution of global environmental problems ( This year’s winners are Professor Veerabhad...

  • National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

    Announcing the Publication of NIES Annual Report 2021

    Announcing the Publication of NIES Annual Report 2021 NIES Editorial Board Office (Planning Office, Environmental Information Department) 1.      Overview NIES Annual Report 2021 is the official record of activities at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020: April 2020 to March 2021), and introduces our institute and its research outcome...

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Government

    [Application Open] Hiroshima Round Table 2021 Public Webinar ‘NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT’ (Dec.22)

    The Hiroshima Organization for Global Peace (HOPe) will hold a public webinar “Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Hiroshima Prefecture’s Joint Research Report ‘NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT’” at the Hiroshima Round table 2021. Please join us for the public webinar as well as share this application guide through your own media! *The Hiroshima Round Table ...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2021 and Call for Participants

    Based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the City of London Corporation concerning the exchange and cooperation, which was concluded in December 2017 (*), the Green Finance Seminar is to be organized jointly by TMG and the British Embassy in Japan. For the fourth time this year, we are planning to include in the program a keynote speech by ...

  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Japan Office

    WIPO SME Symposium on 2 and 3 December 2021

    World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Japan Office will be organising an online symposium under the theme of “IP for Innovation in the Global Age”. The event will explore IP roles and strategies from perspectives of “global competitiveness”, “open innovation” and “SDGs”. As Japan is about to enter into the second decade since the enactment of Intellectual Property Basic Act, we stand ...

  • Saitama Prefecture

    11/20, 21 Saitama WABI SABI Festival 2021

    In Saitama Prefecture located just north of Tokyo, traditional culture such as bonsai and kimono continue to flourish. The Saitama WABI SABI Festival 2021 offers the opportunity to experience these elements of Japanese culture from Saitama. The stage events will be recorded and uploaded into an archive, so you can enjoy watching in person or from overseas.   【Overview】 Event: Saitam...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    Announcing the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision 2.0: Realizing a Sustainable Recovery and Working Toward Becoming a World-Leading Global Financial City

    In order to properly respond to major changes in the environment surrounding international finance, as well as to fully establish Tokyo’s position as a leading global financial city, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is proud to announce plans for a revision of the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, originally established in November 2017. As part of these efforts, we announced a r...

  • Ministry of the Environment

    [COP26] 11/10 Fukushima Regeneration and Decarbonization Online Seminar/Japan Pavilion

    26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) The introduction of efforts toward Fukushima Regeneration and Decarbonization in Japan Pavilion At the venue of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) which will be held in Glasgow UK, from 31 October (Sun) to November 12 (Fri) of 2021, the Ministry of the Environment i...

  • Shiga Prefecture

    【An online press conference by the governor of Shiga Prefecture】World’s leading area of longevity: Boasting Japan’s highest increase rate in life expectancy ” Secrets for longevity and health in Shiga Prefecture and tourism strategy after the COVID-19 pandemic”

        ■ Shiga Prefecture, which has the highest life expectancy for males in Japan, has also recorded the highest increase rate of life expectancy for both males and females in Japan for the past 40 years. What public-private initiatives have enabled Shiga Prefecture to achieve the highest life expectancy in Japan? ■ What tourism strategy does Shiga Prefecture aim to pursue under...

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