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 Financial Award, Financial Innovation Category: Participants for the Support Program Have Been Selected!

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce that 5 local firms and 11 overseas firms have passed our initial review and have been selected as participants for the support program in the “Financial Innovation Category” of this year’s “Tokyo Financial Award”. For this year, TMG set 25 themes pertaining to B-to-C services and 5 themes pertaining to B-to-B services under the “...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    TMG to Establish a Business Consultation Center in Hong Kong as the First Overseas Contact Point for “Business Development Center Tokyo”

    As part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s (TMG) efforts to attract foreign companies to Tokyo, TMG is opening a new Business Consultation Center in Hong Kong, which will serve as a first overseas contact point for the “Business Development Center Tokyo” project. This project, which started in 2012, provides foreign companies with one-stop business support services. In 2017, additional serv...

  • Meiji University

    The Launch of “Step into Meiji University,” a Branded Website that Conveys the Appeal of Meiji University’s Ten Undergraduate Schools

    Meiji University launched “Step into Meiji University,” (https://www.meiji.ac.jp/stepinto/english/) a branded website designed to convey the appeal and unique features of each of its ten undergraduate schools on Tuesday, September 29.   This website was created with the goal of informing visitors about the unique features of the university’s undergraduate schools in a brief period of tim...

  • Japan Cultural Expo

    Japan Cultural Expo: Major Exhibits for 2020 –2021

    The Japan Cultural Expo is a nationwide event launched in 2019, showcasing the arts of Japan to audiences from all over the world. It has been timed to coincide with Japan’s hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2021 The Expo’s programming features cultural works from as far back as the Neolithic period to the present day under the overarching theme of “Humanity and Nature in Japan.” B...

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Public opinion survey finds majority of Japanese population support peacebuilding activities, including dialogue with armed groups: Invitation for online report launch/discussion with SPF and Conciliation Resources

    The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) and Conciliation Resources (CR) are pleased to invite you to an online launch event presenting two new publications on October 15, 2020, 18:00-20:00 JST. The results of a new public opinion survey, which found that the majority of the Japanese population support peacebuilding activities including dialogue with armed groups, will be presented alongside the lau...

  • Cabinet Secretariat

    Announcing the Launch of the Host Town Website

    October 2020 Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Cabinet Secretariat Announcing the Launch of the Host Town Website  We are pleased to announce the launch of Host Town Website with some of the latest information regarding the nation-wide movement of Host Town Initiative for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Informat...

  • Kōgei 2020: The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature

    Kōgei 2020: The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature – Private View – Sunday, September 20, 2020

    The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council, Tokyo National Museum, and the Yomiuri Shimbun are pleased to announce the “Kōgei 2020: The Art of Crafting Beauty from Nature”. The exhibition will be supported by the Japanese Government as part of Japan Cultural Expo, and will be held at the Hyokeikan gallery of Tokyo National Museum from September 21 to November 15, 2020. Prior to th...

  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

    MICHAËL BORREMANS MARK MANDERS: Double Silence

    First-ever museum pairing of the in-demand, internationally renowned artists hailing from Belgium and the Netherlands Exhibition title: MICHAËL BORREMANS MARK MANDERS: Double Silence Period: Saturday, September 19, 2020–Sunday, February 28, 2021 Closed: Mondays (except September 21, November 23, January 11), September 23, November 24, December 29–January 1, January 12 Hours: 10:00–18:00...

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Ocean Policy Research Institute publishes “Selections: White Paper on the Oceans and Ocean Policy in Japan 2020”

    Tokyo, Japan -- In June 2020, the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) published “Selections: White Paper on the Oceans and Ocean Policy in Japan 2020.” This annual publication features articles by OPRI researchers and other experts aiming to contribute to comprehensive and cross-sectoral collaboration to address ocean issues in Japan and around the worl...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    Tokyo Financial Award, ESG Investment Category:Now Accepting Candidate Businesses!

    [Press release] August 3, 2020 Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion Tokyo Metropolitan Government As one project in the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is hosting the “Tokyo Financial Award.” TMG has been granting a prize to financial institutions who provide and develop innovative products and services that meet the needs and challen...

  • The Center For Innovation (CFI)

    The Center For Innovation (CFI) Officially Registered as a Gateway to Global Education Innovation in Japan

    The Center For Innovation (CFI), located in Nerima ward, Tokyo, is excited to announce that it is officially registered by the Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau as a General Incorporated Association (GIA) as of May 15th, 2020, dedicated to providing a gateway to global education innovation in Japan. CFI is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to working with key partners to develop innovative ed...

  • Toyama

    Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2021 Call for Entries

    The Toyama Glass Art Museum has opened submissions for its Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2021. This exhibition is an international, open-submission triennial that showcases outstanding works of contemporary glass art from around the world. This competition is the second in a series started in 2018, when there were 1,110 entries from 46 countries. Our mission is to support breakthroughs ...

  • Agency for Cultural Affairs

    The Agency for Cultural Affairs launches “Connect and Enhance Your Life in Japanese,” a Website for Foreign Nationals as Residents to Learn the Japanese Language

    The Agency for Cultural Affairs has developed teaching materials using information and communication technologies (ICT) to help foreign nationals learn the Japanese language for use in their daily lives as residents of Japan. While the number of foreign nationals resident in Japan is increasing rapidly, to approximately 2.93 million people (as of the end of 2019), in some regions many municipa...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    Tokyo Financial Award, Financial Innovation Category: Now Accepting Candidate Financial Institutions!

    July 7, 2020 Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion Tokyo Metropolitan Government  As one project in the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), following last year’s program will continue hosting the “Tokyo Financial Award.” TMG has been granting a prize to financial institutions who provide and develop innovative products and services ...

  • Tohoku University

    Tohoku University Special Lecture: The Role of International Collaboration and Culture regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Japan’s top virologist and infectious diseases expert, Hitoshi Oshitani, will be presenting the latest on coronavirus research in a special online lecture hosted by the Tohoku Forum for Creativity on July 10. He will be joined by professors Toshiya Ueki and Toshiaki Kimura, who will speak on the social impact of COVID-19, and the roles that international agencies, cultural institutions, hist...

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