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 (TMG)

    [TMG] SusHi Tech Square to open, starting its first phase exhibition soon, presenting innovative solutions for modern urban challenges

     The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is proud to announce the initial opening of “SusHi Tech Square” on August 30. The “SusHi Tech Tokyo”, or “Sustainable High City Tech Tokyo” concept is being promoted by TMG to produce “sustainable new value” in the city through cutting-edge technology, diverse ideas, and digital know-how. The first phase of the exhibition, which will be on the first flo...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

    [JNTO] Japan Tourism Topics

    <Embrace Tohoku’s Festival Spirit> Tohoku, Japan’s northeastern region, is home to several major summer festivals. The first three topics highlight some of the festivals which offer a lovely blend of traditional performances and breathtaking scenery. What’s more, their staggered schedules allow visitors to embark on a festival-hopping adventure acros...

  • SEiRYO Gakuen Educational Corporation

    [SEiRYO Gakuen] First in Japan! Innovative Presentation on Exploration of Bacteria at the International Baby and Child Foundation Conference!

    First in Japan! Innovative Presentation on Exploration of Bacteria at the International Baby and Child Foundation Conference! 〜Advanced Nutrition Education Practice Draws International Attention! 〜 The first in Japan! In November, SEiRYO Gakko Hojin (School Corporation) in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture will present its innovative nutrition education practice, "Exploring Bacteria", at ...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] Recruiting Participants for “RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDE” – Ride across the Rainbow and Tokyo Gate bridges on a bicycle!

    Also recruiting participants for Tama region “Challenge Race in Ajinomoto Stadium”!   The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is promoting “GRAND CYCLE TOKYO”, a series of events that seek to familiarize the public with cycling as a mode of getting around that is both environmentally-friendly and good for health.   We are now accepting applications for “RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDE,” a cycling e...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] Aug. 4-6: Monozukuri – A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques 2023 @Tokyo Int’l Forum (Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs)

    Watch and experience the traditional skills of master craftsmen!  Midsummer Manufacturing Event 「Monozukuri - A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques 2023」 August 4-6 at the Tokyo International Forum (Free Admission) The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will hold “Monozukuri - A Celebration of Japanese Artisanal Techniques 2023” at the Tokyo International Forum from August 4 ...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] Save the date: Announcing SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024

    Expanding on its successful 2023 event, Tokyo Metropolitan Government will bring together startups and city leaders from five continents to envision sustainable urban environments of tomorrow   Innovators and urban visionaries worldwide, take note. Over April-May next year, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will host SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024, a month-long exploration of how new ...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

    [JNTO] The Golden Gateway: Aboard Japan’s Magnificent and Diverse Trains

    Railway travel is increasingly being rediscovered as a sustainable way to sightsee in style and comfort. Worldwide, rail journeys emit up to 70% less greenhouse gasses per passenger per kilometer compared to travel by airplane, cruise ship or car.      Japan’s famously punctual, high-tech, bullet-fast trains are a national source of pride and fascination, beginning with the very first Shimbash...

  • Toyama City

    [Toyama City] Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2024  Call for Entries

    The Toyama Glass Art Museum has opened submissions for the Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2024. This exhibition is an international, open-submission triennial that showcases outstanding works of contemporary glass art from around the world that contribute to the advancement of glass art. We look forward to your submissions of works that are breakthroughs in creative expression.  ■Appl...

  • Koshinokuni Museum of Literature

    [Koshinokuni Museum of Literature] The announcement of the winner of the third YAKAMOCHI MEDAL

    In 2017, Toyama Prefecture established the YAKAMOCHI MEDAL to recognize the achievements of prominent poets around the world, in commemoration of the 1,300th anniversary of the birth of Otomo no Yakamochi. Yakamochi was a representative poet of the Manyoshu, the oldest anthology of Japanese poetry, and composed numerous excellent poems while he was working here as governor of Etchu (currently k...

  • The National Art Center, Tokyo

    [The National Art Center, Tokyo] Yves Saint Laurent, Across the Style (Sept. 20 – Dec. 11, 2023)

    The National Art Center, Tokyo, with the full cooperation of the Yves Saint Laurent Museum of Paris, is proud to present Yves Saint Laurent, Across the Style (organized by The National Art Center, Tokyo, The Sankei Shimbun, TBS, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.) from Wednesday, September 20th to Monday December 11th, 2023. Following the sudden death of Christian Dior, in 1958, Yves Ma...

  • Daiki Co., Ltd.-NFTStudio24

    [Daiki Co., Ltd.-NFTStudio24] Interview video released: LDP web3 project team chairman Masaaki Taira, member of the House of Representatives

    Daiki Co., Ltd.-NFTStudio24 Interview video released: Liberal Democratic Party web3 project team (PT) chairman Masaaki Taira, member of the House of Representatives On June 23rd (Friday) on the official YouTube channel “NFTStudio24” (hereinafter referred to as NFTStudio24)” operated by Daiko Co., Ltd. We have released a video with Rep. Masaaki Taira where he shares his insights on the fu...

  • Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)

    [TMG] ’Children’s Smile Spot’ to open in Ueno-okachimachi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line, providing assistance for parents with babies and little children

     The Bureau of Transportation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce that “Children’s Smile Spot,” an area designed to provide support for parents getting around the city with babies and little children, will open on Friday, July 7, 2023, in Ueno-okachimachi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line.  Ueno-okachimachi station already provides several amenities for those going...

  • Tokiwaso Manga Museum

    [Tokiwaso Manga Museum] Bringing Together the Past, Present, and Future of Manga (“Devilman&Mazinger Z Double 50th Anniv. Exhibition”:-Jul. 30/Tanabata coloring tanzaku event:Jul. 6-9)

    ■ About the Tokiwaso Manga Museum Tokiwaso was a legendary two-story wooden apartment building in Toshima City, Tokyo, where many famous manga artists resided between 1952 and 1963. It became a gathering place for budding young manga artists, who lived together and developed their skills through friendly rivalry. When the building was demolished in 1982, many feared that a priceless piece of ...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

    [JNTO] Japan Tourism Topics (June Newsletter Vol. 1)

    Dear Journalists and Editors, The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is pleased to share Vol.1 of the June Newsletter. Japan Tourism Topics 1. The Ritz-Carlton, Fukuoka Opens Renowned for its unparalleled luxury and exceptional service, The Ritz-Carlton will be opening its the finest luxury hotel in Fukuoka on Wednesday, June 21st. The hotel features an arrival lobby on the 1s...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

    [JNTO] Sustaining the Future of Hiroshima’s Traditions and Ecology (May News Letter)

    Dear Journalists and Editors, The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is pleased to share the May Newsletter. Sustaining the Future of Hiroshima's Traditions and Ecology In May, the G7 Summit 2023 was hosted in the city of Hiroshima. Many visitors to Hiroshima came because of its history, as the site of a nuclear bombing that claimed tens of thousands of civilian lives d...

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