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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  • Miyazaki Prefecture

    [Notice] Shochu Nonjoruno Miyazaki in Tokyo 2018, Media Presentation and Tasting

    ****************************************** Time and Date: 16:30-18:00, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (Registration opens at 16:00) Location: Asakusa View Hotel, 4F (3-17-1 Nishiasakusa. Taito, Tokyo) ******************************************   Miyazaki Prefecture, located in the southeast of Kyushu, has ...

  • Kobe City

    神戸市で、「世界初」となる水素発電による市街地への電熱供給実証がスタート

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • NIRA Nippon Institute for Research Advancement

    Press Conference (Feb.5): Structural Reforms for Regional Revitalization in Japan

    =================================================================== Press Conference on Structural Reforms for Regional Revitalization in Japan                Dr. Tatsuo Hatta, one of the core supporters for regulatory reforms in Japan, and two other Japan’s              leading academics explain the key issues on structural reforms for regional revitalization in Japan. =============...

  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan

    The Ministry of the Environment to Cohost “Update Fukushima,” a Panel Discussion

    The Ministry of the Environment , Japan(MOEJ) will cohost a Panel Discussion “Update Fukushima”—Cheer Fukushima by Knowing It More and Sharing That Knowledge More, to be hosted by the Update Fukushima Executive Committee and held at the United Nations University’s U Thant International Conference Hall (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo) on Saturday, February 10, 2018. While environmental recovery in Fukushima...

  • POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

    POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. joins the MIT Media Lab Consortium

    POLA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, INC. (Headquarters: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan; President: Kazuya Kugimaru) of the POLA ORBIS Group will join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab*1as a Consortium*2Lab Member (CLM) as part of a new mid-term management plan that looks toward the group’s approaching 100th anniversary in 2029. Becoming a CLM will spark creativity and ...

  • Toyama Prefecture

    Registration Closed【Lunch Presentation】Know and Taste the Wonders of Toyama Prefecture (Thu. February 1st)

    We have closed registration since there are no more openings available. Thank you!   - Date: Thu. February 1st from 11:00 to 13:00 (reception desk will open at 10:30) - Location: Toyama Hamasaku in the Nihonbashi Toyama (Nihonbashi Daiei Building 1F, 1-2-6 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo) ===============================================   -- “Know and Taste the Wonders o...

  • Toyama City, Toyama Television Broadcasting

    Notice: Toyama City Press Tour (Jan. 22, 2018)

    *This tour is targeted at foreign media   With the declining birthrate and aging population, increasing the number of permanent residents is a goal of regional cities throughout Japan. With nuclear families and households where both parents work now common, policies to assist families in raising children are an urgent issue for society as a whole, including businesses and local communiti...

  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan

    New Website Segment on Fukushima Environmental Remediation Updates Content, Offers Overseas TV Shows Produced with MOEJ Cooperation

    The MOEJ cooperates with the production of select broadcast programs aired overseas to help widely communicate correct information on Fukushima and eliminate misconceptions about the area. The ministry has added this new website segment to allow users to view such programs, free of charge. Specifically, the MOEJ has so far cooperated with the production of certain programs aired mostly in Sou...

  • Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

    PR Office for Public Call for Project Proposals for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL

    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) are proceeding a “Tokyo Cultural Program”(*1) in order to create a big wave to achieve a society based on arts and culture towards 2020 and hand it over to future generations.       This call, inviting innovative and creative plans and ideas involving m...

  • IUCN

    Unsustainable food systems threaten wild crop and dolphin species

    Embargoed until: 07:00 GMT (16:00 JST) 5 December 2017 -------------------------------------------- Elaine Paterson, IUCN Media Relations, t+44 1223 331128, email elaine.paterson@iucn.org Goska Bonnaveira, IUCN Media Relations, m +41 792760185, email goska.bonnaveira@iucn.org [In Japan] Cheryl-Samantha MacSharry, IUCN Media Relations, t+44 1223 331128, email samantha.macsharry@iucn...

  • University of Chicago

    Japanese Government Awards University of Chicago Economist Raaj Sah for Economic and Financial Policy Work

    Professor Raaj Sah has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, by the Government of Japan on behalf of the Emperor of Japan, for his analysis of economic and financial policies. He is Professor of Public Policy and Economics, at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy.   Conferred on behalf of the Emperor of Japan in Autumn 2017, the award ...

  • OG Wellness Technologies Co.,Ltd.

    OG Wellness will introduce cutting-edge care systems at MEDICA 2017 (Nov. 13-16/Dusseldorf, Germany)

    Cutting-edge Care Systems! creating “a society where people remain active throughout their whole lives”     OG Wellness (OG Wellness Technologies Co. Ltd., Headquarters: Okayama, Japan, President & Representative Director: Mr. Hiroshi Okuda) will be exhibiting at MEDICA 2017, the world’s largest medical industry trade fair, to be held from November 13-16, 2017 in Dusseldorf, G...

  • JR Central

    JR Central Announces “Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App”

    JR Central and JR West released a new free smartphone app, the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App through which users may purchase tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo bullet train line, Japan’s main artery connecting Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and other destinations. Please download: https://smart-ex.jp/en/lp/app/    For travelers and businesspeople visit...

  • Tokyo Dome City

    Takashi Amano NATURE AQUARIUM Exhibition will be held at Tokyo Dome City (Nov. 8 – Jan.14)

    Takashi Amano NATURE AQUARIUM Exhibition will be held in Gallery AaMo, Tokyo Dome City http://www.tokyo-dome.co.jp/aamo/exhibition/amanotakashi/  November 8th, 2017 to January 14th, 2018 Takashi Amano, popularized as “The Master of Aquascape,”will be featured in an exhibition showcasing his wildly unique and visionary series of aquariums where natural ecosystems are meticulously re...

  • Miraikan

    [Notice] Press event “Science Centre World Summit 2017”

    November 15 (Wed), 2017, 16:00 –18:45     ※This event is targeted at foreign media     In a period from November 15th to 17th, Miraikan - the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo will host the Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS2017) where representatives of science centres from around the world will gather to discuss new roles science centres...

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