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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  • Agency for Cultural Affairs

    DOMANI plus Online 2020: Living on the Eve

    ●Exhibition overview online exhibition : (Free Publicity)※Open during the exhibition period The Agency of Cultural Affairs Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, set up to help young Japanese artists study at overseas institutions, with the aim of nurturing talent to sustain the Japanese art scene into the future, has been running now for over ha...

  • Meiji University

    Two new videos are released at “Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” a video series showcasing Meiji’s world-class research

    Meiji University creates a series of promotional videos, “Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” and a landing page to tell the world about its research, which leads the field not only at home in Japan but also abroad. Using English-language narration and subtitles in English and Japanese, the new videos introduce the work of Professor Homei Miyashita and Yoji Kuroda.   The videos make the ...

  • Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

    [Announcement] Open Webinar “Managing COVID-19 Pandemic – Experiences & Best Practices of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea”

    The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) East and Northeast Asia Office will co-host an Open Webinar “Managing COVID-19 Pandemic – Experiences & Best Practices of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea”.   Although the measures being taken are different, the number of confirmed cases and death ...

  • SkyDrive Inc.

    SkyDrive Announces Conclusion of 100th Corporate Sponsorship Agreement

    ● 100 Japanese and international corporations have now signed up to support the commercialization of urban air mobility by 2023 ● Company is now ready for a manned flight demonstration for the public in Japan this summer   SkyDrive Inc., a world-leading developer of urban air mobility solutions*, and company founder and joint developer CARTIVATOR Resource Management announce the conclus...

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Orchestrating impact: the promise of Angel Investment Networks to support impact enterprises in Southeast Asia

    Tokyo, Japan — On June 12, 2020, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) in partnership with the Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN) launched The Emergence of Angel Investment Networks in Southeast Asia, a three-part report series outlining the landscape of Angel Investment Networks in Southeast Asia and exploring the challenges and opportunities for angel investments in the region. This fir...


    Aoba-Japan International School Conducts a Student-Built “Virtual Graduation”

    Twelve high school graduates participated in the graduation as 3D avatars, from the beginning of the ceremony to receiving their diplomas in a virtual replication of the school campus conceived and managed by Paul Fradale, Secondary School Principal, created by fellow Aoba students and teachers led by Lisa de Pierres, MYP Coordinator, and supported by Vincent Favard and Pim Willems of the ICT T...

  • Agency for Cultural Affairs

    A Virtual Journey to Japan’s Historical Treasures

    A Virtual Journey to Japan’s Historical Treasures   Travel through the rich cultural history of Japan, through castles, temples and shrines, magnificent natural beauty, and centuries-old traditional arts – all without even leaving home. The Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Japan National Tourism Organization are proud to present the Japan Heritage website.   Japan Heritage Offi...

  • Meiji University

    The World of 3D Optical Illusion, an internet lecture series by Dr. Kokichi Sugihara, winner of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest three times, is now available for those staying at home amid the coronavirus crisis

    Dr. Kokichi Sugihara, distinguished professor emeritus at the Meiji University Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Properties, is now giving an internet lecture series called The World of 3D Optical Illusion for people who confine themselves to their homes to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. This series of lectures is part of his efforts to continu...

  • Meiji University

    Developing a technology that can share tastes without the risk of infection: Prof. Homei Miyashita has developed a taste display that expresses an arbitrary taste

    Dr. Homei Miyashita, Professor at the Department of Frontier Media Science, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University has developed a taste display that can express an arbitrary taste. In this study, a set of five gels, each of which contains an electrolyte that causes the tongue to sense the five basic tastes (sweet, acidic, salty, bitter, and umami) is applied to the...

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Sasakawa Peace Foundation launches special online coverage of COVID-19 featuring original analysis and expert interviews

    TOKYO, Japan – The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) has launched a special coverage page on our website featuring the latest research into the impact of COVID-19 in Japan and around the world, interviews with experts, and additional information about SPF’s response to the pandemic. Taking advantage of our extensive network of specialists and programs around the world, this coverage aims to provi...

  • PR Office for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13

    Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13 Projects have been postponed – Decision made due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and the postponement of the Olympic & Paralympic Games

    Tokyo (April 20, 2020) -Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), co-sponsors of the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13, regret to announce the postponement of all its project-related events and activities. Thirteen projects were selected from among 2,436 proposals submitted by applicants from Japan and abroad. While implementa...

  • Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (JFTC)

    JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2020”

    JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2020” ~ Both exports and imports down after growing for two years reflecting the US-China trade dispute. Japan’s balance of trade is deficit for second consecutive year, deficit expands. ~ Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc., JFTC (Chairman: Kuniharu Nakamura, Chairman- Sumitomo Corporation) is pleased to announce new release of “Foreign Trade 2020”, a...

  • Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd.

    TRI-AD and DMP kick off HD Map update PoC from April 2020

    On March 17th, 2020, Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Dr. James Kuffner, “TRI-AD”) and Dynamic Map Platform Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Hiroyuki Inahata, “DMP”) have agreed to a partnership to build a proof of concept (“PoC”) applying the technologies of both companies starting April 2020. This PoC aims to demonst...

  • Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc.

    TRI-AD enables successful creation of HD maps for automated driving on surface roads

    Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc. (“TRI-AD”), Toyota’s automated driving software development company, has successfully completed proof of concepts (“PoC”) demonstrating high definition (“HD”) map building for surface roads with relative accuracy of less than 50 centimeters, a good level that is required for automated driving. In these PoCs, TRI-AD verified that both follo...

  • Toyama

    “Toyama Media Art International Triennale 2020” We will start a public recruiting of video works!

    ■Public offering theme   flow. ■Closing of subscription   Applications must arrive no later than 13:00JST,Aug,20,2020 ■Works to be submitted   A short film‐less than five minutes regardless of the genre      *Must be a story-driven video work that follows the theme announced in the   public invitation. ■Data Form   mov or mp4 format ■Application Method   ...

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