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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  • Itako City

    The Bridal Boat and Iris Festival in Itako –The Traditional Japanese Bridal scene-

    The Suigo Itako Iris festival will be held from May 26 from to June 24 in the Suigo Itako Iris Garden. The Bridal boat is one of main events of the iris festival. This year 29 couples will participate in the bridal boat. About 50 years ago, the bridal boat was used to be usual ceremony of marriage in Itako. The bridal boat has reproduced as the most popular event of the iris festival since 19...

  • KYOCERA Corporation

    KYOCERA to Exhibit Cutting-Edge Devices, Systems and Concept Car at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2018

    The Kyocera Group will be exhibiting the company’s automotive technology innovations at the Automotive Engineering Exposition Yokohama 2018 ― one of the largest trade shows in Japan for automotive engineers ― from May 23 to 25 at the Pacifico Yokohama (Kanagawa pref., Japan).   The company’s booth will feature the theme “cutting edge automotive devices for safe, secure and comfortable dr...

  • Tokyo International Viola Competition

    The 4th Tokyo International Viola Competition to be held from May 26 to June 3, 2018

    “Viola Space 2018” – a festival for viola – hosts the 2018 edition of the triennial viola competition Contestants from 13 countries/regions selected Press conference to be held after the announcement of the final results, followed by a concert by the winners on the next day   From May 26 – June 3, 2018, Viola Space 2018 will host the 4th Tokyo International Viola Competition (T...

  • Soundrope LLC

    [Press Invitation] Visit our studio to see digital recordings turned into short runs of analog records

    According to an announcement by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) on annual recorded music production in 2017, the number of analog records manufactured rose 133% over the previous year to 1,060,000 units, a double-digit increase over four consecutive years. This marks the first time in 16 years that production numbers reached 1 million, an event heralding a revival of the anal...

  • Shimizu Corporation

    【Press Announcement】Construction Robot Laboratory Tours (April 23)

    As we fret over the large exodus of skilled technical workers, we seek to build a forward-thinking production system where autonomous robots outfitted with Shimizu's state-of-the-art technology collaborate with humans to carry forward construction projects. This ambition drives our development of construction robots. As part of this effort, we have opened a construction robot laboratory inside ...

  • NIES

    Global Warming Stimulates CO2 Emissions from Forest Soil in Shirakami-Sanchi

                   Globally, 360 Gt of CO2 is emitted from soils (soil respiration) and released to the atmosphere every year. About 70% of soil respiration is derived from decomposition of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) by soil microbiota (heterotrophic respiration). Heterotrophic respiration exponentially increases with increasing temperature; consequently, the carbon released t...

  • Food Chemicals Newspaper Inc.

    The 23rd International Food Ingredients & Additives Exhibition and Conference, The 16th Health Food Exposition & Conference!

    ********************************************** Date: May 16 (Wed.) to 18 (Fri.), 2018 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (East Hall 1・2 & Conference Tower) Organizer: Food Chemicals Newspaper, Inc. http://www.ifiajapan.com/en **********************************************   What is ifia JAPAN? Intern...

  • 株式会社シェアウィング

    お寺とベンチャー企業がタッグを組んだ お寺プロジェクト第2弾

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • Yumi Katsura International Co., Ltd

    BEYOND EAST & WEST (Event Report)

    Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship presented to the world at the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace (February 20, 2018) Event Report   Yumi Katsura International and its president, the fashion designer Yumi Katsura, held floor shows featuring 60 kimono and dresses created using traditional Japanese handicraft techniques. These shows help convey both in Japan and overseas the innovati...

  • RISTEX

    Symposium in the R&D focus area “Designing a Sustainable Society through Intergenerational Co-creation” (Mar 2, 2018)

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • PACIFICO Yokohama

    Official and popular names decided for the new Minato Mirai MICE facility opening in spring 2020

    The new facility, including one of the largest multi-purpose halls in Japan, can respond to increasing demand in the MICE market. PACIFICO Yokohama (official name: Pacific Convention Plaza Yokohama; location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan; President and Representative Director: Takashi Suzuki), one of the largest MICE*1 complexes in Japan, is delighted to announce that the official...

  • Ito City

    【Press Announcement】6th All-Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament in Ito Onsen

    Pillow fights are a normal part of school trips in Japan, when several students sleep in the same hotel room and start throwing pillows at each other. Known for its onsen (hot springs), Ito City in Shizuoka is the first place in Japan to turn pillow fights into a competitive sport. This unique event in which competitors can relieve stress by throwing pillows at each other is held in order to pr...

  • 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. =============...

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