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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  • 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   ...

  • Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Gender Lens Incubation and Acceleration Toolkit launched by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Bali, Indonesia — On February 13, 2020, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) in partnership with Frontier Incubators program, an initiative of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, launched the Gender Lens Incubation and Acceleration (GLIA) Toolkit at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) Southeast Asia Summit. This practitioner-focused resource aims to assist entrepren...

  • 公益財団法人 大阪府国際交流財団

    公益財団法人 大阪府国際交流財団

    This press release is published only in Japanese version.

  • Toyama Prefecture

    Registration Closed[Lunch Event for Press] Learn, Taste and Experience the Wonders of Toyama Prefecture (Thursday, February 20)

    We have closed registration since there are no more openings available. Thank you! ======================================================================= Date: Thursday, February 20 from 11:30 to 13:00 (reception desk will open at 11:00) Location: Toyama Hamasaku in Nihonbashi Toyama (Nihonbashi Daiei Building 1F, 1-2-6 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo City, Tokyo) ============================...

  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation

    Initiative for Regional Revitalization through Preservation of Local Art and Culture

    ■Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation (headquarters in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President Fukuzo Inoue; hereinafter “NTT East”) is currently pursuing a new approach to regional revitalization by gathering digitalized data of local art and culture in NTT East’s telecommunications buildings, and by using cutting-edge technology to disseminate regions’ treasured artistic and cultural artifac...


    [Press Registration Open] Be on-site to cover the latest J-beauty and world’s trends!

    Annual Japan's largest cosemtics trade fair, COSME TOKYO 2020 is coming in next week! Be on-site to cover the latest beauty trends in Japan. After breaking its previous records in the numbers of exhibitors and visitors, upcoming COSME TOKYO [8th International Cosmetics Trade Fair] gathers 880 exhibitors from 30 countries/regions as Japan's largest cosmetics trade fair. (January 20 – 22, 2...

  • Japan Cultural Heritage Regional Cooperative Association

    The Event Relay of Japan’s World Cultural Heritage Sites in 2020

    In time for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, the areas with the world cultural heritages will cooperate to hold the events in succession utilizing their own world heritages through the year. The operation committee is formed mainly by the members of  the world cultural heritage regional collaboration council (a general incorporated association) established in 2011. At this moment all 19 world c...

  • Tokyo Media Center Management Office

    The Tokyo Media Center Is Now Accepting Accreditation Card Applications

    The Tokyo Media Center (TMC) is a facility established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to serve as a media coverage base for domestic and international media during the Tokyo 2020 Games. As of today, it is now accepting accreditation card applications through the TMC official website. By obtaining an accreditation card, you can make use of the TMC’s workspace and other facilities during th...

  • Fukushima Medical University

    The 2nd International Symposium on the Fukushima Health Management Survey, focusing on thyroid and mental health (Feb. 2 and 3, 2020 in Fukushima)

    Fukushima, Japan―Fukushima Medical University’s Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey will hold its 2nd international symposium on February 2 and 3, 2020. Entitled, “Build Back Better, Together. Fukushima Health Management Survey updated, focusing on thyroid and mental health,” the symposium aims to promote understanding of the Health Management Survey a...

  • International Exchange Program Executive Committee for Disabled People’s Culture and Arts

    TOKYO 2020 & Japan Cultural Expo – Disabled People’s Arts and Culture Festival – Grand Opening –

    Organizers: National Network for Promoting Arts and Cultural Activities of Disabled People towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games         International Exchange Program Executive Committee for Disabled People’s Culture and Arts Host: Culture and Art Promotion Division, Department of Art and Sports, Shiga Prefectural Government Provided by: the event organizers (two organiza...

  • Miyazaki Prefecture

    “SHOCHU Mix Up 2020 ~The Future of Miyazaki Shochu”

    The prefecture of Miyazaki, Japan’s biggest shipper of authentic shochu for 5 consecutive years, will be holding an event called “SHOCHU Mix Up 2020 ~The Future of Miyazaki Shochu” produced by Shuzo Nagumo, Japan’s leading mixologist, - at PLUSTOKYO (Ginza 1 chome, Tokyo) on January 26, 2020, to explore further potential of Miyazaki’s authentic shochu. Currently, the popularity of distilled ...

  • GPlusMedia

    Kumano Region Named Japan’s No. 1 Travel Destination for 2020

    TOKYO — The ancient Kumano region — known as the “land of the gods” — topped the list of best places to travel in Japan for 2020 by readers of English-language website GaijinPot (   This is the site’s fourth-annual index of Top 10 Japan Travel Destinations for 2020 ( This year, Kumano’s unspoiled beauty, well-worn pilgrima...

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