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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  • Meiji University

    The National Palace Museum of Taiwan is currently exhibiting 35 works of visual illusion by Professor Kokichi Sugihara, Director of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS)

    It is a long exhibition that will run for a period of 17 months from Thursday, September 20, 2018 to Sunday, February 23, 2020. Professor Sugihara won first prize (highest award) at the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2018 for his work on illusory research. This special exhibition features a collection of jade made from the Warring States period to the Han Dynasty (475 BCE-220 CE), works of...

  • International High Speed Rail Association

    [Press Invitation] International High Speed Rail Association (IHRA) Forum 2018 & Shinkansen Tour (Nov. 7-9)

    International High Speed Rail Association (IHRA) is a global organization, aiming to contribute to the global development of safe and efficient high-speed rail and establish an international standard based on the principle of ‘Crash Avoidance’. (   IHRA will hold its bi-annual international forum in November 7-9th at Fukuoka, where we are delighted to invite you to a...

  • AEON Environmental Foundation

    MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

    The AEON Environmental Foundation (Chairman: Takuya Okada, Honorary Chairman and Adviser of AEON Co., Ltd.) announced today that it will hold an award ceremony on Wednesday, 31 October, for the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018. Prior to the ceremony, a press conference will be held as shown below.   The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity was established in 2010 at the 10th Meeting of the Co...

  • Matsumoto City


    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    [Press Invitation] “The 38th Japan Sake Tasting Competition” (October 26)

    The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association (based in Minato, Tokyo; Chairman Shigeyuki Shinohara) will be holding “The 38th Japan Sake Tasting Competition” on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa. Eligible participants are amateurs. The representatives for each prefecture who got through the prefecture-level preliminaries will compete with each other for the position o...

  • Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    [Press Invitation] 1st Honkaku Shochu and Awamori Cocktail Competition

    The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association (based in Minato, Tokyo; Chairman Shigeyuki Shinohara) will be holding the Honkaku Shochu and Awamori Cocktail Competition, the first such competition using the “kokushu” (national spirits) of Japan, honkaku shochu and awamori, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Asakusa View Hotel. The goal of this competition is to use the familiar cocktail to ...

  • KYOCERA Corporation

    KYOCERA Group to Exhibit Innovative Technologies and Products at CEATEC JAPAN 2018 Tradeshow Oct. 16-19

    The Kyocera Group will be exhibiting featured products and technologies at CEATEC JAPAN 2018— one of Asia’s largest tradeshows for cutting-edge IT and electronics — from October 16-19 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex (Chiba pref., Japan).   Based on the booth concept of “Realizing a future with IoT for human-beings and for society” the Kyocera Group will showcase va...

  • Toyama City

    Notification of exhibition ”Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2018”

    Overview This exhibition of glass art by the general public, which has been held by Toyama City four times in the past, expands its applicants to overseas to be an international exhibition. Creative and expressive glass works from all over the world including Japan show us diverse charms of contemporary glass. This exhibition presents 54 works selected from 1,110 entries from 46 nations and re...

  • Tokyo Harvest

    Tokyo Harvest in Toranomon 2018

    Tokyo Harvest brings together food from the best ranchers, fishers, and farmers of Japan in a show of appreciation. From October 11-13th, 2018, Tokyo Harvest will be held at Toranomon Hills and Shin Tora Avenue in downtown Tokyo. This year marks the 6th anniversary of the annual festival that welcomed over 40,000 visitors at lasts year’s event. Only at Tokyo Harvest will you be able to encounte...

  • Shinshiro City Hall

    [Press Release] Newcastles of the World Alliance Conference Host

    【Summary】    The Newcastles of the World Alliance Conference in an international conference which gathers every two years among member cities that hold different cultures and histories but are united under the same name, "Newcastle" or "New Castle". Each of the cities takes turns hosting the conference to acknowledge the significance of the connections among the cities and the people, to cla...

  • City Of Yokohama

    [Press Invitation] ITOP Yokohama House of the Future Project 2nd Proof of Concept IoT Smart Home Open House for Press

    =============================================== - Date and Time: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - Location: Sotetsu Bunka Kaikan parking lot (4-3-28, Ryokuen, Izumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa) - Openings: 5 - There will be a Japanese-English interpreter   *Click here for details on the House of the Future Project 2nd Proof of Concept (Japanese only)

  • Fukuoka Prize Committee


    Fukuoka City and the Fukuoka City International Foundation would like to invite the representatives of foreign media to a press tour in Fukuoka highlighting the Awards Ceremony and other official functions of the Fukuoka Prize, with a unique opportunity to cover Fukuoka’s various policies regarding Asia and its traditional cultures.                                                        ...

  • NIES

    National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Press Release

    Global and local degradation of coral reefs and macroalgal beds can have ecosystem-wide impacts on biodiversity, ecological functioning, ocean resources and biogeochemical cycle. However, recently reported community shifts from temperate macroalgae to tropical corals offer conservation potential for corals at the expense of macroalgae under climate warming. Although such community shifts are sp...

  • City of Yokohama

    Pikachu Outbreak! Press Invitation

    Pikachu Outbreak! Press Invitation   The City of Yokohama, in partnership with The Pokémon Company, has held the city-wide event Pikachu Outbreak! for four years in a row.   This year, the fifth year for this event, parades and shows will be held at locations throughout the Minato Mirai area during both the day and in the evening.   This press event will cover two events th...

  • Sawakami Opera Foundation

    【Media Invitation】Open-Air Opera “TOSCA” at Nagoya-Castle

    Japan Opera Festival, hosted by Sawakami Opera Foundation, has held at all the places of Japan every year from 2015. The most distinctive feature of the festival is Open-Air Opera at the special stage of Japanese historical structures (most of them are national treasures) like Himeji-Castle (Hyogo), and Heijyo-kyo Daigokuden (Nara).  This year, the stage of the festival is going to be Nago...

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