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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  • City of Yokohama

    Invitation to participate in the “Innovation City Yokohama” Media Tour (Oct. 25, 2019)

    Invitation to all Tokyo based foreign media Invitation to participate in the "Innovation City Yokohama" Media Tour We are waiting for you on the 25th October in Yokohama, the city of innovation and creation!! Thank you for your continued support.   Recent years have seen the Minato Mirai 21 District become a hub for R&D facilities. There are many creative and i...

  • Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society(RISTEX)

    RISTEX FY2019 International Symposium(November 1, 2019)

    R&D Area for Designing a Sustainable Society through Intergenerational Co-creation FY2019 International Symposium Creating a Sustainable Society through Multiple Generations and Diverse Individuals: Passing on our Nature, Culture and Wishes to Future Generations   ======================================================= -Date...

  • 読売新聞社


    This press release is published only in Japanese version.

  • G20 Aichi Nagoya Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Promotion Council

    2nd Aichi-Nagoya Press Tour

    [Theme] <Fusion between industry and tourism and exploration of the latest technologies> - Cosmetic products originating in a mountain village in Aichi - Beauty tourism – a unique kind of tourism in the world - An endeavor to develop flying cars - Commitment to “creating ever-better cars”   Aichi-Nagoya has world-class clusters of next-generation industries including aerospa...

  • Matsumoto City


    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • Public Call for Project Proposals Office for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL

    “Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Special 13” Overview of the 12 Selected Projects Revealed – Starting from September 2019 –

    Tokyo (September 26, 2019) - The selected projects from the Public Call for Project Proposals for the Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL, organized by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), has started in September 2019. The latest information on twelve out of the thirteen projects, with one remaining secret, is now being released t...

  • Shizuoka Prefectural Government

    Discover Shizuoka Project partners with “Japan 2019”

    The Shizuoka Prefectural Government will showcase Shizuoka’s charm in conjunction with the performances by the Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (hereinafter referred to as “SPAC”) in New York City. SPAC has been invited to participate in the Japan Culture and Art Project “Japan 2019” currently being presented in the United States since March 2019. ■SPAC – New York Performances [“Japan 2019”...

  • 東武トップツアーズ株式会社

    「“サムライ・トレイン” で行く 福島・山形モニターツアー」参加者募集

  • Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art

    Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art Reopens in Spring, 2020

    Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art , formerly known by Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, is pleased to introduce the details of the renewal project and inaugural exhibition programs.   Founded in 1933, the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art is known as Japan’s oldest public art museum housed in its original building, and its classical visage has been highly appreciated for 85 years.   In 20...

  • The 34th National Cultural Festival – Niigata 2019, The 19th Niigata National Arts and Culture Festival for Persons with Disabilities, Niigata Cultural Festival Executive Committee

    Japan’s Greatest Cultural Festival! (Sep.15-Nov.30, 2019)

    *Click PDF to see "Main Event Leaflet" Event Period: Sept. 15, 2019 (Sun.) to Nov. 30, 2019 (Sat.)(77 days) Venue During the festival, various cultural events will be held in different parts of Niigata Prefecture. The National Cultural Festival The National Cultural Festival aims to increase opportunities for citizens to participate in cultural activities, and to of p...

  • Hiroshima Prefectural Government

    High School Students from 32 countries and regions present Hiroshima Declaration about Nuclear Abolition and Peace-building

      The Hiroshima Prefectural Government hosted the 4th Hiroshima Junior International Forum from Tuesday August 20th through Friday August 23rd, including at the International Conference Center Hiroshima in Hiroshima City. The goal of the event is to spread a message of peace overseas, deepen mutual understanding, and train the next generation human resources while advancing Hiroshima as a...

  • G20 Aichi Nagoya Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Promotion Council

    1st Aichi-Nagoya Press Tour

    [Theme] <Understanding Aichi-Nagoya, an area where traditional techniques continue to be used and the manufacturing industry thrives in the global market> The next goal of CHUBU Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, the gateway to the Chubu region Strategy of Japan’s first international convention and exhibition center directly connected to the international airport Artisans’ sk...

  • Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition

    Discussion Panel at TICAD7: Contribution of Expo 2025, Osaka, Kansai, Japan for African Countries

    As an official side-event to the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), where African heads of state gather, the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition will hold a discussion panel to provide African government officials and other attendees with a clear explanation of the importance of holding Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai. The event, titled Contribution of Expo2...

  • Public Call for Project Proposals Office for Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL

    Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Public Call Adopted Projects Presentation Forum to be Held on August 27, 2019 at Spiral Hall, Tokyo

    Tokyo (August 19, 2019)-With less than one year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL’s key initiative, the Public Call for Project Proposals, kicks off from September. In 2018, a total of 2,436 proposals were submitted from Japan and overseas.  Thirteen proposals were selected and each will be implemented as part of the cultural program of the ...

  • ICOM Kyoto 2019

    25th General Conference of the International Council of Museums “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”(1 – 7 September 2019)

        During the week of 1–7 September, the city of Kyoto will welcome more than 3,000 museum professionals from around the world for ICOM Kyoto 2019, the 25th General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Every three years, this international organisation gathers the global museum community around a topic of crucial interest to facilitate cultural exchange, to ...

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