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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  • MinD in a Device Co., Ltd.

    begins third-party seed round funding, paving the way toward large-scale R&D aiming at realization of human consciousness uploading within 20 years(Tech-based angel investor Kamada appointed as outside director)

    MinD in a Device Co., Ltd. (head office: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Tsubasa Nakamura; “the Company,” below) was established in December 2018, and has started seed round funding through a third-party allotment of shares with Tomy Kamada (CEO, TomyK Ltd. and ACCESS co-founder), who has been supporting many technology startup companies, and others serving as the recipient. The Company is a un...


    Experience Japan’s Indigenous Ainu Culture at Lake Akan, Hokkaido

    The Akan Ainu Industrial Arts Association Specified Nonprofit Corporation Akan Tourism Association & Community Development Promotion Organization   Lake Akan-Kushiro, Hokkaido (March 19, 2019) – The Akan Ainu Industrial Arts Association and the NPO Akan Tourism Association & Community Development Promotion Organization (Akan DMO) are pleased to announce an innovative new pe...

  • Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

    World Theatre Festival Shizuoka

    Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will hold its annual World Theatre Festival Shizuoka 2019 from April 27 to May 6, coinciding as usual with the national Golden Week holiday. In line with its slogan of “Fujinokuni (The Mt. Fuji region) and the world are connected through the performing arts,” SPAC will introduce a wide range of cutting-edge theatre programs from Japan and abroad at venues ...

  • Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

    Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Public Call for Project Proposals: Selected Proposals Announced

    Cultural Program in the Run-up to 2020 Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL Public Call for Project Proposals: Selected Proposals Announced First group features five projects in areas including dance, contemporary art, and intangible cultural heritage   The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture) are undertaking various cultural program...

  • Takaoka City

    Takaoka: A Town Representative of Japanese Craftsmanship Revives a 1300-year-old National Treasure

    ―― Applying the Advanced Techniques of a Casting Town with 400 Years of History to the Revival of a National Treasure ――   The East Tower (Tōtō) of Yakushi-ji Temple was built in the 8th century and has existed for more than 1300 years. This three-storied pagoda in the ancient capital of Nara is one of the most valuable cultural assets in Japan, designated by the government as a national...

  • Japan National Tourism Organization

    JNTO fully revamps Japan Online Media Center

    ● TOKYO, March 12, 2019 ? Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has fully revamped an online media library called “Japan Online Media Center” (provided in English). ● In addition to 14,000 downloadable photos and footages, new JOMC also provide these assets packaged with text data to facilitate media articles and coverages. ● Contents have been expanded with useful and convenient tools...

  • Fukushima Prefecture

    Lonely Planet Discover Nikko & Aizu Travel Guidebook Collaboration with a Non-Japanese Publisher

    Eight years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake of March, 11 2011. We would like to once again express our appreciation for the warm support we have received from the international community since the disaster.   In order to increase the number of international visitors to Nikko (in Tochigi Prefecture) and Aizu (in Fukushima Prefecture), and further develop cultural exchang...

  • Minato City

    A new multilingual AI chat service offers assistance on everyday life

    The service enables the City to respond to foreign residents’ queries in a timely manner; and by analyzing the queries received the service also enables the City to better understand what information foreign residents require and what they are seeking. This will assist the City in its ongoing efforts to develop measures and policies to meet the needs of foreign residents.   Users can acc...

  • Science Council of Japan

    [Media Invitation] Science Council of Japan: Science 20 (S20) Japan 2019

    Kindly note that Science Council of Japan is to hold the above forum on 6th March. Please refer below for the details; 1.Date&Venue:  6th March (Wed.) 2019 at Assembly Hall, Science Council of Japan      ① 09:30~13:30: Opening, Keynote speech and Panel discussion (open to press)     ② 15:00~16:45:Joint Statement Discussion (closed)     ③ 16:45~17:00:Joint Statement Adopt...

  • The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    【Press Invitation】Press Event: Honkaku Shochu & Awamori Trends (March 5)

    ============================================== 【Press Invitation】 Press Event: Honkaku Shochu & Awamori Trends FOODEX Japan 2019  A press event will be held for foreign media, so please join!  ============================================== The Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association will have a booth at FOODEX Japan 2019, an international food and beverage exhibition, whi...

  • 内閣府日本学術会議

    「サイエンス20(S20)Japan 2019」に係る記者会見について

    This press release is available in Japanese only.

  • The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

    Feb. 14 Roundtable & Feb.15 Symposium on Disruptive Inclusive Innovation (@GRIPS)

    I.  GRIPS Roundtable  Pioneering Across Borders: Venture Opportunities and Challenges for  Disruptive Inclusive Innovation Addressing Sustainable Development Goals   1. Abstract   By pioneering technological and business frontiers, venture innovators are at the forefront of disruptively  achieving “more for less for more.” The purpose of the roundtable discussion with ventu...

  • 東京大学公共政策大学院国際交通政策研究ユニット

    ITPUセミナー 「観光」の再構築~シン・観光を目指して~ のご案内


    A sleepless hotel?! The “MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO” is scheduled to open in Jinbocho in February, 2019.

    In February 2019, dot inc. is scheduled to open MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO, a hostel based on the theme “Sleepless Hotel” which provides its guests with an overnight experience enjoy art through manga. website:   As we approach 2020 when Japan and Tokyo will be attracting the entire world’s attention, we are opening “MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO", a place to provide a n...

  • Nara Prefectural Government

    < For the Media > The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards NARA FORUM 2019

    <For the Media> The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards NARA FORUM 2019   International Awards Recognizing Individuals and Organizations that Have Made Excellent Contributions in Cultural and Economic Fields in East Asia The 4th Award Ceremony and Commemorative Forum to be Held in Nara Prefecture     ■Forum Name: The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards NARA FORUM 2019 (For the latest pro...

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