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CrypTOKYO will give Japan’s art lovers, tech heads, and investors a one-of-a-kind chance to learn the history of NFTs, experience the technology, and meet its future stars. This will be the first ever NFT gallery show in Japan making history in this new and booming culture of digital art. CrypTOKYO is curated by the experts at Blockchain Art Exchange (BAE) a leading NFT marketplace, in partners...
Japan Cultural Expo
The Japan Cultural Expo, a nationwide festival of Japanese arts and culture led by the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Japan Arts Council, has announced the projects selected for the “Creating Cultural Resources Contents” for FY 2021 (April 2021 to March 2022). The projects are outlined as follows. - Projects Organized or Co-organized by the Japan Cultural Expo There are 44 large-scale ...
OSAKA, Japan, May 25, 2021 Sekisui House, Ltd., Japan’s leading housing company, announced the roll-out of a “TRIP BASE STYLE Ambassador Program” starting from April 2022 for Fairfield by Marriott Michi-no-Eki Hotels--part of the innovative “Trip Base” project previously launched in 2020 in collaboration with Marriott International to revitalize rural Japan by encouraging tourism--to promote...
Meiji University creates a series of promotional videos, “Incredible Senseis at Meiji University,” and a landing page to tell the world about its research, which leads the field not only at home in Japan but also abroad. Using English-language narration and subtitles in English and Japanese, the new video introduces the work of Professor Kentaro Yano, School of Agriculture. The video make th...
Oita Prefectural Government
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Hiroshima Prefectural Government
Hiroshima Prefecture will be holding the 6th Hiroshima Junior International Forum online, during which we will invite foreign high school students from home and abroad. Participants will debate and exchange ideas with Japanese students on topics related to international peace, and then share a message to the international community calling for a world without nuclear weapons. It will be a grea...
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Publish the ‘Asset Managers & FinTech Companies Registration Guidebook’, a Revised Practical Guide for Foreign Financial Companies to Successfully Enter the Market in Tokyo
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), in cooperation with the private sector and national government, is working to make the Global Financial City: Tokyo Vision a reality by continuing to improve the business environment in order to attract foreign financial firms. As part of these efforts, in cooperation with the Financial Services Agency (FSA), TMG created an English guidebook in Septem...
PRESS BRIEFING Trends in Japanese Arctic Research ■Overview Due to climate change, the environment surrounding the Arctic has changed significantly and will continue to change, affecting socio-economic activities at a global scale, not to mention the ongoing melting of sea ice and glaciers and the impact on weather and marine ecosystems. On the occasion of the 3rd Arctic Sci...
Suntory Holdings Limited
Suntory Group Sets More Aggressive Target, to Halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 to Achieve its 2050 Net Zero Emissions Ambition – The company decides to introduce internal carbon pricing and signed “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” –
*To get the full version of the press release, please visit: https://www.suntory.com/news/article/13903E.html TOKYO (April 20th, 2021) — Suntory Holdings, a global leader in both the alcohol and non-alcohol beverages industry, today announced that in order to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across its entire value chain by 2050, it will aim to halve GHG emissions by 203...
Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc. (JFTC)
JFTC publishes “Foreign Trade 2021” ~ COVID-19 causes trade value to plummet. Both exports and imports down for second consecutive year but Japan’s balance of trade turns surplus. ~ Japan Foreign Trade Council, Inc., JFTC (Chairman: KOBAYASHI Ken, Chairman- Mitsubishi Corporation) is pleased to announce the new release of “Foreign Trade 2021”, a data book with full coverage of Japan’...
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Exhibition Title: Somewhere Between the Odd and the Ordinary Period: Thursday, April 29 – Sunday, September 26, 2021 Hours: 10:00-18:00(until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays) *Ticket sold until 30 minutes before closing Venue: Galleries 7–12,14, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Closed: Mondays (except May 3, August 9, September 20), May 6, August 10, September 21 Organized ...
１．Outline We will hold the "Toyama Media Art International Triennale 2020 (former Toyama Waterside Video Festival)" award ceremony, which has been held since 2008, for the purpose of disseminating video culture and discovering and nurturing young creators. This will be the first time since the transition to the triennale system. 7 works selected from 343 from all over the world includi...
The Hiroshima Prefectural Government hosted the 5th Hiroshima Junior International Forum from November 29 through December 13, which was held online every Sunday for three weeks. The goal of the event was to spread a message of peace overseas, deepen mutual understanding, and to train the next generation through discussions and exchanging views among participants. This year, we had 15 Japane...
Japan Association of Communication for Science and Technology (JACST)
JACST：Online Press Webinar The Seven Samurai of Science ~Confronting Global Challenges~ Learn about the latest top-level research in COVID-19, ecology, aging society, natural disaster, space, cultural resources - February 4, 2021 Japan Association of Communication for Science and Technology (JACST) International Public Relations Group Japan Association of Communicati...
This is the Wildlife Conservation Division of the Shizuoka Prefectural Office in Japan. Apetalous Catchfly(Silene Uralensis) is an endangered species widely distributed in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It spread from the Arctic Circle during the Ice Age 20,000 years ago. It is estimated that there are only less than 50 that exist within Shizuoka due to illegal uprooting (less than 200 in th...