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On January 7, the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) held its annual general meeting and announced the export statistics for 2014. 更に読む

On December 8th the Norwegian Embassy hosted a lecture on recent developments in Japan’s science, technology and innovation (STI) policy given by Dr. Yuko Harayama, Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) in the Cabinet Office to the Science and Technology Diplomatic Circle of Tokyo. 更に読む

In connection with the International Human Rights Day on 10 December, the UN Free & Equal campaign, in conjunction with the United Nations Core Group on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Rights has led a social media campaign to promote family acceptance and diversity by focusing on the role of family in the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people. 更に読む

On 30. November, the Church Committee organised an Advent service followed by a Christmas party in the Embassy’s Arctic Hall. 更に読む

REC is one of the Norwegian companies that has successfully developed their business in the Japanese market during the last few years. Due to increased business activity, the company set up a larger office in Tokyo this October, and held a celebration event hosted by CEO Mr. Martin Cooper on the 17th of that month. The Norwegian Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Erling Rimestad, was invited to deliver a... 更に読む

Dr. Shuzo Kanagawa from National Center for Global Health and Medicine’s Travel Clinic has been authorized as a new seafarer’s doctor in Tokyo. 更に読む

In cooperation with Fuglen Tokyo and Norwegian Icons, Arcus' Linie Award is organizing a lifestyle event on 31 October and 1 November to reward this years' winners with the opportunity to showcase their skills in a surrounding full of craftsmanship, fusion and creativity. 更に読む

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai. 更に読む

Today is the European and World Day against the Death Penalty. This has been marked in Europe by a Joint Declaration by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Secretary of the Council of Europe. Ambassadors to Japan of the European Union and its Member States, together with the Ambassadors of Norway and Switzerland commend the declaration, and have agreed the... 更に読む

This year marks the 60th anniversary of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award. More than 60 individuals, groups and organizations have received the prize since Eleanor Roosevelt became the first winner in 1954. The prize is given for outstanding and dedicated work on behalf of displaced people. 更に読む

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated 1 October to be the International Day of Older Persons. 更に読む

In New York on 25 September 2014 the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an end to the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals while speaking to 300 global leaders gathered at a high level event convened by the MDG Advocacy Group. 更に読む

World leaders descend on New York for high-level meetings at the United Nations from September 22-26th. During the week a great number of topics will be tackled, such as human rights, poverty reduction, climate change and gender equality, all of which are key priorities for Norway. 更に読む

This year Norwegians are celebrating 100 anniversary of the writer and musician Alf Prøysen (23 July 1914 - 23 November 1970). Prøysen was one of the most important Norwegian cultural personalities in the second half of the twentieth century, and he made significant contributions to literature, music, TV and radio. 更に読む

The Writers’ Guild of Norway, which is an independent writers’ organisation whose purpose is to protect the artistic and financial interests of writers for film, television, radio and theatre, may award grants for the translation of Norwegian dramatic works to other languages. The primary purpose of the grant scheme is to contribute to the presentation/production of Norwegian drama abroad. 更に読む

Writers’ Guild of Norway is an independent writers’ organisation whose purpose is to protect the artistic and financial interests of writers for film, television, radio and theatre. Founded in 1938, the Guild currently organises approximately 330 writers. 更に読む

One of the most critical and urgent challenges facing countries today is achieving economic prosperity and development while also combating climate change. The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and its flagship project The New Climate Economy have been set up to help governments, businesses and society make better-informed decisions on these crucial issues. 更に読む

Wednesday 17 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a conference entitled "A New Nexus of global Threats? Concepts and Response" in Oslo. 更に読む

MediaUnit . .   It is estimated that about 25% of the world’s undiscovered hydrocarbon resources lie in the Arctic, and Norway is a key player in developing new technologies that will allow for more efficient and less risky exploration in this difficult area. This event was aimed at bringing together industry players with interests related to the field of offshore explorations, and to present 更に読む