Japan Gold Strengthens Board of Directors

Japan Gold – 2020,

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 17, 2020) – Japan Gold Corp. (TSXV: JG) (OTCQB: JGLDF) (the “Company“) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Harbidge to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

John Proust, Chairman and CEO commented, “Paul Harbidge has been an invaluable technical advisor to the Company and we believe his impressive track record of gold discoveries and industry-wide connections will be instrumental in strengthening and complementing our Board of Directors.”

Mr. Paul Harbidge is a geologist with over 26 years of experience and a proven track record in the discovery of world class gold deposits. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Geology from Kingston University, London (UK) and an MSc in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from Leicester University (UK).

Paul is currently the President and CEO of GT Gold where he is leading the company in advancing the new gold rich copper porphyry project in northern British Columbia. Previously he served as Senior Vice President of Exploration at Goldcorp Inc. from 2016 until its acquisition by Newmont Mining Corp. in April 2019. Prior to that, he successfully led the Exploration Team at Randgold Resources resulting in multiple new gold discoveries including the Gounkoto deposit in Mali and the Massawa deposit in Senegal. He has also worked for Rio Tinto in the Iberian Pyrite Belt, Anglo American in Senegal and Ashanti Goldfields in Mali, Ghana, Guinea and Tanzania.

In conjunction with this appointment, Dr. Sally Eyre has stepped down from the Board to focus on other business endeavours. The Board thanks Dr. Eyre for her many years of valuable service and her contributions as a founding Director of the Company and wishes her the best in her future ventures.

On behalf of the Board of Japan Gold Corp.

John Proust
Chairman & CEO

About Japan Gold Corp.

Japan Gold Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused solely on gold exploration across the three largest islands of Japan: Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu. The Company has a country-wide alliance with Barrick Gold Corporation to jointly explore, develop and mine certain gold mineral properties and mining projects. The Company holds a portfolio of 31 gold projects which cover areas with known gold occurrences, a history of mining and are prospective for high-grade epithermal gold mineralization. Japan Gold’s leadership team represent decades of resource industry and business experience, and the Company has recruited geologists, drillers and technical advisors with experience exploring and operating in Japan. More information is available at www.japangold.com or by email at info@japangold.com

For further information, please contact:

John Proust
Chairman & CEO
Phone: 778-725-1491
Email: info@japangold.com

Cautionary Note

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to expected or anticipated future events and anticipated results related to future partnerships and the Company’s 2020 gold exploration program. These statements are forward-looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that include, but are not limited to, general economic, market and business conditions; competition for qualified staff; the regulatory process and actions; technical issues; new legislation; potential delays or changes in plans; working in a new political jurisdiction; results of exploration; the timing and granting of prospecting rights; the Company’s ability to execute and implement future plans, arrange or conclude a joint-venture or partnership; and the occurrence of unexpected events. Actual results achieved may differ from the information provided herein and, consequently, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information contained herein speaks only as of the date of this News Release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward‚Äźlooking information or to explain any material difference between such and subsequent actual events, except as required by applicable laws.

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