Vancouver, British Columbia-headquartered Irving Resources Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, Irving Resources Japan GK, has acquired two new gold projects in Hokkaido, Japan. The company is also expanding its Omu gold project in Hokkaido. Irving recently filed applications for 15 mineral prospecting licences totalling 4,850 hectares at Shimokawa, and 25 mineral prospecting licenses totaling 8,442 hectares near the town of Engaru. The applications have been accepted by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and a multi-step review now begins for final approval. Irving also recently filed applications for five Japanese mineral prospecting licences totaling 1,626 hectares, extending its Omu gold project. Irving holds, through a subsidiary, project venture agreements with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) for joint regional exploration programs in Tanzania, Malawi, and Madagascar. JOGMEC is a government organization administrated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and is responsible for stable supply of various resources to Japan through the discovery of sizable economic deposits of base, precious, and rare metals.