JAPAN MEETING&INCENTIVE

Japan Convention Bureau | Meeting & Incentive News | March 2015

JNTO NEWS

Meet Japan 2015: A Great Success!

From March 1 through March 7, JNTO welcomed international convention organizers to Japan for Meet Japan 2015, an event that introduced a variety of potential destinations for future conventions.

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See You at the 2015 Trade Shows!

JNTO will be exhibiting at IT&CM China and IMEX soon. We look forward to seeing you in Shanghai and Frankfurt! Stop by and see us at the Japan Booth!

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WHAT’S UP IN JAPAN

Hokuriku Shinkansen Begins Service!

A new route has been added to the web of high-speed Shinkansen rail lines connecting Japan's cities.

On March 14, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which connects Tokyo with Kanazawa, began running. Kanazawa is the hub of the Hokuriku region, the area of central Honshu facing the Sea of Japan. The city is known for beautiful historic neighbourhoods filled with traditional architecture. It also offers numerous unique venues and after-convention programmes. All in all, Kanazawa has a lot to offer as a host city for international meetings.

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Introducing Facilities of JNTO Associates

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo, A World-Class Hotel with 50 Years of History

The Hotel New Otani Tokyo opened in 1964, the same year that the city hosted the Olympic Games. At the time it was the largest building in Tokyo, and said to be the grandest hotel in all of Asia. One of its iconic features was the revolving lounge on the top floor, which was an embodiment of the founder's wish for every guest from overseas to enjoy a view of beautiful Mt. Fuji. The lounge is now a restaurant, but it still revolves. It completes a 360-degree rotation every 70 minutes, giving diners a breathtaking panorama of Tokyo.

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4 HOURS IN FUKUOKA

Sightseeing in Fukuoka: Immerse yourself in historic Hakata

Hakata was one of the "twin cities" which merged in the 19th century to form present-day Fukuoka. It gives its name to the city's thriving downtown core. Here the traditions and spirit of one of Japan's oldest and most cosmopolitan cities are still alive and well.

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CONTACT JNTO

The Japan Convention Bureau, North America

Japan Meetings & Incentive

Japan. Endless Discovery

Ms. Dana Galbreath, Convention Manager
Japan National Tourism Organization
One Grand Central Place
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 448
New York, NY 10165
TEL: (212) 757-5641, ext. 21
FAX: (212) 307-6754
EMAIL: dana@jntonyc.org
WEBSITE: www.japanmeetings.org

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