JAPAN MEETING&INCENTIVE

Japan Convention Bureau | Meeting & Incentive News | March 2015

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Conventions Supported by Towns across Japan in Conjunction with Universities

In order to attract and promote conventions, municipal authorities and convention bureaus from several Japanese towns and cities are cooperating with each other, and have entered into various agreements with local universities.

In order to strengthen ties, the organizations concerned offer support for the smoothest possible running of conventions. Click to see a list of participating cities.

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CASE STUDY

IX World Congress of ICCEES Held in Makuhari, Chiba

From August 3 to August 8, 2015, the World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies was held in Makuhari. It was the first time that this event had taken place outside Europe and North America, and it attracted about 1,310 people, including 783 international participants from 49 countries.

The Chiba Convention Bureau and International Center (CCB-IC) provided the following invaluable support: subsidies and finance, a shuttle bus service, arrangement of traditional taiko drumming entertainment for the reception, language volunteers, etc.

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INTRODUCING SPECIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR INCENTIVE TRAVEL TO JAPAN

Incentivizing Travel from Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia

July 2015 saw a series of seminar events focused on attracting incentive travel from Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. The events featured booths where various participants could present the latest information, including their MICE support. To find out more details on which cities participated and what they can offer to incentive groups, please click the link below.

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4 HOURS IN KYOTO

Experience Kyoto's Traditional Culture

Japan's capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto remains alive with traditional arts such as dance, the tea ceremony, and yuzen silk dyeing. The historic city is also famous for kyokaiseki and obanzai, unique twists on Japan's washoku culinary heritage, which in 2014 was added to UNESCO's list of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage. Kyoto is also home to around 2,500 historic shrines and temples, 17 of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Come take classes in traditional crafts while viewing ancient temples!

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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
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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