New York, NY, June 20, 2011: The new era of Japan tourism starts with a new face: This summer marks the end of tenure of Mr. Shuichi Kameyama in the Executive Directorís chair at Japan National Tourism Organizationís New York Office. Mr. Kameyama, who served for the 3-year assignment since June 2008, is returning to Tokyo on June 24, after the extensive work to promote tourism to Japan in spite of several tough elements such as global economic recession, the stronger Japanese currency market, swine flu, and on to of all, the historic natural disaster that hit Japanís northeast coast in March this year. He says, "I am leaving with a lot of memories and unforgettable experiences, and I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to many industry partners." He will return to his original employer, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, but his new assignment in the Ministry has not been announced yet.
He is replaced by Ms. Yuki Tanaka, who swears in on June 20. Ms. Tanaka arrives in JNTO New York office from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, after a substantial experience in Japanís transportation management field. Her career in transport policies ranges from tourism, maritime transport to transport policy studies, and her last position was at Japan International Transport Institute (JITI).
Ms. Tanaka holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, after which she earned master's degrees of science in environmental economics, and urban and regional planning studies from the University of London.
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