Ishikawa Prefecture’s Kanazawa Castle frosted with ice and snow as Japan’s breathtaking winter takes hold.
©Kanazawa City / ©JNTO
December 22nd is your last chance to apply for “Meet Japan” 2010,
our annual hosted buyers’ familiarization trip! Don’t miss it!


December 2009  

Meet Japan 2010 Deadline Approaching!

Apply by December 22nd for your chance to discover all that Japan has to offer for your next meeting!

The Japan Convention Bureau, a division of the Japan National Tourism Organization, in cooperation with Japan’s International Convention Cities, invites association executives and international meeting planners to come to Japan for a one week period at the end of next February as our guests to participate in our “Meet Japan” Hosted Buyers Program in 2010.

For international convention decision makers who are considering Japan as a site for their events, February 25 – March 4, 2010 are dates to save. To help promote Japan as an international convention destination, JNTO is pleased to offer the continuation of our "Meet Japan" Hosted Buyers Program. If you are planning to hold an international convention in Japan in the near future, seriously investigating the possibility, or currently holding or preparing to hold a convention there, this program is for you. It offers you the opportunity to visit Japan's beautiful major convention cities and learn first-hand about their superb meeting and tourism amenities. During the week-long excursion, you'll discover the warm hospitality and unique charm of each of Japan's diverse convention cities and get all the information you need to make your next meeting in Japan a smashing success. The 2010 program and application information are outlined below.


Program Name : Hosted Buyers Program, "Meet Japan 2010"

Dates: February 25 – March 4, 2010 (Japan time)

Participant Qualifications:

  • President, Secretary General or Member of the site selection committee of an international organization
  • Organization has a Japanese branch or members who are actively seeking to hold the event in Japan
  • Preference goes to those who have not participated in Meet Japan in the past

Package: Includes business-class round-trip air fare to Japan and transportation, accommodation (six nights) and meals during the program. *Not Included: Airport taxes, meals not specified and items of a personal nature.


Feb. 25 (Thurs)Depart from your country.
Feb. 26 (Fri)Arrive in Japan. You will be transferred to Tokyo.
Feb. 27- Mar. 2 (Sat-Tue)Inspection Tours visiting regional International Convention Cities.
Mar. 3 (Wed)Participate in "Meet Japan" activities (session with cities) and reception.
Mar. 4 (Thu)Depart from Japan.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 (Japan Time)

How To Apply: If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact our North American regional office by e-mail, fax or standard mail and return to us your completed Application Form (link below). Upon receipt of this information, we will respond to you for further details.

JNTO North American Office: Ms. Miki Motegi-Hall, Convention Manager Japan Convention Bureau,
New York Office 11 West 42nd Street, 19th Floor New York, NY 10036 USA
Tel: +1-212-757-5641 ext. 21    Fax: +1-212-307-6754    Email:

Please visit
Meet Japan Testimonial, to learn about what past participants experienced from joining Meet Japan.

See you in February!

Past Meet Japan participants enjoy a Japanese reception.
Learning about traditional Japanese fashion
and aesthetics during Meet Japan.
For more Japan travel information, visit

* Disclaimer:
The JNTO Newsletter is published as a complimentary service to our valued partners in the travel and convention sectors. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official view of JNTO. While every sincere effort is made to ensure accuracy, readers should confirm prices and schedule information directly with the relevant organizer. All information is subject to change without notice. Neither JNTO nor any holder of copyright to the information shall be held responsible in any way whatsoever for any loss or misunderstanding, either direct or indirect, that is incurred as a result of utilizing the information.

© Japan National Tourism Organization


Japan Convention Bureau
Japan National Tourism Organization
Tel: 212-757-5641 ext. 21
Fax: 212-307-6754