Japan MICE Newsletter Japan National Tourism Organization September 2011 
IMEX America
The Japan National Tourism Organization is pleased to announce our participation at the first ever IMEX America exhibition, to be held in Las Vegas from October 11-13, 2011. As an exhibitor at the event, our booth will also include representatives from the Osaka, Hiroshima, Sapporo, Okinawa, Chiba, and Yokohama convention bureaus, as well as partners from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto, knt! Kintetsu International, and DMC Japan Network. We look forward to seeing you there, and welcome you to come visit us at the Japan booth (Booth #1044). If you would like to make an appointment to meet with us, please click here: Make Appointment
IMEX America
Chiba Convention Bureau and International Center Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Chiba Convention Bureau and International CenterChiba boasts a surprising diversity of tourism attractions, such as Tokyo Disney Resort, some of Japanís top museums, the neon lights of nearby Tokyo, traditional shopping streets, mountain temples, hot springs with ocean views, and world-class golf resorts. View Profile >> Hiroshima Convention &Visitors BureauHiroshima, the city known as the International City of Peace and Culture, is also an ideal destination for conventions and incentive travels. It is truly the right place for those who seek to organize successful conferences and incentive travel. View Profile >> Okinawa Convention & Visitors BureauJapan's most celebrated "resort destination," Okinawa has long been an ocean crossroads for many different cultures, with its tremendously beautiful ocean, blue skies, and colorful culture with a relaxing atmosphere.
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Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau Sapporo Convention Bureau Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau
Osaka Convention and Tourism BureauOsaka has inherited a lot of unique characteristics as a result of being an economic and cultural center of the nation. With rich historical and cultural assets, Osaka offers everything you need to play, eat, and shop. View Profile >> Sapporo Convention BureauSapporo - located at the "top of Japan." With a state of the art convention center, and an experienced team of friendly, professional staff, thereís no better place to hold your next MICE event.
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Yokohama Convention & Visitors BureauYokohama has an extensive range of event facilities, including the world-class convention complex PACIFICO Yokohama, thousands of venues and hotels, and a myriad of entertainment opportunities.
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DMC JAPAN Network Hotel Granvia Kyoto knt! Kintetsu International
DMC JAPAN NetworkWe are truly a one-stop shop for everything that the travel agents and hotels cannot provide. Because we know what's new, what works and how to make your event the most successful and memorable meeting ever. View Profile >> Hotel Granvia KyotoElegant Haven of Modern Comfort and Style, Hotel Granvia Kyoto is conveniently located with superb accessibility to Kansai/Osaka International Airport, and major destinations such as Osaka and Tokyo. View Profile >> knt! Kintetsu InternationalAs a leading DMC in Japan, KNT provides a wide range of capabilities in destination services, meeting & conference services, and transportation management of special events and group travel.
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Japan Now on Video Recent and Upcoming Meetings in Japan
Japan Now on Video
Watch video clips of interviews with attendees of recent conferences held in Japan - including the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, the RNA Society Annual Meeting, and LinuxCon Japan. Watch Videos >>
International Surgical Week
(ISW 2011)

August 28 - September 1, 2011
Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
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UIA World Congress
"The Olympics of Architecture"

September 25 - October 1, 2011
Tokyo, Japan
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A Message from the President of JNTO Japan Wins the FIFA
Womenís World Cup!
Unique Dining Experience
A Message from the President of JNTOFive months have now passed since the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. During this time, we have received very gracious support from many people across the globe.
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Japan Wins the FIFA Women’s World Cup!"Nadeshiko Japan" is the nickname for the Japan's women's national soccer team. "Nadeshiko" comes from "Yamato nadeshiko," which means "ideal Japanese woman. More Info >> Unique Dining ExperienceThemed restaurants are all the rage in Japan recently, and are growing in popularity every day. You can enjoy the great atmosphere and unique meals.
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Yokohama Triennale 2011 Fukuoka Dazaifu Tenmangu Jinkohshiki Grand Festival Kyoto Marathon 2012
Yokohama Triennale 2011
The Triennale is a leading tri-annual international exhibition of contemporary art. Based on the theme "OUR MAGIC HOUR", the YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011 is currently being held at two main venues: the Yokohama Museum of Art and NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK) More Info >>
Fukuoka Dazaifu Tenmangu Jinkohshiki Grand FestivalThe Jinkohshiki Grand Festival is an autumn festival that commemorates Michizane Sugawara (845-903), a devoted scholar and high ranking government official who served the emperor in Kyoto, until he was exiled to Dazaifu in Fukuoka, Kyushu, where a shrine dedicated to him called Dazaifu Tenmangu was built over his final resting place. More Info>> Kyoto Marathon 2012The three largest cities in the Kansai area, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, will each host their own open marathons for the very first time, following the example of the successful Tokyo marathon which started in 2006.
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Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) Hagoita Ichi Outdoor Fair Harvest Moon Viewing
Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)The 24th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) will be held from October 22nd through October 30th. The main venue continues to be Roppongi Hills, with participating venues throughout Tokyo showcasing both domestic and foreign films in a wide variety of genres.
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Hagoita Ichi Outdoor FairHagoita Ichi is a traditional outdoor fair that began in the Edo Period. Itís held annually from December 17th - 19th at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo. Over 50 vendors will sell their lavishly decorated hagoita along with other New Year decorations.
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Harvest Moon ViewingHarvest Moon viewing is a delightful tradition that originated in China and was introduced to Japan in the late eighth century. It takes place mid-September, during the first full moon closest to the autumn equinox. It is this moon which is called the harvest moon. More Info >>
Japan Convention Bureau
Jaoan. Endless Discovery.
Mr. Gil Cardon, Convention Manager
Japan National Tourism Organization
11 West 42nd Street, 19th floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-757-5641, ext. 21
Fax: 212-307-6754
Email: cardon@jntonyc.org
Website: www.japantravelinfo.com

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