Japan Convention Bureau | Meeting & Incentive News | August 2014


Application Deadline Approaching for Meet Japan 2015!

As part of its initiatives to promote Japan as an international conference destination, JNTO is inviting leading international association executives and core-PCOs to attend the "Hosted Buyers Program - Meet Japan 2015", which will be held for seven days beginning on March 1, 2015.



Three Japanese Scientists Honored with Nobel Prize in Physics!

On October 7, 2014, three scientists from Japan (Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura) were announced as the recipients of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. That brings the total number of Japanese Nobel Laureates to 22, more than any other country in Asia.


The Natural Choice for Business Events: Greater Tokyo, Chiba's First Promotion Video Targeted at International Event Organisers

The Chiba Convention Bureau and International Center (CCB-IC), expanding its marketing amid intensifying competition in the industry, has made its first promotional video geared towards the foreign market. The video was made to more effectively promote Chiba as an optimal business event destination at industry events such as trade shows and seminars.


Okinawa Corporate Games: The World's Largest Multi-Sport Festival for Businesses and Organizations Takes Place in Okinawa!

The Okinawa Corporate Games 2015 will be held March 5–8, 2015. With 15 different sporting events on the program and various age categories, there really is something for everyone. There are also numerous celebrations across the weekend for your employees, colleagues and clients to enjoy!


Introducing Facilities of JNTO Associates

Swissôtel Nankai, Osaka

Swissôtel Nankai, Osaka is a deluxe hotel ideally located in the heart of Namba, Osaka's most exciting entertainment, shopping and dining district. The hotel sits above Nankai Railway's Namba Station, offering direct train access to Kansai International Airport and putting major tourist spots such as Kyoto, Nara and Kobe within easy reach. The 36-story tower has 548 well-appointed guestrooms, including 42 Executive Floor rooms and 28 suites with upgraded amenities including Swiss Executive Club Lounge access.



Sightseeing in Matsuyama: Castle Tour & Hot Spring Soak: the Best of Old Japan!

Visit Matsuyama Castle, one of only 12 remaining original castles in Japan! Enjoy foot baths, hot springs, and a vibrant marionette clock in the heart of town. The spiritually inclined can go on a pilgrimage to a Shikoku temple, and those who love Japanese liquor can visit a sake brewery!



The Japan Convention Bureau, North America

Japan Meetings & Incentive

Japan. Endless Discovery

Ms. Dana Galbreath, 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: dana@jntonyc.org
WEBSITE: www.japanmeetings.org



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