Japan Convention Bureau | Meeting & Incentive News | March 2015


Major Scientific Conference on Electromagnetics Set for Toyama
JNTO at The Meetings Show UK and the M&IT Agency Challenge!
©Toyama Prefectural Tourism Association

2018 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2018 Toyama)

The Electromagnetics Academy is an international scholarly organization established for the purpose of advancing research on electromagnetic theory and its applications, and promoting education specifically related to electromagnetics. The Electromagnetics Academy has over 1,000 members, who are researchers and engineers active in the electromagnetics field around the world.



23rd World Scout Jamboree
Two Weeks of Educational Camping Draws 33,000 Participants
Sapporo, Tokyo, and Fukuoka offer support to incentive groups

From July 28 to August 8, the 23rd World Scout Jamboree was held in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The theme was "WA - a Spirit of Unity." The World Scout Jamboree is an international event held every four years by the World Organization of the Scout Movement to provide educational camping experiences for Scouts from 14 to 17 years old.

33,628 scouts and leaders from 155 countries spent 12 days camping in Kirara-hama, and the event attracted over 70,000 general visitors. The participants enjoyed a variety of programs, including cross-cultural exchanges and cutting-edge science experiences offered by various Japanese companies.


Major Incentive Tours from Taiwan
Sapporo, Tokyo, and Fukuoka offer support to incentive groups

September 5 to mid-October 2015 saw a large scale incentive tour to Hokkaido, organized by Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd., one of Taiwan's leading life insurance companies. 7,000 people visited Hokkaido for group stays of between five and seven days, representing the largest incentive tour ever hosted by this Northern Japanese island.


A Major Incentive Tour Sets Sail from China to Fukuoka Aboard One of the World's Newest Luxury Cruise
Sapporo, Tokyo, and Fukuoka offer support to incentive groups

On September 16, 2015, a US-based direct selling company chartered one of the world's largest and latest luxury cruise liners, the 168,000-tonne MS Quantum of the Seas, and rented space in the parking lot of the huge AEON Mall Kashiihama in Fukuoka to hold incentive tour events for 4,000 guests. Each participant was presented with a framed postcard set, along with a welcome letter and a commemorative hand fan emblazoned with "Fukuoka" in Chinese script. The region is famous for taiko drumming, and proceedings included a drum performance on the wharf at Hakata port to welcome tour participants disembarking from the cruise ship.



Experience One of Japanís Great Port Cities: Where Chic Urban Life Meets History!
Frolic in a winter (or spring, or summer, or autumn) wonderland

Yokohama is one of Japan's great port cities, and it's just 20 minutes from central Tokyo. With its passenger ship terminal and major convention facilities, Yokohama has a very cosmopolitan flavour, but it also offers numerous famous destinations where visitors can experience the best of traditional Japanese culture, such as the renowned Sankeien Garden.



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