JAPAN MEETING&INCENTIVE

Japan Convertion Bureau | Meeting & Incentive News | June/July 2013

JNTO NEWS

Now accepting applications for our "Meet Japan 2014" familiarization tour!

Are you considering Japan as a site for an international convention? Then February 28th - March 7th in 2014 are dates to save to participate in our Hosted Buyers familiarization trip! Please come along and experience for yourself the warmth, hospitality, and diverse charms of Japan's convention cities.

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See you at EIBTM in Barcelona!

Following our participation at CIBTM in Beijing and IMEX America in Las Vegas, JNTO will be exhibiting at EIBTM in Barcelona, Spain (November 19-21). Please stop by and get the latest information on Japan!

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WHAT’S UP IN JAPAN

The Seven Star Cruising Train Launches

©Kyushu Railway
Company

Nanatsu-boshi, also known as Seven Stars in Kyushu, is Japan's first luxury cruise sleeper train, and it took to the tracks on October 15th, 2013. The meticulously designed interior appointments of the train, as well as a fascinating itinerary, will make your trip a very special experience.

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Renovated Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo Hotel Boosts Appeal to International Luxury Travelers

©The Prince Sakura
Tower Tokyo

Centrally located, and just a 3-minute walk from Shinagawa Station, the Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo boasts a spacious Japanese garden of approximately 2 hectares (5 acres). Guests can enjoy the ever-changing natural beauty of the garden from season to season.

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Hilton Worldwide to Open 2 New Hotels in Okinawa

©Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide will open two new hotels in Okinawa: Hilton Okinawa Chatan and Hilton Okinawa Kin. They will offer access to the Okinawa Convention Centre, the Bankoku Shinryokan MICE facility, and a variety of sightseeing spots, including Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa National Ocean Park, Shuri Castle (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and more!

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chooses Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo has been chosen as the host of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games! This will mark the fourth time that Japan hosts the Olympics. The 1964 Summer Olympics also took place in Tokyo, and Japan subsequently hosted two Winter Olympics: the 1972 Sapporo and 1998 Nagano Games.

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CASE STUDY

The 14th International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Global Conference

© ONSHIRIN Regional Public Organization

In late June 2013, Mt. Fuji, the iconic Japanese volcano that has inspired religious devotion and artistic masterpieces for centuries, was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Three weeks earlier, from the 3rd to 7th of June, the 14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) was held at the northern foot of the soon-to-be-honored mountain.

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4 HOURS IN TAKAMATSU

Sightseeing in Takamatsu: Explore Contemporary Art at the Setouchi Triennale 2013

©Kimito Takahashi

Hop on the "Meon" for a quick adventure – it's the ferry which connects Takamatsu Port with Megishima and Ogijima. During the winter it makes five round trips per day. In the summer and during the Setouchi Triennale 2013, service is more frequent.

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CONTACT JNTO

The Japan Convention Bureau, North America

Japan Meetings & Incentive

Japan. 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.japanmeetings.org

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