Connections confirms details of private luxury event in Tokyo

Connections, an international private community for senior executives in high-end travel, has revealed final details of the programme for its first event in Japan.

Japan’s Okura Hotel expands into Thailand

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., the group behind the recently re-opened Okura Hotel in Tokyo, is expanding into Thailand.

One Young World announces Tokyo as 2021 host city

Tokyo has been announced as the 2021 host city for One Young World, a forum for future world leaders.

Robots on show as Hiroshima CVB hosts technical tour

The Hiroshima Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB) recently hosted a technical visit tour, showcasing the city’s unique high-tech experiences to international delegates.

New venue Aichi Sky Expo opens in Japan

Japan opened a new venue, the Aichi Sky Expo International Exhibition Centre, on 30 August.

G20 world leader’s summit takes place in Osaka, Japan

The G20 summit begins in Osaka, Japan today, with much of the focus on the meeting between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

2019 JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards open for entries

Japan’s national tourism organisation, JNTO, has opened submissions for its JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards 2019. Entries can be accepted until 2 August 2019. The awards ceremony will be held 23 October, at the Osaka City Central Public Hall. The JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards aim to recognise outstanding achievers among global meeting and incentives planners for their delivery of unique pr...

Survey reveals 231bn yen effect to local economy from PACIFICO Yokohama

PACIFICO Yokohama, one of the largest MICE complexes in Japan, had a 231bn ($2.07bn) yen effect on the local economy in 2017, according to the city’s latest survey on the economic ripple effects of events. The economic ripple effect was also found to have increased 12% over the previous survey. The venue is now looking forward to the further expansion of its economic impact with the addition of th...