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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...

Reborn Okura Tokyo open for meetings bookings

The Hotel Okura Co., Ltd has announced that its new flagship hotel The Okura Tokyo is to start accepting reservations for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions with immediate effect. The Okura Tokyo first opened in 1962 but its main building closed for refurbishment in 2015. The remodelled hotel is scheduled to open on 12 September, 2019 and will comprise two main buildings. The Okura ...