japan

Virtual Yokohama goes live

The Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau (YCVB) has launched a website to introduce the tourism and MICE elements of Japan’s second-largest city to a global audience. Named Virtual Yokohama, the platform aims to allow the city to welcome business-related site visits virtually and to continue to compete for conventions amid governmental restrictions on international travel. The interactive websi...

Japanese representation ready for AIME 2022

A total of nine Japanese exhibitors are preparing to showcase at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings (AIME) event 2022, in Melbourne, 21-23 March. Representatives include from Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO), Chiba, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Kitakyushu, Kobe, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Kyoto. Yoko Tanaka, executive director of JNTO, said: “Our partners across Japan have been working hard t...

Düsseldorf says konnichiwa to DoKomi

DoKomi, a convention centred around Anime, Manga and Japan, took place 7-8 August at the Convention Center Düsseldorf (CCD). What started 12 years ago with around 1,800 participants has developed into what the CCD claims is now the biggest community meeting of its kind throughout Germany. DoKomi occupied the entire CCD, the four adjacent exhibition halls and the courtyard on a total of 108,000sqm....

IAPCO enters into second destination partnership in Asia

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) have formed a destination partnership, 1 August. This is Japan’s first partnership of this nature, and IAPCO’s second destination partnership within Asia. For the next 18 months, JNTO will participate in IAPCO’s network and actively engage with prominent PCOs, pr...