What Makes Japan the Ideal Destination for International Conferences?

A Sponsored Message from Japan National Tourism Organization


Japan is a renowned destination for holiday-seekers, but it’s an ideal spot for business travelers too.

Cherry blossoms, mouthwatering cuisine and a legendary history are just a few of the tourism draws in Japan. But there’s more to the large island that also makes it a desirable business destination. Metropolises like Tokyo, Sapporo, Yokohama and Okinawa host some of the business world’s greatest minds, each boasting a reputation for smooth planning and execution of even the largest events.

Seamless Travel

While many think it’s expensive and difficult to get here, the opposite is true. With several large international airports, there are direct routes to Japan from several North American cities including New York, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota and even Toronto.

Once business travelers arrive, it’s easy to navigate the local scene. Safe, clean cities and efficient public transportation offer convenience and stress-free travel, along with Japan’s official travel app which has information about sightseeing, dining and travel routes.

Experienced Event Professionals

Japan’s national network of event planners and professionals have mastered some of the world’s biggest events, with unrivaled efficiency. They’ve hosted the Rugby World Cup and G20 Summit, with future events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and 2025 Osaka World Exposition.

Not to mention, Japan attracts some of the top business talent from across the globe, like the IEEE International Magnetics Conference and International Congress of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. With experience across industries and a proven track record, Japan is equipped to handle association meetings across all industries.

The Japan Convention Bureau (JCB), a division of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), in cooperation with Japan’s International Convention Cities, invites association executives and international meeting planners to come to Japan as guests to participate in the hosted buyers program, Meet Japan.

Program participants have a chance to visit the country’s top cities and experience both the hospitality and convention and tourist facilities first hand so they can select the best venue for their next event. Applications for the next Meet Japan program—which will take planners to Nagoya, Gifu, Hiroshima, Chiba, Kitakyushu, Kumamoto and Okinawa—are by October 18, 2019.

Create a memorable and stress-free experience for your next corporate event in Japan. Start planning today.