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New Ideas Wanted for JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards 2018

| Events, Travel and Tourism Events & Expo | 06/17/2018

The JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards 2018 - Logo

The JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards 2018 Now Open for Entries!

Date: Jun 12, 2018
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

TOKYO – The JAPAN Best Incentive Travel Awards 2018 campaign organized by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is now opened for entries and submissions will be accepted until 13 July 2018 at 5pm (UTC+9). The awards ceremony will be held on 19 September 2018 at Hotel New Otani, Tokyo.

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JNTO NY Office Launch “Come to Japan” Campaign for American Traveler – Grand Prize is Round Trip Airfare to Japan!

| Events, JPOP and Culture Events & Expo | 03/06/2018

JNTO - Kizuna AI

JNTO to Launch ‘Come to Japan’ Campaign With Kizuna AI, the World’s First Virtual YouTuber

Date: Mar 05, 2018
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

NEW YORK, March 5, 2018 – The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) New York Office is launching a ‘Come to Japan‘ Campaign for American travelers.

The campaign is a digital promotion element of ‘Cool Japan’, the Japanese government’s strategy to cultivate and promote Japanese culture in other countries. The campaign features Kizuna AI, the world’s first virtual YouTuber as its ambassador. Through social media platforms, including YouTube and Instagram, this campaign engages Americans and encourages them to consider Japanese travel.

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Japan National Tourism Organization inaugurated a global-scale, multilingual campaign entitled “Enjoy my Japan” to entice long-haul travelers to visit Japan

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 02/15/2018

Sparkling white sands and underwater diving discoveries await visitors to Onna Village in Okinawa Prefecture

“Enjoy my Japan” Global Campaign Targets Long-haul Travelers

User-customized videos introduce some of Japan’s best tourist attractions

Date: Feb. 06, 2018
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

TOKYOJapan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has today inaugurated a global-scale, multilingual campaign entitled “Enjoy my Japan.” The campaign seeks to entice long-haul travelers to visit Japan and explore the country beyond the well-known popular attractions, and immerse themselves more fully in the rich depths of Japanese nature and culture that exist off the beaten tourist path.

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe promoted Japanese regional cuisine and tourism in New York

| Events, JPOP and Culture Events & Expo | 09/27/2017

CEOs and multinational leaders enjoy regional cuisine from five representative Japanese chefs working in New York.

JNTO Hosts Reception “Taste of Japan – Endless Discovery” Encourages Visits to Japan

Date: Sep 26, 2017
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization

TOKYO, Sept. 26, 2017 — On September 18 (Monday), 2017, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) held a reception promoting the appeal of Japanese regional cuisine, titled “Taste of Japan — Endless Discovery,” in conjunction with an appearance by His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. With some 200 invitees, including members of the U.S. food services industry, international travel services, U.S. and Japanese diplomatic corps, members of the United Nations and others, the event aimed to promote the spread of Japan tourism as well as Japanese food and cuisine culture around the world.

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60th Anniversary Japan-India Friendly Exchanges – Kabuki Performances in Delhi, India

| Events, JPOP and Culture Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 09/08/2017

Onoe Kikunosuke and Jiuta players with the members of The International Centre for Kathakali Photo by Takashi Kato (Photo courtesy of Shochiku)

Japan Kabuki Meets India: Shochiku’s Collaboration with India – Kabuki Performances in Delhi and Tokyo to Celebrate Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges

Date: Sep 8, 2017
Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This year is the “Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges” to celebrate the 60th anniversary of cultural exchanges between the two countries. Shochiku Co., Ltd. has recently produced a performance of “KANEGAMISAKI,” a “jiuta” (folksong) version of Kabuki masterpiece “KYO KANOKO MUSUME DOJOJI,” in Delhi for the first time in India in 40 years, starring one of the top Kabuki stars, Onoe Kikunosuke V.

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16.3 mil. foreigners visit Japan this year – Japan likely to hit 2020 tourism goal early

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 11/18/2015

Foreign tourism in Japan over 16 million

Japan Likely to Hit 2020 Tourism Goal Early, Thanks to Chinese Visitors – In the first 10 months of the year, 16.3 million foreign tourists have visited, beating prior full-year record
Date: Nov 18, 2015
Source: The Wall Street Journal by Jun Hongo

TOKYO — Chinese tourists have pushed Japan within reach of its ambitious tourism target—five years ahead of schedule.

Japan has attracted 16.3 million foreign tourists already this year, beating its previous full-year record of 13.4 million as the number of Chinese visitors has more than doubled, according to data released Wednesday by the Japan National Tourism Organization.

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Japan Tourism Agency select 7 routes for foreign travelers to visit more destinations

| Kyushu News, News, Travel and Tourism News | 06/13/2015

Japan's 7 Routes Map for Foreign Tourists

7 routes to be promoted to foreign tourists
Date: June 12, 2015
Source: The Japan Times

For the first time, the Tourism Agency on Friday selected seven regional sightseeing routes within the nation for foreign tourists. The agency aims to encourage foreign tourists — who primarily tend to visit the Tokyo metropolitan area, an area surrounding Mt. Fuji and the Kansai area — to visit attractive sightseeing spots in regional areas linked to specific themes.

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Foreign visitors to Japan hit monthly record in February 2015

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 03/18/2015

Foreign Visitors to Japan in Feb 2015

February sees record number of foreign visitors
Date: Mar. 18, 2015
Source: NHK World

Foreign tourists have been making a beeline for Japan, mainly drawn by the weaker yen. Their numbers spiked last month during the Lunar New Year holidays, setting a single-month record.

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Japan marks record high 1.05 million foreign visitors in March 2014

| Travel and Tourism News | 04/23/2014

Japan marks record high 1.05 million foreign visitors in March 2014

Foreign visitors to Japan mark record
Date: Apr 23, 2014
Source: NHK WORLD

Foreign tourism in Japan hit a record high in March, thanks to a weaker yen and eased visa requirements for visitors from some Southeast Asian nations.

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