Welcome to the November 2020 edition of the Japan Meetings & Events Update for Australia and New Zealand.
One Young World Tokyo Caucus 2020, 23-25 Oct 2020 -- held as a hybrid event. Read the recap here!
• Plus, OYW Global Summit to take place in Tokyo, May 2022.
Sendai to host the 41st International Conference on Thermoelectrics in 2022
Hiroshima to host the 15th International Conference on Copepoda Japan in 2024
Kyoto to host the International Congress of Entomology in 2024

• In the past few months, the Japanese government has introduced a series of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Check our website to find updated information on the entry bans.

• You can find up-to-date statistics on the number of cases and details on Japan’s policy to prevent and control the epidemic on the Cabinet Secretariat's website (corona.go.jp).

Japan Updates

Sendai City video: "MICE in Sendai - Samurai Style Covid-19 Precautions"

This new PR video released by Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association introduces Covid-19 precautions taken at convention facilities in Sendai.

New brochure: The Luxury of Experience

Introducing our new luxury guide to Japan! Spanning the entire country, and covering everything from food to outdoor experiences, discover how you can add a touch of indulgence to any itinerary – it’s not as difficult as you may think.

Why choose Japan for your business event?

Infrastructure, ease of organisation and a unique service culture are just a few of many appealing benefits of hosting events and meetings in Japan. But there is much more to this island nation than meets the eye. This BBC Storyworks article highlights some of the best reasons to hold your event in Japan.

Educational and Inspirational Tools

JNTO Sydney YouTube educational tools


We have launched a webinar series with in-depth information on Japan. Whilst the information in this series is somewhat general and targeted at leisure travel advisors, incentive travel planners may also find it useful for increasing destination knowledge. Please note this series does not cover any Covid-specific travel restrictions or measures.

Many of our partners in Japan have begun launching 360-degree interactive VR videos. We have collated some of these from various regions across Japan into a consolidated YouTube playlist to give you a taste of the country as a whole.

Explore Japan for a few minutes with our VR Video!


We still have to wait a little longer to travel to Japan again. But what if, in the meantime, you visited it virtually? Thanks to our VR 360° video, you can immerse yourself in some of Japan’s most iconic spots from your home or office. Click the link, switch to full screen and use your mouse to look around you!

Many local convention bureaus in Japan have a financial support scheme for MICE groups who have selected their city as a destination for their event (subject to certain requirements). 

Some also have a support scheme to subsidise inspections for groups that are still in the process of deciding on a location.

If you have a group which has decided on or is considering Japan as a destination, please let me know and JNTO can enquire with the local convention bureaus on your behalf to see if your group is eligible for any subsidies they may provide. 

JNTO also has limited support available for incentive groups only which meet certain criteria. If you have an incentive group which has decided on or is considering Japan, please let me know and I can give you more information on this.
You are receiving this email as either I or one of my colleagues have met you at a MICE related event or exchanged emails with you in the past. This newsletter will be sent out periodically, featuring news from Japan in the Meetings & Events industry tailored to the Australia and New Zealand markets.


Remember to bookmark www.japanmeetings.org for resources to help you with planning your meeting, incentive or event. These include photos and videos, venue search, supplier search, statistics, model courses, and more!

For agents with leisure clients, please see the Travel Trade section of the local JNTO Sydney website for resources.

If you can't find what you need on the above websites, please contact me directly at sally_miles@jnto.go.jp or by phone at +61 2 9279 3177 and I will be happy to assist however I can.

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