Why Japan now? The country is fast be- coming Asia’s hot new tourism ticket. In 2020, Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics, and Japan has set a goal of
20 million annual foreign visitors by then. Last year, a
record 13. 4 million people visited Japan, an increase of
nearly 30 percent from 2013, and tourism officials expect
that number to keep rising. But what specifically gives
Japan the advantage over other international meeting
It’s a world leader in research and technology. The
bullet train, general anesthesia, instant noodles — the
breadth of Japanese inventiveness is vast. In the field of
natural science alone, Japan has yielded 19 Nobel laureates. The country’s many global corporations, research
institutes, and academic institutions continue to cement its place as a leader in the advancement of science
and industry, making Japan not only a key partner in doing business but a destination of inspiration.
It’s safe, clean, and friendly. Japan’s low per-capita
crime rate, immaculate hospitality, and orderly trans-
portation infrastructure mean attendees will feel com-
fortable whether it’s their first or tenth time visiting the
country. Even if visitors should lose a valuable, chances
are they’ll see it returned. Every year, 3. 2 billion yen in
lost-and-found items are handed over to the police.
It has an impressive track record. From academic
conferences and international association meetings to
corporate retreats and incentive trips, Japan has more
than 50 years’ experience hosting major programs. The
diligent, professional hospitality community has cultivated a stellar reputation for executing events to perfection, and it’s just one reason why the most high-profile
international meetings so often choose Japan.
It’s unlike anywhere else in the world. When attendees arrive in Japan, there will be no mistake about
where they are. Every city has its own distinct personality, and even the venues have unique touches of local
culture, from Zen gardens to art museums. Every major
meeting destination in Japan comes backed by a local
tourism bureau — each one of them expert in weaving
its customs and culture into a program.
Mysterious, imaginative, innovative — Japan is where ideas are born. It also offers the exact formula meeting planners need to craft a productive and inspirational meeting experience that attendees will never forget. Besides fostering
razor-sharp business acumen and scientific ingenuity, the Japanese culture is
famous for its impeccable hospitality, and its modern meetings infrastructure
meets the unique needs of international gatherings. The Japanese archipelago
spans a range of climates, cultures, and landscapes, so even repeat visitors can
find something new and unexpected.