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SYDNEY May 13, 2014 – Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will host its annual Japan Snow & Adventure Seminar in Melbourne (on 19th May) and Sydney (on 26th May) for outbound travel agents, media and airline partners. The aim is to promote Japan as a ski holiday destination and provide participants with the latest information …

SYDNEY January 23, 2014 – 2013 was a record year for Japan in many ways. Mt. Fuji was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list and Japanese cuisine was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Then in September, the IOC announced Japan as the host for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In Australia, …

  SYDNEY January 20, 2014 – Japan received more than 10 million overseas visitors in 2013. 244,600 Australians visited the country, amounting for 2.4% of the total inbound arrivals to Japan. One of 2013’s highlights for Japan MICE and tourism is winning the bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. With …

SYDNEY January 15, 2014 – Accessing Japan and travel within the country is becoming more convenient. Here is an introduction to some great new routes. Seven Stars Cruise Train in Kyushu From October 2013, visitors to the southern island of Kyushu are able to see the island in style with the launch of The Seven …

SYDNEY January 7, 2014 – The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and its convention division, the Japan Convention Bureau (JCB), have launched a new website for international MICE planners. The site, http://www.japanmeetings.org, is a handy tool for those planning conferences, corporate meetings and incentive trips. The website provides information on what Japan can offer for …

SYDNEY December 20, 2013 – Japan has welcomed 10 millionth visitor to Japan this year on Friday, 20th December at Narita International Airport. According to statistics released by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) in early December, about 9.5 million visited the country as of the end of November, with the figure reaching 10 million visitors …

SYDNEY December 13, 2013 – The ever-popular Japan Expo and Matsuri in Sydney is back at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour on Saturday 14th December, 10am-7pm. Japan Expo and Matsuri in Sydney is Australia’s largest community event celebrating Japanese culture and is held annually featuring the very best music, dance and food from Japan. In 2012 …

It was my greatest pleasure to hear that Tokyo has won the honor to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. On behalf of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), which has been involved in this long-term bidding activity, I wish to convey my sincere appreciation to all the people who have worked very …

Tokyo has won the bid to host the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Japanese capital received 60 votes and was chosen by the  International Olympic Committee (IOC) over fellow Candidate Cities Istanbul and Madrid after two rounds of voting at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires on 7th September. It will be the …

SYDNEY July 11, 2012 –Travel industry professionals in Australia are invited to submit their best Japan tour itinerary for the chance to win great prizes! Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Sydney office and Cathay Pacific have partnered to bring the “Design Your Best Itinerary in Japan Contest”. Entries to the contest, which is open to …

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