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Meet Great Japanese Cities at IMEX - Part 2
The Japan Convention Bureau (part of JNTO) is at IMEX again for 2019! We’re bringing our pre-IMEX newsletters to you via the IMEX portal, blog posts on our website, and across our social media channels. Today we’re onto the stars of the show – the destinations! This week: Shizuoka, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, Okinawa
The Japan Convention Bureau (part of JNTO) is at IMEX again for 2019! Japan is a really exciting destination, and as the Convention Manager in the London Office, I’m thrilled to be joining you with our 23 expert partners to tell you what Japan can bring to your events.
We’re bringing our pre-IMEX newsletters to you via the IMEX portal, blog posts on our website, and across our social media channels. Last week we looked at destinations from the very north of Japan down to Tokyo, and this week we’ll be continuing our journey to the south. Get ready to discover what’s waiting for you in round two!
Some of the first things that come to mind when you think of Japan might be Mount Fuji, the bullet train and green tea…and Shizuoka is the city that typifies this Japan experience. Besides green tea production, strong sectors include transportation, automotive, fisheries and optoelectronic industries. Facilities include the largest exhibition hall outside of Tokyo.
Click here to book an appointment with Shizuoka!
Located between Tokyo and Osaka, Japan’s fourth largest city, Nagoya, is a central and regional powerhouse. Industry, in particular manufacturing, has a strong history in Aichi prefecture. The region is home to some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, as well as industries such as aviation, ceramics and robotics.
Click here to book an appointment with Nagoya!
A major commercial hub since ancient times, Osaka was the centre of the Japanese economy and the “kitchen of Japan”. Today, Osaka is still the centre of one of Japan’s largest economic, industrial and academic hubs. Osaka is also a unique cultural destination – hearty cuisine, traditional theatre, and the comedy capital of Japan.
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Kobe’s role as a globally connected city is closely linked to its port. The legacy of visiting diplomats and traders can be seen both in Kobe’s architecture and industry. The southern coastal area is a leading zone of heavy and chemical industries, while there is a thriving agricultural industry to the north.
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Recognised internationally as a city for peace, Hiroshima has hosted many related international conferences. Its history brings many domestic and international visitors – who then uncover the multiple sides to the city, including UNESCO world heritage shrines, great local cuisine and seafood, and a population highly engaged with sport (particularly baseball!).
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As well as beautiful weather and stunning sea views, the Ryukyu cultural offerings are totally unique – including ornate palaces, local dances, and dragon boat races. With an array of unique venues to match its style, Okinawa is the hidden gem of events destinations in Japan.
Click here to book an appointment with Okinawa!
And that concludes our 2019 pre-IMEX series of newsletters. Thank you so much for coming on this journey with me – I hope it’s given you some ideas of what to expect from Japan at IMEX. I look forward to seeing you in Frankfurt!
To see the rest of our special newsletters, released weekly in the lead up to IMEX, click here.
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