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Tokyo unites to demonstrate its capacity and hospitality to 10, 000 attendees of Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group.

15 NOV 2012   |  PRESS RELEASES

More than 10, 000 people were given a warm welcome to Tokyo as they participated in the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group held from 9th to 14th October 2012. These meetings were one of the most secure as Tokyo private and public sectors united to host the events. The meetings marked the first time ever for Tokyo International Forum to….

Grand Reopening of The Tokyo Station Hotel on October 3

3 OCT 2012   |  NEWS

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The restored Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station is set to reopen on October 1. In con junction with this event, the nearly 100-year-old The Tokyo Station Hotel built inside the station house in 1915 will reve al its new form on October 3. This hotel, situated inside a nationally designated important cultural property, is close to the Ote machi/Marunouchi business area as well as the Ginza shopping….

Tokyo has been elected as the host city of the 20th International Congress of the International Musicological Society (IMS) in 2017!

27 JUL 2012   |  PRESS RELEASES

On July 6, 2012, at the General Assembly of the 19th International Congress of the International Musicological Society (IMS) held in Rome, Italy, members voted for Tokyo as the host city of the 20th International Congress of the IMS in March 2017. This will be the first IMS congress to be held in Asia since the society’s establishment back in 1927. As the first Asian….

Tokyo ranked 7th in the world in 2011, according to UIA

8 JUN 2012   |  PRESS RELEASES

The Union of International Associations (UIA) has published its 2011 global statistics on international meetings. Tokyo ranked 7th in the world in both the Type A Category – meetings of international organizations – and the Type B – other international meetings; ranking third in Asia following Singapore and Seoul. Tokyo maintained the same ranking as in 2010 despite the influence of the earthquake in March….

Update information: Assessment of Japan (Tokyo) Travel for Business Events

8 JUN 2012   |  NEWS/PRESS RELEASES

Assessment Report

The Logo of the 2012 Annual Meetings of IMF/WBG has been adopted.

25 MAY 2012   |  NEWS

The Logo of the 2012 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group which will be held in Tokyo in October has been adopted. Please refer to the press release.  

The 12th World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit was held on April 16-17 in Sendai and April 17-19 in Tokyo.

14 MAY 2012   |  NEWS

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We greeted the participants who arrived at Tokyo Station from Sendai with a welcome sign, and we entertained them at the summit venue in a very Japanese manner with cha-no-yu (tea ceremony). At this WTTC Global Summit, for which Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda attended the welcome dinner, there were 673 registered participants (from Japan: 334/ from overseas: 339) for Sendai, and 1, 234 (from Japan:….

Palace Hotel Tokyo to Debut May 17 near Imperial Palace -290-room hotel in Marunouchi to jockey for position as one of Japan’s finest independent properties-

13 MAR 2012   |  NEWS

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Press Release: http://www.palacehotelstokyo.com/press_release/20120131PHTDebut.pdf The hotel’s Aoi banquet hall, which can accommodate up to 1, 500 people, will feature a rare structure in the city: a glass wall measuring 7 m in height and 22 m in length that brings in natural light. All eight of the hotel’s banquet halls will be equipped with the latest sound and lighting systems for various business events. News.

Special Interview with the Secretary General, Japan Secretariat for the 2012 Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group

17 JAN 2012   |  NEWS

The biggest events to be held in Tokyo in 2012 are the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group. The Annual Meetings are joint meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group. They are held two out of every three years in Washington, D.C., where the two institutions are headquartered, and every third year in a different country…..

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