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Date : April 9, 2018

Japan’s Hidden Attractions—How to Make Japan a Tourism Nation (Mr. David Atkinson, CEO, Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts Co., Ltd.)

post date : 2018.03.05

Setting a new record for the fifth year in a row, there was a total of 28.69 million inbound tourists to Japan in 2017, a 19.3% increase compared to the previous year. The Japanese government has set a goal of 40 million inbound tourists for 2020, the year the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held, and 60 million for 2030, as part of its growth strategy, and is working towards achieving that goal.


What should Japan do to promote hidden attractions that are still unknown, and become a tourism nation? The FPCJ has invited Mr. David Atkinson, CEO of Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts Co., Ltd., and tourism advisor to the Japanese government and many local governments, to discuss this topic. 

Date: April 9 (Mon), 2018, 15:30-17:00  

Place: Japan National Press Club Press Conference Room (*)

Language: Japanese/English (with consecutive interpretation)

               No video or audio recording allowed  

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).


*Change of Venue

As the FPCJ Conference Room will be undergoing renovations, this press briefing will be held at the Japan National Press Club Conference Room on the 9th floor of the same building.

Access:    Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.

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