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2nd Aichi-Nagoya Press Tour
[Schedule] Monday, October 28 to Tuesday, October 29, 2019

[Theme] <Fusion between industry and tourism and exploration of the latest technologies>

- Cosmetic products originating in a mountain village in Aichi
- Beauty tourism – a unique kind of tourism in the world
- An endeavor to develop flying cars
- Commitment to “creating ever-better cars”


Aichi-Nagoya has world-class clusters of next-generation industries including aerospace and robotics, in addition to various traditional industries such as pottery, ceramic ware, and textiles, and automobiles, the dominant industry. It also offers diverse attractions that span history, tradition, and culture, including the samurai culture, Nagoya-meshi (Nagoya’s unique cuisine), and a wealth of tourist sites.


This tour will take participants to Aichi-Nagoya where the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will be held in November to visit a rural community where local revitalization efforts are underway utilizing locally available ingredients for cosmetics and meet R&D teams that are developing the cars of the future.


[Itinerary for news coverage]

*For details of the coverage, please refer to the PDF file attached on the page above

1. Sanshin Mining Ind. Co., Ltd.

We will visit a mine where sericite is extracted to be used in cosmetics.

2. naori
We will interview people who are engaged in beauty tourism, a unique kind of tourism in the world.

3. HCARTIVATOR and SkyDrive
We will visit R&D teams which are working together on the technical and business development of flying cars.

4. Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama of Toyota Motor Corporation
We will visit a test course with difficult driving conditions and interview R&D personnel about the development of fun-to-drive cars.

5. G20 Aichi Nagoya Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Promotion Council
Participants will learn about the work being done by the Promotion Council to ensure the success of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

Participants will inspect the meeting venue. (The hotel will also be used as accommodation.)


[Tour itinerary]

1. Schedule

* The schedule is not yet finalized, and is subject to change without notice.


<Day 1: Monday, October 28>

08:33-09:57 Tokyo Sta. to Toyohashi Sta. (Hikari No. 505)
11:30-12:30 Lunch at Chazen-ichi, a soba restaurant included in the Bib Gourmand list in the Michelin Guide 2019
13:00-15:00 Sanshin Mining Ind. Co., Ltd.
15:15-16:30 naori
18:30-19:00 NAGOYA KANKO HOTEL (inspection of the venue of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting)
19:00-19:30 Explanation of the project by the G20 Aichi Nagoya Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Promotion Council
19:30-21:00 Dinner


<Day 2: Tuesday, October 29>

09:00 Departure from NAGOYA KANKO HOTEL
10:00-12:00 CARTIVATOR and SkyDrive
12:15-13:15 Lunch at Sushi Houbai, a sushi restaurant included in the Bib Gourmand list in the Michelin Guide 2019
14:00-16:00 Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama of Toyota Motor Corporation
17:15 Nagoya Sta.
18:02-19:43 Nagoya Sta. to Tokyo Sta. (Nozomi No. 240)


2. Qualifications to participate: Professional reporters who are employed by or under a continuous contractual relationship with the press headquartered outside Japan, who engage in news coverage and other activities related to reporting, and who wish to publicize information in articles or programs through the news coverage of this press tour.


3. Participation fee: 10,000 yen (including travel expenses, accommodation fees, and food expenses for the entire itinerary, departing from and returning to Tokyo Station)
* Details including the method of payment and cancellation fees will be notified later to participants.


4. Number of applicants: 10 (one writer and one cameraman per company; up to two persons per TV company)
* If the number of applicants exceeds 10, we may set an upper limit for the number of participants by country.


5. Language: An English interpreter will accompany the tour.


6. Application method: Send an email with the following information for each applicant.

(1) Email:

(2) Required information: 1) affiliation, 2) country of the company’s head office, 3) job title, 4) name, 5) gender, 6) email address, 7) telephone number (which can be reached during the tour), 8) type of media (e.g., TV, newspaper, magazine), 9) name of intended media of publication, 10) language to be used in communication (English or Japanese), 11) remarks, etc. (e.g., dietary restrictions, smoking)

* Applicants will be notified later whether they can participate.


7. Contact persons: Imai and Kato, MEITETSU WORLD TRAVEL, INC.

Tel: +81-52-211-2315 (in Japanese)

Email: (in Japanese and English)


8. Remarks:

(1) This press tour is organized by the G20 Aichi Nagoya Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Promotion Council, and is planned and managed by MEITETSU WORLD TRAVEL, INC.

(2) The details of the tour are subject to change without notice.

(3) Participants are required to pay the participation fee to cover part of the expenses, but the tour is not a profit-making project.

(4) The organizer shall not be held liable for any inconvenience, trouble, accident, etc. that may arise during the tour.

(5) When taking photos or recording videos, participants are required to follow the instructions of the staff in charge.

(6) This press tour is organized to enable participating reporters to write articles, etc. and provide information about Aichi-Nagoya to the world. Participating reporters are requested to publicize the information as widely as possible based on news coverage, and to send photocopies, etc. of published articles.

(7) Participating reporters are required to answer a questionnaire after the tour. Answers may be made public, without disclosing the names and companies of the respondents, for the purpose of future reference.

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