2019 Nishina Memorial Prize has been AnnouncedNishina Memorial Foundation has announced Professor Shigeru Yoshida and Professor Aya Ishihara of Chiba University the recipients of the 2019 Nishina Memorial Prize. The award is for the contribution in the successful discovery of the ultra-high energy cosmic nutrinos.
La Festa Mille Miglia 2019 in ChibaChiba cheered for La Festa Mille Miglia 2019 as it passed through Narita, Ichinomiya, Ichihara and other cities of Chiba on day four of the race completing the 4-day race that started in Harajuku, on the 25th of October 25 and ended on the 28th.
Chiba MICE Day Hosted at Kazusa ArcChiba MICE Day 2019 organized by Chiba Convention Bureau was held on July 23, 2019 at Kazusa Arc in Kisarazu City. The annual event which aimed to promote Chiba’s resources as meeting venue while seeking cooperation of local entities was participated by 238 guests from various sectors of local government, travel and tourism industry, and educational institutions.
Cvent Named Chiba as Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Asia for 2019Cvent unveiled the list of top meeting destinations in which Chiba was among the names on the top 25. The lists were said to be compiled based on the meeting and event booking activity across the Cvent’s venue sourcing site in 2018. The destinations are ranked based on specified criteria on number of unique request proposal received, granted no. of request for proposals, qualified meeting venues, etc.
Diplomats Study Tour to Chiba Held SuccessfulOn 10th of July 2019 held the Diplomats Study Tour to Chiba. The tour is courtesy of Chiba Convention Bureau and International Center in cooperation with Chiba Prefecture, Chiba City and various private enterprises, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegation composed of 35 representatives from different embassies in Japan, Ambassadors, Ministers, Counselors, Secretaries, and Attachés came to visit the prefecture’s capital Chiba City for site inspection visit.
Narita Airport Deployed Security RobotsThe Narita International Airport Corporation has deployed security robots to patrol Narita Airport’s terminal buildings in run-up to Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Tokyo DisneySea New Themed Port’s Name RevealedOriental Land Co., Ltd. has announced Tuesday the name of the new themed area in Tokyo DisneySea be ‘Fantasy Springs’, the eighth and newest themed port which is being developed together with a new Disney hotel in which the construction expects to finish in 2021.
Sakura City’s Promotional Video is Now Available OnlineSakura City has released a promotional video with the theme, ‘Feel Sakura City’. The video projects the image of Sakura City as a city of abundant attraction with history, nature, and culture. It introduces the city’s main attractions -flower viewing, fireworks display, and villages depicting ‘the old Japan’ where former feudal lord residences.
Yakatabune Set Sail Along Tateyama BayYakatabune was set offshore first time on April 27, 2019, the start of the 10-day Golden Week holiday. The 40-minute houseboat tour of Tateyama Bay allowed passengers to enjoy the view of the surroundings including Okishima Island and Mt. Fuji at distance.
Tokyo Bay Fortress Opened to PublicThe Tour of Tokyo Bay Fortress has started. The No. 2 Sea Fort off the coast of Futtsu in Chiba Prefecture was opened to observers on 11th of May.
Chiba to Host the Monorailex 2019The Chiba Convention Bureau is delighted to announce that Monorailex 2019 will be hosted in Chiba on November 24 to 27, 2019. This will be the first Monorailex meeting in Japan. The event expects to cater approximagtely 60 representatives from different countries.
Tokyo DisneySea's New Themed Port's Name RevealedOriental Land Co., Ltd. has announced Tuesday the name of the new themed area in Tokyo DisneySea be ‘Fantasy Springs’, the eighth and newest themed port which is being developed together with a new Disney hotel in which the construction expects to finish in 2021. The project is part of the large-scale expansion plan of Tokyo DisneySea Park with an investment worth 250 billion yen, the most costly expansion at Tokyo Disney Resort project by far according to operator.
Narita International Airport has Won the World’s Best Airport Staff Service AwardThe ‘SKYTRAX Best Airport Awards 2019’ named Narita International Airport the World’s Best Airport Staff Service. The award is presented to the airport that receives the highest level of customer satisfaction across the full range of services such as customer assistance, immigration and security staffs, shops and restaurant personnel, and more. It is determined by the results of the online survey completed by air passengers worldwide.
Chiba MICE Day held Successfully in MakuhariChiba MICE Day was held successfully at Makuhari Messe on February 12, 2019. Attended by 440 participants from different sectors of government, local entities and private enterprises gathered together to learn and discuss latest in MICE Industry.
CCB in Japan Incentive Seminar held in Jakarta, IndonesiaThe Chiba Convention Bureau has participated in the event organized by the Japan National Tourism Organization held in Jakarta, Indonesia in January 2019. The Japan Incentive Seminar provided businessmen from Chiba and Jakarta an opportunity to meet face-to-face and discuss inbound tourism and other related issues. A total of 54 composed of 11 agencies from Japan and 43 local enterprises from Indonesia said to have attended the event.
PGA Tour to First Debut in JapanThe ZOZO, Inc. which operates one of the largest online fashion retail shops in Japan and the PGA Tour, organizer of professional golf tours had announced a six-year agreement that establishes the first annual, official PGA Tour schedule in Japan, the ZOZO Championship
Japan Named TRAVEL + LEISURE’s Destination of the YearJapan was named as Destination of the Year by the world renown travel publication based in New York, the TRAVEL + LEISURE. The criterion was based on the number of tourists, popularity and voices from various travel agencies. This is the first time Japan has been chosen for the title following Canada (2017), Portugal (2016), Cuba (2015), and Myanmar (2014).
Taste of Chiba on Local MenusChiba is taking initiatives to promote local delicacies through ads and various seminars intended for chefs of hotels and restaurants in the prefecture.
Chiba to host the 7th International Society for Applied Phycology Congress (ISAP2020) in April 2020.Chiba Prefecture and City of Chiba in collaboration with the Convention Bureau and International Center are proud to host this congress which will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City. This will be the first time for Japan to host the event.
[Update] Activity ProgramVisitors can easily experience farming and fishing lifestyles, such as rice planting, seine fishing, and fruit picking in Chiba prefecture, where one can find abundant nature despite the location within the greater Tokyo metropolitan area.
Diamond Fuji in Chiba cityDiamond Fuji, a mystical phenomenon where the setting sun overlaps perfectly with the peak of Mt. Fuji.
In Japan, Mt. Fuji is regarded as such a sacred mountain that Sengen Shrine was built on the summit.
ChiBUStory Tourism Shuttle Bus ServiceNow is the perfect time to get out and explore the wonders of Chiba prefecture. Experience the prefecture’s abundant nature, deep cultural heritage, and delicious fall cuisine as the ChiBUStory shuttle bus service connects you to all the attractions Chiba has to offer.