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Spring 2023

Welcome to Spring 2023 edition of Chiba Update!

Spring is the season of rebirth! greenery and bright flowers combine with the pleasant weather. It is always a mystery to see a naked tree of cherry blossoms emerge from winter dormancy and begin producing exquisite pink petals, creating an exciting sense of atmosphere that spreads throughout cities and villages across the country. After fully displaying their brilliance, the Sakura petals begin to fall, giving way to rich green leaves that grow as the season progresses. This time of year is ideal for getting out and enjoying nature because you may travel comfortably with light coats and sweaters.

In Chiba, there are many popular flower parks such as Sakura Furusato Square, a park located in Sakura City where you can enjoy seasonal flowers such as tulips in the spring, sunflowers in the summer, and cosmos in the autumn. Mother Farm and Tokyo German Village are also among the most popular flower theme parks to visit.
When planning a visit to Japan, please visit the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s homepage for the latest information on , as Current Japanese Border Measures, as well as ‘Visit Japan Web’ app for procedures and other safety protocols.

As Japan greeted the new fiscal year with an optimistic attitude on welcoming international tourists and business event attendees, we hope that you will have an amazing rediscovery of Japan on your next visit.

Once again, it is our pleasure to bring you latest happenings in Chiba. Through this edition, we hope you will learn more about the advantages of Chiba as MICE destination, and will look forward to our next issues for more updates.

Spring at Sakura Furusato Square


Convenient Conventions 101

Chiba Meeting Planners Guide, Revised edition now available!

The Chiba Meeting Planners Guide is a comprehensive resource for corporate event planners. It included general information about conference facilities, hotels, Chiba-exclusive venues, cultural activities, hands-on experiences, and many other information.

Many global events are revising past agendas to deal with the pandemic's years of inactivity. Trade exhibitions and seminars in person are making a comeback. The Chiba Convention Bureau is committed to offering up-to-date information and assistance in arranging successful events in Chiba.

Please click the image on the right to access the newest editiion of the Chiba Meeting Planners Guide.

Aimed to improve the MICE Industry of Chiba Hospitality Seminar 2023 was held

The Hospitality Seminar 2023 organized by the Chiba Convention Bureau was held at the Chiba City Museum of Art on February 8, 2023. The seminar was aimed at supporting member companies and organizations, event organizers, and local government. It showcased practical knowledge and techniques on handling customers’ needs. The lecture was facilitated by a flight attendant from the Japan Airlines (JAL).

The 32nd International MICE Expo (IME2023) held face-to-face, first time in 3 years

The 32nd International MICE Expo (IME2023), a business meeting event to attract international and domestic meetings, conferences and conventions, corporate meetings, and incentive travel, was held at Tokyo International Forum on February 16, 2023. IME2023 is Japan's sole corporate event expo, and this year 67 vendors including local governments and MICE-related organizations, and 237 buyers including academic societies and universities attended, resulting in approximately 520 match consultations.

Meet us at IMEX Frankfurt 2023

Chiba Convention Bureau (CCB) is glad to announce its participation in IMEX Frankfurt 2023, which will be held at Messe Frankfurt, Germany, on May 23–25, 2023.

CCB is thrilled to be a part of this important event again 3 years after the pandemic, and bring the most recent developments in Chiba’s new tourism attractions, new Chiba-exclusive venues, numerous pre- and post-convention programs, and more.

Visit the IMEX Frankfurt 2023 for more information and updates.

New Facility in Chiba

JR Keiyo Line Makuharitoyosuna Station

The Makuharitoyosuna Station on the JR Keiyo Line opened on Saturday, March 18, 2023. The new station is approximately 1.7 kilometers from both Kaihimmakuhari Station and Shin-Narashino Station in Mihama-ku, Chiba City. Conveniently located adjacent to one of the biggest shopping centers in Japan, the Aeon Mall Makuhari New City, it is hoped to bring absolute convenience to the commuting public

Upcoming Events

Hawaii Association of Public Accountants 2023 Annual State Convention in Japan
May 21 to May 23, 2023  Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport

64th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Neurology
May 31 to June 3, 2023
Venue: Makuhari Messe

The 33rd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research
Date: June 5 to June 9, 2023
Venue: Makuhari Messe

64th International Mathematical Olympiad
Date: July 2 to July 13, 2023
Venue: Makuhari Messe

Other Announcements

COVID-19 Travel information for business travelers

To enter Japan you need a valid vaccination certificate with proof of three doses or a negative Covid-19 test certificate (taken within 72 hours prior to your scheduled departure time). Those who are entering Japan on or after May 8, 2023, will not be required to present a Valid Vaccination Certificate or a Covid-19 Negative Test Certificate. Please check the latest information relseaed by the relevant authorities


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