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Chiba Updates is a quarterly newsletter published in Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring. The newsletter is aimed to provide updates about happenings in Chiba and in the Bureau in order to create better understanding and everlasting friendship with people in event and convention world not only locally but also globally.

Winter 2019

Chiba MICE Day
Event Updates:
La Festa Mille Miglia 2018
5th Ankle Instability Group Annual Meeting
Visit Japan Travel Mart in Kobe and Niigata
Go Global:
Chiba Governor Kensaku Morita visited Ho Chi Minh
IMEX America 2018
The 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai
JNTO Incentive Seminar in Korea
IBTM World 2018 in Barcelona
Chiba Explore: Mihama-en Winter Illuminaton
Editor’s Diary
Culture:The Coming of Age Celebration
Schedule: Events with CCB

Special Features: The Coming of Age
Seijin no Hi is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January. It is to celebrate and welcome newly turned and upcoming adults into the society, those who have reached or will reach the age of maturity. In Japan, a person is officially considered as adult at the age of 20, and legally allowed to drink, smoke, and gamble. In 2015, voting age was lowered from 20 to 18. The event includes the coming of age ceremonies which is conducted by the local government and prefectural offices.

Clothes and accessories wear at Coming of Age ceremony

Autumn 2018

Greetings / Makuhari Messe
Events Updates: The 13th Meeting on Electrochromism / Visit Japan Travel Mart & MICE Mart
Go Global: JNTO Incentive Tour Seminar in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok / ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Client/Supplier Business Workshop in Xi’an
Chiba Explore: The Temple, Brewery, and Museum
Community: Tamasec Polytech School / MPI Chapter’s Education Tour / Support and Subsidies / After-Event Cleaning Drive
Culture: Autumn of Appetite
Schedule: Event with CCB
Special Features:Autum of Appetite
‘Shokuyoku no Aki’ or directly translated as ‘Autumn of Appetite’ is commonly heard in Japan during the Fall. Autum normally starts in mid-September and lasts until mid-December wherein leaves produce a riot of colors. During this time afford abundant seasonal produce in utmost value and nutrition. This is probably one of the reasons why this season is known as season for eating.

Summer 2018

Greetings / MICE Logo and Tagline
Events Updates: JpGU2018 / The 13th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition
Chiba Explore: Yama and Umi Field Trip / Japanese Cultural Experience
Go Global: CCB at IMEX2018 / Travel Diary
Community: Supplementary Lecture on Wellness Tourism at Josai University / Introductory Lecture on Chiba Industry at Chiba University
Schedule: Events with CCB
Culture: What’s on in Summer?

Summer Feature: What's on in Summer?
summer in Japan starts in July and lasts for about 1.5 months until September where extremely hot and humid weather is expected each year. There are many summer events and activities during this season making it the most awaited time of year for many. A part from sunbathing and playing in the ocean, fireworks display is very popular.

Makuhari Beach Firework Festival. One of the biggest fireworks display in Japan with 20,000 lunch illuminating the summer night sky.

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