Our greatest intention for each and every one across the globe who are experiencing greatest challenge in everyday living and in careers amidst the Novel Coronavirus.
Despite the on-going international crisis, Japan has welcomed the new fiscal year 2020. In the midst of it all,
government and local organizations are fully vigilant to ensure the safety of the local public and making sure that they have the best interest and all the possible preventive measures are being implemented to avoid the further spread of COVID-19.
In Chiba, similar to many other places, majority of events were cancelled or postponed. Despite mutual cooperation of the citizen and the enormous effort of local and national government to contain the virus, the number of infected people has continued to rise. In this crucial time, the call for togetherness and even stronger bind are crucial to combat this greatest challenge the world and event industry are facing.
As we anticipate for the situation to improve, please let assure that Chiba Convention Bureau is all out to support global event organizers with utmost best as we continued to provide best assistance possible.
Once again, it is our pleasure to bring you the latest happenings. Through this edition, we hope you will learn more about us and will look forward to more upcoming issues.
Arts and Culture Uniquely Chiba
Nanso Satomi Hakkenden
Also known as the chronicle of the eight dogs.
A puppet show originated in Awa from Sengoku period about 500 years ago. The story depicted the overflowing romance of the heroine, Boso Satomi.
A very rare ceremony performed at Takabe Shrine in Boso Peninsula. It is a solemn ceremony that passed on tradition of Japanese cuisine that allows audience to observe skilled knife handling based on ancient rites where offering is cut efficiently without touching a hand to keep the pureness since its for the Gods.
Urayasu Musical Accompaniment
A group of performers who uses different Japanese traditional musical instruments in their theatrical dance, lion dance, and more performances.
experiences uniquely Chiba
Tokyo 2020 Postponed to 2021
The rescheduling is to safeguard the health of the athletes, the people involved and the international community.
For more details: here
'Chibanian' is the name of an era
Chibanian Age is the first time Japan has been presented in a geological age. Ichihara City where the stratum is located welcomed the news with confidence anticipating with positive effects the recognition will bring to the growth of the local economy.
More details (Japanese only)
The stratum section that has been recognized as important reference in the study of geological period boundary
Chiba on IME 2020
By participating in the aforementioned, Chiba Convention Bureau anticipates for more positive business opportunities while engaging in Chiba promotion as convention venue as well as business meeting and incentive tour destination.
JNTO Best International Convention Awards has been awarded to Chiba-held conference, the 9th International Discussion Meeting on Relaxations in Complex System
The 9th International Discussion Meeting on Relaxations in Complex System is among the conferences that had been recognized as JNTO Best International Convention Awardee. The 9IDMRCS will be held at Makuhari Messe and expects to welcome a total of about 900 participants from 20 different countries and region worldwide. Please refer to the homepage for schedule and other related information.
For 9IDMRCS details, please check: Homepage
JNTO Awardees 2020
Chiba Incentive Seminar in Malaysia
The seminar is without a doubt another positive step for Chiba to create a healthy relationship with business entities in Kuala Lumpur and expect to bring more business advantages in the future.
Chiba Business Event Destination Seminar in India
The seminar that was mainly focused on the infrastructural capabilities of Chiba as business event destination has showcased introduction of various facilities such as Makuhari Messe and Kazusa Akademia. It also included presentation of Chiba’s natural resources such as cherry blossoms with Chiba Castle at the background, a stunning view of a trolley train passing through a beautiful rape blossoms field, the magnificent beach and emerald ocean, and the extravagant view of the autumn leaves of Yoro Valley were just some that truly impressed the audience.
With its growing trend of manufacturing industry in Japan, CCB expects more incentive groups coming to Chiba.
An old neighborhood called ‘Hasuike’
Hasuike was most popular some more than hundred years ago from Taisho to Showa Era and known as the ‘district of Geisha’. Back then, people from the neighboring town came all the way to the village with their horse and carriage for food, drinks, and entertainment. Japanese women known as geisha which translate specifically as “woman art” entertained visitors through performance of ancient traditions of art, dance and music. As the economy bloomed here, Hasuike became the epicenter of economy where major transportation and establishments were build.
Through the years, as the district continued to prosper constructed more buildings and new establishments. The area expanded reaching up to the ocean which resulted to the development and reclamation of a new district. To bring people closer to the new innovation site, a new city office has been constructed and the major train station has been transferred leaving less people in the old Hasuike district.
At present, nestled behind busy street where high rise buildings erected is an old settling of samurai Japan where few shops of over hundred years old stood. Yet the name ‘Hasuike’ is now unfamiliar, this once a geisha district remained in the heart of each villager, and the story which for them seems just yesterday continued to be told today and up to the generations to come.
Around Hasuike district are unique venues for business events namely Chiba City Museum of Arts, Folk Museum, and more that include shops that are uniquely Chiba.
Dig deeper into the heart of Hasuike (with automatic translation): Hasuike District
old premises stood still at Hazuike district
over 100 years old shops serving traditional Japanese meals
Golden Week in Japan
4 major holidays of Golden Week:
Celebrates annually on April 29. Showa day is to commemorate the birthday of Showa emperor. This is also to encourage reflection upon the intense time in Japan, Showa Era (1929-1989)
Constitution Memorial Day
Celebrated annually on May 3. This is to commemorate the enforcement of the 1947 Constitution.
Celebrated annually on May 4.
Greenery Day is to celebrate appreciation of the Mother Nature’s wonders.
Celebrated annually on May 5. Houses with boy/s child/ren hang carp streamer or samurai helmet to symbolize prayer for the child good health and courage.
most flower farms are most beautiful during this season
carp streamers are being displayed to wish growth and health