Speaking of the season, Autumn is a perfect time for reading, sports, and food for most Japanese. There are many seasonal produce available such as newly harvest rice, sweet potato, chestnut, persimmon, matsutake
mushroom, saury, and more which definitely give an extra kick to everyone’s appetite. Going out to see the beautiful autumn foliage and hiking are also popular. In addition, sports festival and cultural day are held at many organizations and schools making this season a time for recreation and team building.
Once again, it is our pleasure to bring the latest from Chiba. Through this, we hope that you will learn more about us and look forward to more upcoming editions and updates.
Birds view of Makuhari Messe, home to many internationally renowned conventions and exhibitions events wworldwide.
The 13th Meeting on Electrochromism
Through coordination and cooperation of many agencies both locally and abroad who worked hand-in-hand towards the actualization of the IME-13 in Chiba Japan, along with the tireless effort of the chairperson, Mr. Norihisa Kobayashi and the rest of the people involved, made this year marked another milestone in the history of Electrochromism.
Upstaging latest in electrochromism
Attendees from different communities worldwide.
Visit Japan Travel & MICE Mart
Chiba Convention Bureau has proudly presented Chiba as an excellent destination emphasizing on its exquisite features. This time, Bureau hold a record of about 300 new meetings, 50 appointments, and 20 media encounters.
JNTO Incentive Tour Seminar in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok
Both events gave another opportunity for Chiba to be reunified with people in the tourism industry as well as meet new potential buyers not only to encourage them to bring corporate events in the prefecture, but also to make the networking bond even stronger.
Once again through this occasion made us realized that even though our present technology allows us to access almost every information available on the internet, which serves as the fastest communication tool for people across the globe, still, the face-to-face encounter is very important in keeping and developing mutual trust and long lasting friendships.
The venue, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
During a face-to-face meeting with hosted buyers
ICCA Asia-Pacific Chapter Client / Supplier Business Workshop in Xi'an
Waiting to serve hosted buyers
IME-13 to Temple, Brewery, and Museum
At Inuma Honke Brewery, for most had the first ever sip of the Japanese rice wine after learning and taking a closer look on the brewing process which made some ending with buying some bottles of sake as souvenirs.
During the excursion, they also visited the Chiba Folk Museum or Chiba Castle as the last stop. The architecture itself is in the form of a castle that housed materials and memorabilia related to Chiba Clan dated back approximately 900 years ago where the said name ‘Chiba’ and its history had originated.
The tour was made possible through the cooperation of local authorities and enterprises as well as interpreter volunteers who helped foreign nationals understand deeper each of the places they have visited.
The after-excursion dinner reception:
It was another Japan-exclusive experience for them being able to have witnessed and experience some traditional Japanese performances introduced at the after-the-tour reception dinner.
Off to go via 4 chartered buses courtesy of Chiba City
The cleansing ritual at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
Learning sake's brewing process at Iinuma Honke
Strike a pose at Chiba Folk Museum
The Urayasu-bayashi is a post-war musical presentation originally intended for the amusement of the fishermen in Edogawa area way back in 1947. The play is composed of 5 members, one for flute, two for small high-pitched Taiko drums, 1 for large Taiko drum, and one for gong. Because of the skillful techniques required in this play, it has earned a good reputation nationwide, and winners of national competitions are given a high recognition. It was designated as Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Urayasu City in 1955.
Scene from the after-convention reception dinner
Urayasu-bayashi play with audience interaction during the reception
Tamasec Polytech School
Upon their arrival on the 26th of September, they were granted a chance to take a closer look at what store in the showcases of one of the renowned event service companies in Japan. The visit was followed by a dine-out experience in Chiba. On the second day, the tour brought them to one of the prestigious hotel in the area where they were given a chance to see and learn the in and out of hotel industry in the country. In addition, they were given a lecture about the tourism industry along with other related matters including a local food tasting experience. The 3-day technical tour was ended with a stopover at the Convention Bureau’s office for more interactions and interesting insights about the Bureau and Chiba.
Chiba food tasting
During the seminar on MICE industry
MPI Japan Chapter's Education Tour
The students committee during the site inspection at Makuhari Messe
Support and Subsidies
Stage performances and workshops
After Event Cleaning Drive with Volunteers
volunteers go around to pick pieces of garbage accidentally left behind.
sorting out garbage for proper disposal
It was a cold morning in the early Fall, I was walking towards Tokyo Big Sight to attend the first day of the VJTM2018. The rain was chilly but my nerves were heated up with excitement! It’s my first time to join this kind of event and I was overwhelmed by the idea of meeting different people from across the globe. I have so much to share but I was hesitant on how to transmit the message effectively. Soon after we had finished setting up the booth and exchanging greetings with some acquaintances at the venue, the event has begun. My feet brought me to the first booth for the first appointment. At first, I doubted my English ability to handle a communication, but to my surprise, I ended great and I was able to deliver without without any trouble.
Meeting new people and able to share various features of Chiba were truly fruitful and rewarding experience. But most of all, this experience thought that communication is not just about language.
Right message, right people, right place and will to deliver! I should not forget this experience
and carry it on to the next.
Autumn of Appetite
Here are some iconic produce
1. Rice. Considered as the main dietary staple in Japanese cuisines and cannot be without. ‘Gohan’ is the term used for ‘cooked rice’.Although rice is available in Japan all-year-round, it is special during the Autumn season mostly because the harvesting season is held once a year in the month of September.
2. Sanma. A long sword-like-mackerel-taste fish popular in Autumn. Although the technology made it available all-year-round, it is exceptionally delicious during this season due to its freshness, rich and fatty state. Sashimi and grilled are among the popular cooking method.
3. Kaki or persimmon. One of iconic fruits in Autumn. Because its easy to plant and maintain, kaki trees are available at many residencial gardens.
4. Matsutake mushroom. Seasonally available type of mushroom. Known for its aroma and delicate flavor, this autumn treat is available at supermarkets from the beginning of the season.
5. Chestnut. Also known as kuri or maron is one of the nation’s favorite. This is commonly used as ingredients for many delicacies, cakes, and confectionaries. The aroma of a roasted chestnut sell on streets is also a tempting delights.
Non-Seasonal Food and Delicacies of Chiba
surrounded with water on the south, fresh seafood of sorts are available all year round
As one of the top producers of agricultural products in the country, freshly harvest fruits and vegetables come directly from farmland to your kitchen.