A free public session for local residents, poster presentation by high school students, and seminars on geoscience by Professor Makoto Okada of Ibaraki University, and Professor Teruki Oikawa of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology are among the lined the highlights.
A special live presentation on a Hyperwall tailored for high school audience conducted by the scientists of NASA and JAXA made students experienced the cutting edge in Earth and Planetary Sciences.
The Meeting once again brought together researchers of many different fields from various institutions all over the world together.
The 13th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition
Asimo on cutting edge technology
The visit to Chibanian site, Horinji Temple and Yoro Ravine are among the highlights of the Yama Course while participants of the Umi Course have enjoyed the Shirase, Sapporo Beer Garden and Research Center tours.
Participants of both courses were very excited about their new discoveries and promised to come back for more exploration.
A walk to 'Chibanian' on Yama Course
Inspecting the Shirase on Umi Course
Japanese calligraphy experience
footbath in natural spring water
welcoming guests thru dances
waving goodbyes to new found friends
CCB at IMEX2018
My hashi at IMEX
‘My hashi’ is a set of chopsticks which one is carry with and use instead of those disposables provided at
restaurants. This practice which hopes to promote environmental awareness is being observed in Japan. By doing so, the amount of raw materials used in producing disposable chopstick can be minimized. This is also aimed to contribute in the preservation of the mother earth by fostering the zero-waste lifestyle through waste
One year have passed and I am very excited to be reunited with everyone and share good news about Chiba.
The flight took off at 11:25. Eleven long-hours of sitting in the plane. I arrived at Frankfurt at around 16:30, still in broad day light. After an overnight rest, my day at the meeting started by attending the first schedule, the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting. Yes, it is always good to meet the rest of the attending members. The first schedule was followed one after the other. Indeed, a pretty busy day to start. Thank God, I had a refreshing time with everyone at the evening party having informal talk with everyone.
The event was held for 3 consecutive days from May 15 to 17. During these days, I had met face-to-face an approximately 30 hosted buyers who pre-arranged meeting with us. Three days of sharing and trading information with old and new friends, associating with stakeholders, learning latest about the industry, sharing and creating legacy, and so much more. It was only three days, and yet, I felt I had grown so much! Gifted with all the fruitful encounters and a grateful heart, I am ready to go home.
See you next in October, at IMEX America 2018!
Supplementary Lecture on Wellness Tourism at Josai University
Sharing with foreign students the expertise and experience we have acquired in the 30 years in the business and our role in attracting global business meetings, along with the basic information about Chiba were truly rewarding. Yet, we are also grateful with the experience and the practical knowledge the students had imparted us. Without them sharing, those wisdoms would have unknown to us.
Introductory Lecture on Chiba Industry at Chiba University
On June 14, 2018 at Chiba University held an industry awareness lecture as part of the university curriculum where chosen industries residing in Chiba gave lecture on their role in the community. As one of the chosen entity, we were very honored to be part of this event to give some insights on how the growing foreign population affects convention and tourism industry. The curriculum is aimed to develop further awareness on local industries, their programs, and contribution in the society.
What's on in Summer?
Another popular event in summer is the Bon Odori. It is a Japanese Buddhist custom to welcome spirit of ancestors. Stage are usually decorated in white and red and lit with traditional lantern. People gather around the built-in stage and dance traditional bon dance in the beat of taiko drums. On the way to and around the festival precincts are different shops selling yakisoba, takoyaki, yakitori, drinks, etc. Game booths like gun shooting, gold fish, toy, yo-yo scooping, ring toss, and more are can’t be without. Goers in beautiful summer kimonos surely grace these kind of events.
With approximately 20,000 beautiful fireworks paint the blue night sky, Makuhari Beach Firework Festival is one of the biggest in Japan.