15 Feb Tourism Value Add: Japan Mission Visit
Inbound tourism into Japan is just one of Prime Minister Abe’s “arrows” to revitalise Japan domestic business. The Osaka based Kansai Association of Corporate Executives (the Kansai Keizai Doyukai) link is Japanese mainly has established a MICE & IR Promotion Committee (MICE=Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions; IR=Integrated Resorts). Legislation in Japan to permit casino operations is being discussed. Last month, January 2016, the Committee dispatched a mission to Melbourne to examine casino operation and related MICE and resort issues. The 30 strong mission included Japanese companies in the following areas: architects; food service; construction; travel agents; telecommunications; information technology; property development; banking and finance; and suppliers of gaming requisites.