JNTOJapan National Tourist Organization
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In addition, JNTO, as the government tourism bureau carrying out national inbound promotion projects, is working to strengthen and reform its organization and to undertake a variety of efforts to improve its operations and make them more sophisticated in order to reach these objectives.
Responding to huge popularity of Japanese cuisine, the Organization to Promote Japanese Restaurant Abroad (JRO) and JNTO brought culinary and tourism together for the first time to a public event.
The JNTO has set a target of 10 million visitors for 2013 and is optimistic of achieving its goal through with a number of online, public relations (PR) and social media initiatives under the theme: 'From Recovery to Full Flight'.
Being a public relations manager for JNTO in New York, Goldberg is especially attuned to all the love Japan has been receiving from American media.
The decline was the biggest since Japan liberalized overseas sightseeing trips in 1964, the JNTO said.
Each pass, valid for 7, 14, or 21 days, must be purchased before leaving home (call the JNTO for location nearest you).
in the IT field and are also working as a MICE ambassador for the JNTO to attract international conferences to Japan.
During the three months of the contest, JNTO received over 6,600 entries.
But the JNTO has been doing its own bit to promote tourism, ever since 2003, when it announced the goal of 10 million visitors in 2010, or double that year's figures.
JNTO notes that while 42,567 Americans visited Japan in February, a 9 percent decline year-on-year, 112,988 Koreans (+13.
travel magazines three times in the coming months in an effort to educate local travel agents about Japan, JNTO officials said.
this year, hoping to achieve a growth of 10-15% to bring the total number above 1 million, JNTO officials said.