Global civil society activity in Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, and Taiwan in the south. Japan is a part of the Ring of Fire, and spans an archipelago of 6852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the five main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

Japan is ranked #10 over a 20 year period,
with 8563 meetings since 2001.

Top 10 in 2021

Japan is ranked #3 in 2021, with 402 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau


The Tokyo Business Events Team offers free, impartial advice, guidance and support to meeting planners and convention organizers. From global conventions with thousands of attendees to compact group incentive tours, count on us to handle everything expertly and thoroughly.

Local UIA Partner

Tokyo International Forum


With 11 stories above ground and 3 below, Tokyo's first convention and art center is a magnificent venue embracing a glass atrium and four buildings each housing a unique hall.

Located at the center of the nation’s capital, Tokyo International Forum is Tokyo’s largest convention and performing arts center. Imagine holding your event at Japan’s most sophisticated venue: the perfect choice for a variety of occasions, from international conferences and corporate events to live performances.

Equipped with 8 halls and 34 conference rooms of various sizes, including a theater with 5,012 seats and an exhibit hall of 5,000m2, Tokyo International Forum is sure to meet the requirements for your events.

Local UIA Partner

Japan National Tourism Organization


Local UIA Partner

Kobe Convention Bureau


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Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.


NRI is a class-leading business consultancy and technology solution firm headquartered in Tokyo. With 50 years of experience in systems and strategies, it has grown from boutique financial IT specialist to Japan's leading consulting and technology solution firm. If you haven't heard of NRI, good news: you've just discovered one of Japan's best-kept secrets! NRI's work helps power many of the global brands consumers and businesses depend on every day.

For multinational companies with a footprint in Asia, NRI is no mystery. In the financial sector, many of its in-house systems have been adopted as standard industry models. NRI's unusual heritage -rooted in business consulting and IT solutions- gives it a unique edge as an innovative business partner. Take one of the core offerings: system integration. NRI not only designs the initial solution; it designs the operational strategies too. This unified approach limits implementation risks inherent in less integrated consulting models.

NRI's origin as an offshoot of Nomura Securities instilled a user-centric mindset from day one that sets it apart from the wider industry. This client-first culture is key to why so many of NRI's business relationships span decades.

As the only major global consulting firm to come out of Japan, NRI is proud of the caliber and craftsmanship of its work. Clients can expect solutions built with the precision and efficiency that define Japanese quality.

NRI has begun a strategic expansion of its footprint beyond Asia, with several acquisitions and partnerships including the integration of global loyalty solution leader Brierley+Partners out of Texas. This investment signals a new phase in NRI's international growth, and a commitment to further expansion abroad. As it stands, NRI's capabilities and reach now span nine countries, with more than 10,000 employees on board!

Organizations based in Japan

International Federation of Cheerleading - Tokyo
International Ceramic Federation - Sendai
International Association of Rural Health and Medicine - Ibaraki
Unitas Malacologica - Kashiwa
International Association for the History of Religions - Tokyo
World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Tokyo
International Association for Earthquake Engineering - Tokyo
International Kendo Federation - Tokyo
International Association for Gnotobiology - Tokyo
International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management - Kyoto
World Academy of Nursing Science - Tokyo
International Kyudo Federation - Tokyo
University Space Engineering Consortium - Tokyo
International Sports Chanbara Association - Yokohama
World Winter Cities Association for Mayors - Sapporo
International Association of Risk Management in Medicine - Tokyo
World Karate Organization - Tokyo
International EPR Society - Kobe
Asian and South Pacific Ostomy Association - Tokyo
Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation - Tokyo
Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery - Tokyo
Asian Pacific Society of Respirology - Tokyo
International Association of Private Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinics and Laboratories - Tokyo
Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologists - Otsu
Asian Securities and Investments Federation - Tokyo

View More profiles (751) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Japan

2036 Biennial SymposiumJoint IUBMB-IUPAC International Carbohydrate Organization - Tokyo

2027 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Tokyo

2026 International Congress of ActuariesInternational Actuarial Association - Tokyo

2026 Asia-Pacific Microwave ConferenceInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Fukuoka

2026 IRC : International Rubber ConferenceInternational Rubber Conference Organisation - Fukuoka

2026 International CongressInternational Academy of Pathology - Fukuoka

2026 International Congress of ActuariesInternational Association of Consulting Actuaries - Tokyo

2025 International Conference on Thermoelectrics & Asian Conference on ThermoelectricsInternational Thermoelectric Society - Sendai

2025 WFUMB CongressWorld Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Kyoto

2025 World Rose ConventionWorld Federation of Rose Societies - Fukuyama

2025 International Turfgrass Research Conference (ITRC)International Turfgrass Society - Fukuyama

2025 International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (ICCE19)International Federation of Comparative Endocrinological Societies - Sendai

2025 International Congress of Inborn Errors of MetabolismAustralasian Society for Inborn Errors of MetabolismSociety for the Study of Inborn Errors of MetabolismSociedad Latinoamericana de Errores Innatos del Metabolismo y Pesquisa NeonatalSociety for Inherited Metabolic DisordersJapanese Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases

2024 Annual MeetingInternational Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support - Utsunomiya

2024 Annual Hydrocephalus MeetingInternational Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders - Nagoya

View More Future Events (71) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Japan

2022 Connects Meeting – International Society for Professional Innovation Management - Osaka
2022 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Tokyo
2022 AsBIC - Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference – Asian Biological Inorganic Chemistry ConferenceSociety of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
2022 International Symposium on Dry Process (DPS2022) – International Symposium on Dry Process - Osaka
2022 IPMA World Congress – International Project Management Association - Tokyo
2022 ICL-KLC Hybrid Conference – International Consortium on Landslides - Tokyo
2022 Joint Specialty Conference – European Water AssociationWater Environment Federation
2022 ICCCI - International Conference on Characterization and Control of Interfaces for High Quality Advanced Materials – International Conference on Characterization and Control of Interfaces for High Quality Advanced Materials - Fujiyoshida
2022 International Conference on Harmful Algae – International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae - Hiroshima
2022 TUBEHYDRO - International Conference on Tube Hydroforming – International Conference on Tube Hydroforming - Matsue
2022 International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference – International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference - Nagoya
2022 Joint Congress JSPACI-APAPARI – Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Allergy, Respirology and Immunology - Okinawa
2022 Congress – Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations - Fukuoka
2022 International Conference on Flow Dynamics - Sendai
2022 Congress – International Human Microbiome Consortium - Kobe

View More Past Events (17704) in The International Congress Calendar

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