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, 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 14,125 islands, with the five main islands being 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

Japan National Tourism Organization


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.

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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.

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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
Unitas Malacologica - Kashiwa
International Association for Earthquake Engineering - Tokyo
International Kyudo Federation - Tokyo
International Sports Chanbara Association - Yokohama
World Karate Organization - Tokyo
Asian and South Pacific Ostomy Association - Tokyo
Asian Society of Stoma Rehabilitation - Tokyo
International Association of Private Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinics and Laboratories - Tokyo
Asia-Pacific Association of Chemical Ecologists - Otsu
Asian Regional Association for Career Development - Sapporo
Organization for East Asia Economic Development - Kitakyushu
International Gastric Cancer Association - Tokyo
International Martial Arts Federation - Tokyo
Asian-Pacific Association for Biomechanics - Nagoya
World Society of Lingual Orthodontics - Tokyo
Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology - Tokyo
Asia and Oceania Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology - Osaka
Asian-Australasian Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery - Tokyo
Asia Pacific Association of Hydrology and Water Resources - Kyoto
World Federation of Amateur Orchestras - Aichi
Asia Pacific Orchid Conference Trust - Aichi
Asian Productivity Organization - Tokyo
Asian Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations - Sendai

View More profiles (760) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Japan

2036 Biennial SymposiumJoint IUBMB-IUPAC International Carbohydrate Organization - Sendai

2027 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Sendai

2027 International Symposium on GlyconjugatesInternational Glycoconjugate Organization - Chiba

2027 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and URSI Radio Science Joint MeetingInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Kyoto

2027 General SessionInternational Association for Dental Research - Kyoto

2027 ConferenceDeaf History International - Chiba

2026 International Congress of ActuariesInternational Actuarial Association - Tokyo

2026 International CongressInternational Academy of Pathology - Fukuoka

2026 CongressWorld Muscle Society - Hiroshima

2026 International Horticultural CongressInternational Society for Horticultural Science - Kyoto

2026 ICPP: International Conference on Porphyrins & PhthalocyaninesSociety of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines - Kyoto

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

2026 IRC : International Rubber ConferenceInternational Rubber Conference Organisation - Fukuoka

2026 International Congress of ActuariesInternational Association of Consulting Actuaries - Tokyo

2025 International ConferenceInternational Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons - Kyoto

View More Future Events (161) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Japan

2023 Annual General Assembly – World Federation of International Music Competitions - Hamamatsu
2023 AIMA Japan Annual Forum 2023 – Alternative Investment Management Association - Tokyo
2023 Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH) – International Academic Forum - Tokyo
2023 Conference – International Carnivorous Plant Society - Himeji
2023 Asian Conference on Social Sciences (ACSS) – International Academic Forum - Tokyo
2023 Congress – Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions - Kyoto
2023 Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) – Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining - Osaka
2023 International Conference on Renewable and Clean Energy (ICRCE) – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Tokyo
2023 Biennial Conference – International Society for the Advancement of Clinical Magnetoencephalography - Osaka
2023 Conference on Making Space Travel Safer – International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety - Osaka
2023 International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Matsue
2023 COMPUMAG : Conference of Electromagnetic Fields – International Compumag Society - Kyoto
2023 International Conference – International Conference on Nuclear Engineering - Kyoto
2023 International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry – International Plasma Chemistry Society - Kyoto
2023 International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC) – International Plasma Chemistry Society - Kyoto

View More Past Events (18228) in The International Congress Calendar

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