Global civil society activity in Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is 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 four main islands being Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Tokyo is the country'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.

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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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Japan National Tourism Organization


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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
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
Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology - Tokyo
Asia Pacific Association of Hydrology and Water Resources - Kyoto
World Federation of Amateur Orchestras - Aichi
Asian Productivity Organization - Tokyo
Asian Society of Toxicology - Tsukuba
International Association of Cold Regions Development Studies - Sapporo
World Federation of Societies for Laser Medicine and Surgery - Tokyo
World Association for Online Education - Osaka
Society for Research in Asiatic Music - Tokyo
Asian Paint Industry Council - Tokyo
Asian Sumo Federation - Tokyo

View More profiles (756) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Japan

2038 International Carbohydrate SymposiumJoint IUBMB-IUPAC International Carbohydrate Organization - Tokyo

2036 Biennial SymposiumJoint IUBMB-IUPAC International Carbohydrate Organization - Tokyo

2030 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Tokyo

2027 International Congress on Environmental GeotechnicsInternational Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - Tokyo

2027 International Meeting of Paediatric EndocrinologyInternational Consortium of Pediatric Endocrinology - Yokohama

2027 Annual CongressInternational Union of Marine Insurance - Yokohama

2027 International Symposium on GlycoconjugatesInternational Glycoconjugate Organization - Chiba

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

2027 Asia Oceania Otorhinolaryngological Head and Neck Surgery Congress (AO ORL HNS)Asia-Oceania Association of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Societies - Kyoto

2027 ConferenceDeaf History International - Chiba

2027 General SessionInternational Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research - Kyoto

2026 International Symposium on Nucleic Acids Chemistry (ISNAC)International Symposium on Nucleic Acids Chemistry - Onna

2026 International Congress of ActuariesInternational Actuarial Association - Tokyo

2026 IRC : International Rubber ConferenceInternational Rubber Conference Organisation - Nagoya

2026 Biennial CongressInternational Academy of Pathology - Fukuoka

View More Future Events (146) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Japan

2024 World Congress – Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum - Tokyo
2024 World Cutting Tools Conference – European Cutting Tools Association - Osaka
2024 Bi-annual Meeting – International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners - Tokyo
2024 International Conference of Eastern Studies – Institute of Eastern Culture - Kyoto,Tokyo
2024 CALL : International Computer Assisted Language Learning Conference – International CALL Research Conference - Tokyo
2024 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - Yokohama
2024 International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry (ISOS) – International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry - Hiroshima
2024 Annual Meeting & General Assembly – Society for Cultural Interaction in East Asia - Fukui
2024 International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering – International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - Osaka
2024 Annual Meeting – International Oral Care Society - Niigata
2024 Annual Meeting and Conference – Inter-Pacific Bar Association - Tokyo
2024 International Conference on Light-Emitting Devices and Their Industrial Applications (LEDIA) – International Conference on Light-Emitting Devices and Their Industrial Applications - Yokohama
2024 International Conference on X-Ray Optics and Applications – International Conference on X-ray Optics and Applications - Yokohama
2024 Humanitarian Congress Tokyo – International Committee of the Red CrossMédecins Sans Frontières
2024 Optics and Photonics International Congress (OPIC) – Optics and Photonics International Congress - Yokohama

View More Past Events (18996) in The International Congress Calendar

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