Global civil society activity in Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo , officially Tokyo Metropolis , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. It has served as the Japanese capital since 1869, its urban area housing the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. Tokyo was formerly named Edo when Shōgun Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters in 1603. It became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolis formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture and the city of Tokyo . Tokyo is often referred to as a city but is officially known and governed as a "metropolitan prefecture", which differs from and combines elements of a city and a prefecture, a characteristic unique to Tokyo.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 10 over 20 years

Tokyo is ranked #10 over a 20 year period,
with 3012 meetings since 1998.

Top 10 in 2018

Tokyo is ranked #5 in 2018, with 313 meetings.

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Japan National Tourism Organization


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.

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.

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 Tokyo

Institute for the Development of Agricultural Cooperation in Asia Est. 1963

Institute of Asian Cultural Studies, Tokyo Est. 1971

Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Waseda University Est. 1997

Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania

Japan Overseas Cooperative Association Est. 1983

Global Environmental Action Est. 1995

Japan Network for International Education Est. 1968

World Peace Bell Association Est. 1982

International Green Purchasing Network Est. 2005

Matsumae International Foundation Est. 1979

InterBand Est. 1992

ASEAN Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism Est. 1981

International Association of Risk Management in Medicine Est. 2002

Japan International Medical Students Association

World Karate Organization Est. 1990

International Sumo Federation Est. 1992

Japan International Medical Technology Foundation Est. 1987

Ocean Policy Research Institute Est. 1975

Pacific Society Est. 1978

International Electrical Research Exchange Est. 1968

Institute of Christian Culture - Oriental Religions Est. 1967

Toyota Foundation Est. 1974

Institute of Eastern Culture Est. 1947

Japan Association for International Chemical Information Est. 1971

International Symposium on Developmental Disabilities

View More profiles (308 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Tokyo

2020 ConferencePan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics

2020 Automotive Linux SummitLinux Foundation

2020 World Ocean SummitEnvironmental Defense Fund

View More Future Events (3 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Tokyo

2019 Meeting – International High-Speed Rail Association
2019 Annual General Meeting – International Sports Travel Agencies Association
2019 Asia Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions Conference – International Bar Association
2019 General Assembly – Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
2019 Annual Meeting – World Union of Olympic Cities
2019 International Congress – International College of Person-Centered Medicine
2019 Pharmaceutical Product Quality Testing Conference – Parenteral Drug Association
2019 Congress – International Society of Personalized Medicine
2019 Meeting – Asian-Pacific Postal Union
2019 Annual Awardees Meeting – International Human Frontier Science Programme Organization
2018 Seminar on Private Sector Partnership in UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
2018 Symposium on Sustainable Regional Development in the Age of SDGs – United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
2018 Meeting – International Council on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use
2018 Workshop on Individual Response to Ionising Radiation – International Commission on Radiological Protection
2018 International Symposium on Seminconductor Manufacturing – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
2018 Annual Meeting – International Society for Heart Research
2018 Ministerial Meeting – Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia
2018 Trilateral EU-USA-Japan Conference on Critical Materials – New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
2018 FINETECH Japan Technical International Conference
2018 Conference – Science Council of Asia
2018 SIGGRAPH Asia: Annual Asia Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques – Association for Computing Machinery
2018 Counter-Cybercrime Technology and Investigation Symposium – International Criminal Police Organization - INTERPOL
2018 T20 Japan 2019 Kick-Off Conference – Asian Development Bank Institute
2018 Meeting – International Olympic Committee
2018 Meeting – International Olympic Committee

View More Past Events (5432 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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