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 (306 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Tokyo

2026 Quadrennial CongressInternational Actuarial Association

2023 Quadrennial CongressInternational Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

2023 Quinquennial CongressInternational Societies for Investigative Dermatology

2022 Asia-Pacific Microwave ConferenceInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

2021 Quadrennial CongressInternational Union of Nutritional Sciences

2021 Biennial CongressWorld Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine

2021 Annual ConferenceInter-Pacific Bar Association

2021 Annual ConferenceSpatial Econometrics Association

2020 ConferenceArctic Science Ministerial

2020 ConferenceVery Large Databases Endowment

2020 Triennial CongressInternational Association of Theatre for Children and Young People

2020 Annual MeetingInternational Society of Precision Cancer Medicine

2020 Asia-Based International Financial Law ConferenceInternational Bar Association

2020 MeetingAsian Nutrition Society for Sports and Health

2020 Annual ConferenceEuropean Business History Association

2019 Annual ConventionWorld Boxing Organization

View More Future Events (16 total) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Tokyo

2019 Meeting – International Actuarial Association
2019 Biennial Congress – The Association for International Sport for All
2019 Symposium – Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences
2019 Annual General Assembly – International Association of Maritime Universities
2019 WCRR : World Congress on Railway Research – International Union of Railways
2019 Population Aging Conference – Association of Pacific Rim Universities
2019 ICEF : Annual Innovation for Cool Earth Forum – Innovation for Cool Earth Forum
2019 International Conference on Nutrition and Aging – International Life Sciences Institute
2019 Congress – Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations
2019 International Conference – International Myopia Conference
2019 Annual Conference – Association typographique internationale
2019 Conference – Asia-Pacific Conference on Management and Business
2019 Focal Meeting – World Education Research Association
2019 International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering – International Society for Productivity Enhancement
2019 Annual Conference – International Corporate Governance Network
2019 Asia Conference – International Conference on Quantitative InfraRed Thermography
2019 Conference – International Cartographic Association
2019 Annual Meeting – Asia Pacific Trade Seminars
2019 Congress – International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology
2019 Annual Conference – International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids
2019 Workshop on Energy Statistics – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
2019 Convention – Japan Association for Asian Studies
2019 Annual Competition Mid-Year Conference – International Bar Association
2019 Data User Seminar – Joint Oil Data Initiative
2019 Conference – International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation

View More Past Events (5488 total) in The International Congress Calendar

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