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Each local staff of the Tourism Rep is a travel professional with great experience in the tourism industry and has been assigned by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to act as a local representative.

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Los Angeles

EXA PARTNERS
Mr. Takeshi Nobuhara

E-mail: tokyo.contact.la@exapartners.com

Covering States;
CA, NV, UT, AZ, NM, TX, OK, AR, LA, TN, MS, AL, HA

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep

EXA Partners is the cross-border business incubator / strategy consulting firm, who capitalizes various business opportunities between Japan and Europe/North America.
Based in Paris, Newport Beach and Kyoto, the company today manages its business portfolio in the three domains: (1) Branding & Business Development with in-house IT, PR and marketing capabilities, (2) Portal & Media, and (3) Technology & Manufacturing with its own factory in L’Oise, France, where its subsidiary company manufactures and sells air packaging/cushioning products using fully patented technology from Japan.
EXA Partners serves as the rep office for Tokyo Metropolis and Kyoto City in Paris and Los Angeles.

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San Francisco

Ms. Manami KOBAYASHI

E-mail: mana_koba@msn.com

Covering States;
CA, OR, WA, ID, MT, WY, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, WI, MO, AK

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep

Ms. Kobayashi currently works as a freelance interpreter and a travel consultant. She worked at the San Francisco office of Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) for 15 years until October 2001 and had experience in product development and sales. She has a wide network in the local tourism industry and possesses great tourism know-how.

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New York

Ms. Aki HIRAI

E-mail: aki.hirai.nyc@gmail.com

Covering States;
NY, ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT, PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, WV, NC,SC, GA, FL, MI, OH, IN, IL, KY

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep

Ms. Aki Hirai was born and raised in Japan and has been living in Manhattan, New York, since 1990.
Aki ran the Japanese - International Sales & Marketing department for major hotels in New York. With an excellent reputation, after 11 years of corporate experience, she created her own business.
Aki is a Sales & Marketing Strategist - Consultant and also provides other specialized services. Through years of working with people of different cultures and different industries, Aki has a rich perspective, clear understanding, and strong discipline.

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London

CROSS MEDIA LTD.
Ms. Yoko Takechi

E-mail: info@tokyocityrep.co.uk

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep

Cross Media Ltd. are the UK’s leading Japanese media company and promote Japanese culture and food through numerous publications, websites and events including Eat-Japan and HYPER JAPAN. With their director Kazuhiro Marumo having been TOKYO Tourism Representative for UK for 8 years, Cross Media Ltd. has taken over the role since 2015.

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Paris

EXA PARTNERS
Ms. Sarah Marcadé

E-mail: tokyo.contact.paris@exapartners.com

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep(French only)

EXA Partners is the cross-border business incubator / strategy consulting firm, who capitalizes various business opportunities between Japan and Europe or North America.
Based in Paris, Newport Beach and Kyoto, Exa Partners develops strategy for tourism promotion in Japan by offering services in marketing, public relations and event coordination. The Paris office serves as the rep office for Tokyo Metropolis, Kyoto City and Toyooka and deals with all tourism professionals in France and Belgium, Exa Partners brings to future visitors and japan lovers the best advices about Tokyo Experience !

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Munich

Lieb Management & Beteiligungs GmbH
Ms. Jenny Alisa Bergold

E-mail: tokyo@lieb-management.de

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep (German only)

Based in Munich/ Germany, Lieb Management is Tokyo`s new representative for Germany. Lieb Management offers distinct and personalized services in Public Relations, Marketing & Sales as well as MICE services for tourism based companies and destinations and guarantees the right market positioning for client products. Cost-effective consultation, concepts based on teamwork which fulfil clients’ needs and flexible action both in day to day business and times of crisis, are Lieb Managements distinctive features. The clienteles of Lieb Management are located all around the globe.

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Milano

IXI S.R.L.
Ms. Chigumo Miyamura

E-mail: info@ixisrl.it

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep (Italian only)

IXI S.R.L. first started in Milan in 1996 as the branch office of the design company IXI Co.,Ltd founded in 1978 in Tokyo. In 20 years of activity, IXI S.R.L has developed and specialized in organization and coordination of events and promotion for Japanese companies, Japanese Prefectures and Japanese Governmental bodies; such as Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and others. As Tokyo tourism representative, IXI S.R.L. is partnering with ACCORD Inc., to promote efficiently Tokyo tourism in Italy.

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Madrid

Ms. Taeko UEDA

E-mail: taekoueda@yes-tokio.es

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep (Spanish only) (Spanish only)

In 2004, Ms. Ueda was involved in making a blue print of "Plan Japon (Nippon plan)", a project for purposes of attracting investment from Japanese tourists and Japanese businesses to Madrid. She has been living in Spain since 1995. and she has a wide network in the local organizations.

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Sydney

Mr.Katsuji TOCHINO

E-mail: ktochino@yestokyo.info

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep

Mr. Tochino has been working for more than twenty years in the field of sales and marketing in tourism. For more than seventeen years of his career, he has been promoting Australian tourism in the Japanese market. He has broad experience in the tourism industry and has worked not only with travel agents but also with suppliers and government organizations. He has built a broad network of contacts both inside and outside the tourism industry.(May 2008)

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Toronto

Japan Communications Inc.
Mr. Shinichiro Kawai

Email: info@canada-tokyo.ca

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep

Mr. Shinichiro Kawai was born in the Setagaya Ward in Tokyo. After working for the Japan Foundation's Art Division, Mr. Kawai moved to Canada and established Japan Communications, a company specializing in translation and cross-cultural communication, in 1984. In addition to working on promoting Japanese tourism to the Canadian market, the company provides consulting services to Canadian companies engaged in business with Japan. Over the years, Mr. Kawai has worked on a number of cultural exchange projects including various music and theatre groups from Japan.

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Beijing

Mr. Bo Sun

Email: sunbo@bdebao.com

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep(Simplified Chinese only)

Hello everyone! I am Bo Sun, whom the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau newly appointed Tourism Representative of the City of Tokyo in Beijing and my base is in Beijing. I have been engaged in tourism industry for more than 25 years so far and have gained rich experience in the areas from travel agent operation, product planning to tour operation, etc.. Years of experience in tourism industry has helped me to build a wide-range of connections and high level of trust relationship with the local Chinese travel agencies, the Chinese government tourism authorities and the Chinese and Japanese media. I’m going to fully devote myself to the promotion work of the Chinese travel to Tokyo and the propaganda work of Tokyo.

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Seoul

Mr. Hansek Lee

Email: leehs@japanpr.com

Message from Rep Tokyo Tourist Information by Tourism Rep(Korean only)

I was born in Korea and after studying in Tokyo, I established International Communication Co., Ltd. as the publicity company in Japan in 1992 and until now I have been the representative director. Since 2003, I have been contributing to the promotion of tourism of Japan by issuing the monthly newspaper which introduces Japan tourism through the affiliated media company.

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