Why Yokohama

Since Japan opened its doors to the world, Yokohama has been the nation's key entry point for international trade and communications, bringing global perspectives, new ideas and multi-culturalism. The port city has always been recognized for being open to business and to an exchange of expertise through international trade and conventions.

Fresh breezes and refreshing ideas are integral to Yokohama being the nation's center for innovation in science and technology. Major universities, medical and scientific research centers based here will contribute to the success of global conferences.

Welcome to Japan's First Port of Call.

Why Yokohama

Yokohama in Brief

  • The second largest city in Japan, located in 30 minutes distance from Tokyo by train or car
  • The national center for "Life Innovation" designated by the national government with a huge R&D investment in Life Sciences (i.e. RIKEN)
  • Has 28 universities, with medical schools strong in bioscience and biotechnology fields, and many IEEE member professors
  • The International Tropical Timber Organization, World Food Program, Food and Agriculture Organization and United Nations University International Advanced Studies have a presence in Yokohama
  • Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences is the national research center on global changes and dynamics on Earth's interior
  • Over 13,000 rooms in the City, including five-star hotels such as the InterContinental and Sheraton
  • Over 20,000 shops in the whole City- boutiques, department stores, shopping malls
  • Over 34 million tourist visitors yearly, and a gateway to favorite touristic areas: Tokyo, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto

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