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Hotel New Grand, 90th Anniversary

The Hotel New Grand was opened in 1927 and has since acted as an international symbolizing the history of Yokohama, and will have its 90th Anniversary in 1st Dec, 2017.

Over the years, the Hotel New Grand has welcomed many famous dignitaries and celebrities through its historic doors, including Charlie Chaplin, Babe Ruth, the Duke of Gloucester, and more.

Over the decades, the Hotel New Grand has been lovingly and carefully preserved. The cultural heritage has been embraced and resotred to its original splendor,and modern additions and enhancements have been made.


Christmas Lights and Winter Illuminations in Yokohama 2017

In Yokohama, glittering lights are accompanied by Christmas songs, spreading a Christmas mood.
Some of these winter illumination can be seen until Valentine's Day or the Lunar New Year!


See you at "ibtm world 2017" !!

Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau will be exhibiting at "ibtm world 2017", the worldwide exhibition for incentive travels, meetings and events, being held in Barcelona from 29, November.

Please visit Yokohama at H80 (Japan Stand) and find out why Yokohama is the best for your next meeting destination in Japan.

Representatiives from PACIFICO Yokohama, our flagship facility will be on the stand as well.

Yuriko BITO (Ms.) from Yokohama CVB will be expectiong you.
See you soon!!


Smart Illumination Yokohama 2017

"Smart Illumination Yokohama" is the project to create a night view by fusing eco-frinedtly technology and art!
This event, celebrating its seventh anniversary, will see artists from around the wourld gathering in Yokohama.


IASLC 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC2017)

The 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) will take place in Yokohama.

◇Conference Venue: PACIFICO Yokohama
◇Date: October 15-18, 2017
◇IASLC WCLC2017 Conference Co-President: Dr. Hisao Asamura, MD, and Dr. Keunchil Park, MD, PhD
◇Conference motto: Synergy to Conquer Lung Cancer



HOTEL VISTA PREMIO YOKOHAMA Minato-Mirai has opened in Yokohama.

It's located in Minato Mirai 21 district, 7 min. walk from Minatomirai Station, and in the vicinity of PACIFICO Yokohama.

This new hotel is a 20-storied building, has a restaurant and a sports gym (self gym).

◇Check In / Out: 3:00p.m. / 11:00a.m.
◇Equipment: All rooms non-smoking, Free wi-fi, LCD TV, Refregerator, Hair Dryer, Electric kettle, Humidifier
◇Amenities: Night wear, Bath towel, Facecloth, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body soap, Face and hand soap, Body washing towel, Tooth Brush,Razor, Hair Brush, Hair band, Cotton swab, Mineral water


The 12th Asia Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (AOCNMB 2017)

The 12th Asia Oceania Congress of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (AOCNMB 2017) will be held in conjunction with following congresses.

・The 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine (JSNM)
・The 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine Technology (JSNMT)
・The 7th Annual International Conference of the Asia Society of Nuclear Medicine Technology (ASNMT)

◇Venue: PACIFICO Yokohama
◇Date: Octorber 5-7, 2017
◇President: Tomio Inoue (Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine)
◇Main Theme: Connectiong people for the bright future of Asia-Oceania nuclear medicine
◇Expected number of Participants: 2,500


APHRS 2017 Japan: The 10th APHRS Scientific Session

The 10th Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS) Scientific Session will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society (JHRS) 2017.

Venue: PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center (Exhibition Hall C)

InterContinental Yokohama Grand

Period:Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 17, 2017


Yokohama to unveil two more videos to attract foreign tourist.

Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) has produced two more videos to draw attention to the city as a major tourist destination and heighen awareness about its attractions.

The video will be posted on youtube and YCVB's website for use as a promotional tool at tourism fairs and international conference abroad.



Human Genome Meeting 2018 to be held in Yokohama

The Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce winning the bid for the Human Genome Meeting 2018 (HGM2018).
The decision was announced at this year’s conference in February in Barcelona, Spain. This will mark the second time for Japan to host the conference after it was held in Kyoto in 2005.

The conference will take place in PACIFICO Yokohama and will attract some 400 participants from 39 countries/regions. The choice of Yokohama has attracted much attention from both domestic and international genome researchers alike. The event is organized by the Human Genome Organization (HUGO). The theme of HGM2018 will be“Genome data and Health.”HUGO originally launched HGM as an annual meeting focused on the Human Genome Project. In its current format, a broad spectrum of participants from public research organizations and pharmaceutical companies around the globe will be presenting and discussing a variety of topics related to genome research.

Dr. Piero Carninci, Deputy Director of RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies has been appointed as a chair for HGM2018. RIKEN, Japan's largest comprehensive research institution, has a Yokohama campus and some of the world’s most advanced research on life science is being conducted there. Carninci is also a council member of HUGO. For many years he has made exceptional contributions to the development of genome research, both here and abroad. He has won a number of national awards such as the Biotec Award, the NISTEP Researchers award and the HUGO Chen Award of Excellence.

Reacting to the announcement, Carninci said, ”I am pleased to have such an important meeting to be placed in Japan again. It’s an honor to have been selected as a local chair for HGM, and I hope to use my network to attract researchers inside and outside of Japan and contribute to its further expansion of Genome Science.

Genomic research in Japan plays a central role in a number of international projects. It is expected that holding HGM2018 in Japan will greatly contribute to the development of world genome research.


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