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® Supported by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism PROGRAM 1. Opening Remarks - Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) 2. Keynote Speeches - Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council - Ministerial Level, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan - Senior U.S. Official - Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America 3. Japan’s Attraction (1) U.S. Viewpoints - Vinay Dube, Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Delta Air Lines - Michael Yamashita, National Geographic Photographer - Kenneth Kiesnoski, Editor, Destinations & Special Supplements, Travel Weekly (2) Japanese Viewpoints - Takao Nishiyama, Executive Director, New York Office, Japan Railways Group - Nobuo Hashimoto, General Manager of Market Department, Railway Operations Headquarters, West Japan Railway Company - Junichi Hidaka, Director, Deputy Director General of Railway Operations Headquarters, General Manager of Transportation Department, Kyushu Railway Company 4. Closing Remarks - Makoto Washizu, President, Japan International Transport Institute (JITI) EXHIBIT - Exhibits on Japan’s attraction as tourist destinations, with introduction of Japanese high speed rail system. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, the Japan Tourism Agency, the Embassy of Japan, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Japan International Transport Institute (JITI) and supported by The Nippon Foundation. This event is being held in conjunction with The Washington Post Advertising Department. The Washington Post Newsroom is not involved in this event. Japan National Tourism Organization and Japan International Transport Institute Cordially Invite You to The Please register to attend at: http://japantransport.com/seminar/2012/02/cherry-blossom.php CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM ON TOURISM TO JAPAN FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 • 3-6pm ( A reception to follow. Admission is FREE. ) 2012 marks the centennial of Japan’s gift of the cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C. To commemorate this very special occasion, a symposium on tourism to Japan will be held. March 2012 also marks the one year anniversary of the tragic Great East Japan Earthquake. This symposium will be an occasion to highlight Japan’s recovery efforts. The Washington Post Conference Center 1150 15th St. NW Washington, DC

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®

Supported by

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

The Washington Post Conference Center • 1150 15th St. NW • Washington, DC

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM ON TOURISM TO JAPANFRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 • 3-6 pm ( A reception to follow. Admission is FREE. )

2012 marks the centennial of Japan’s gift of the cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C. To commemorate this very special occasion, a symposium on tourism to Japan will be held. March 2012 also marks the one year anniversary of the tragic Great East Japan Earthquake. This symposium will be an occasion to highlight Japan’s recovery efforts.

PROGRAM 1. Opening Remarks - Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) 2. Keynote Speeches - Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council - Ministerial Level, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan - Senior U.S. Official - Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America 3. Japan’s Attraction

(1) U.S. Viewpoints - Vinay Dube, Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Delta Air Lines - Michael Yamashita, National Geographic Photographer - Kenneth Kiesnoski, Editor, Destinations & Special Supplements, Travel Weekly (2) Japanese Viewpoints - Takao Nishiyama, Executive Director, New York Office, Japan Railways Group - Nobuo Hashimoto, General Manager of Market Department, Railway Operations Headquarters, West Japan Railway Company - Junichi Hidaka, Director, Deputy Director General of Railway Operations Headquarters, General Manager of Transportation Department, Kyushu Railway Company 4. Closing Remarks - Makoto Washizu, President, Japan International Transport Institute (JITI)

EXHIBIT - Exhibits on Japan’s attraction as tourist destinations, with introduction of

Japanese high speed rail system.

The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, the Japan Tourism Agency, the Embassy of Japan, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Japan International Transport Institute (JITI) and supported by The Nippon Foundation.

This event is being held in conjunction with The Washington Post Advertising Department. The Washington Post Newsroom is not involved in this event.

Japan National Tourism Organization and Japan International Transport Institute Cordially Invite You to The

Please register to attend at: http://japantransport.com/seminar/2012/02/cherry-blossom.phpThe Washington Post Conference Center • 1150 15th St. NW • Washington, DC

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM ON TOURISM TO JAPANFRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 • 3-6 pm ( A reception to follow. Admission is FREE. )

2012 marks the centennial of Japan’s gift of the cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C. To commemorate this very special occasion, a symposium on tourism to Japan will be held. March 2012 also marks the one year anniversary of the tragic Great East Japan Earthquake. This symposium will be an occasion to highlight Japan’s recovery efforts.

PROGRAM 1. Opening Remarks - Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) 2. Keynote Speeches - Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council - Ministerial Level, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan - Senior U.S. Official - Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America 3. Japan’s Attraction

(1) U.S. Viewpoints - Vinay Dube, Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Delta Air Lines - Michael Yamashita, National Geographic Photographer - Kenneth Kiesnoski, Editor, Destinations & Special Supplements, Travel Weekly (2) Japanese Viewpoints - Takao Nishiyama, Executive Director, New York Office, Japan Railways Group - Nobuo Hashimoto, General Manager of Market Department, Railway Operations Headquarters, West Japan Railway Company - Junichi Hidaka, Director, Deputy Director General of Railway Operations Headquarters, General Manager of Transportation Department, Kyushu Railway Company 4. Closing Remarks - Makoto Washizu, President, Japan International Transport Institute (JITI)

EXHIBIT - Exhibits on Japan’s attraction as tourist destinations, with introduction of

Japanese high speed rail system.

The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, the Japan Tourism Agency, the Embassy of Japan, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Japan International Transport Institute (JITI) and supported by The Nippon Foundation.

The Washington Post Conference Center • 1150 15th St. NW • Washington, DC

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM ON TOURISM TO JAPANFRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 • 3-6 pm ( A reception to follow. Admission is FREE. )

2012 marks the centennial of Japan’s gift of the cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C. To commemorate this very special occasion, a symposium on tourism to Japan will be held. March 2012 also marks the one year anniversary of the tragic Great East Japan Earthquake. This symposium will be an occasion to highlight Japan’s recovery efforts.

PROGRAM 1. Opening Remarks - Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) 2. Keynote Speeches - Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council - Ministerial Level, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan - Senior U.S. Official - Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America 3. Japan’s Attraction

(1) U.S. Viewpoints - Vinay Dube, Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Delta Air Lines - Michael Yamashita, National Geographic Photographer - Kenneth Kiesnoski, Editor, Destinations & Special Supplements, Travel Weekly (2) Japanese Viewpoints - Takao Nishiyama, Executive Director, New York Office, Japan Railways Group - Nobuo Hashimoto, General Manager of Market Department, Railway Operations Headquarters, West Japan Railway Company - Junichi Hidaka, Director, Deputy Director General of Railway Operations Headquarters, General Manager of Transportation Department, Kyushu Railway Company 4. Closing Remarks - Makoto Washizu, President, Japan International Transport Institute (JITI)

EXHIBIT - Exhibits on Japan’s attraction as tourist destinations, with introduction of

Japanese high speed rail system.

The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, the Japan Tourism Agency, the Embassy of Japan, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Japan International Transport Institute (JITI) and supported by The Nippon Foundation.

The Washington Post Conference Center • 1150 15th St. NW • Washington, DC

CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM ON TOURISM TO JAPANFRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 • 3-6 pm ( A reception to follow. Admission is FREE. )

2012 marks the centennial of Japan’s gift of the cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C. To commemorate this very special occasion, a symposium on tourism to Japan will be held. March 2012 also marks the one year anniversary of the tragic Great East Japan Earthquake. This symposium will be an occasion to highlight Japan’s recovery efforts.

PROGRAM 1. Opening Remarks - Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) 2. Keynote Speeches - Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council - Ministerial Level, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan - Senior U.S. Official - Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America 3. Japan’s Attraction

(1) U.S. Viewpoints - Vinay Dube, Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Delta Air Lines - Michael Yamashita, National Geographic Photographer - Kenneth Kiesnoski, Editor, Destinations & Special Supplements, Travel Weekly (2) Japanese Viewpoints - Takao Nishiyama, Executive Director, New York Office, Japan Railways Group - Nobuo Hashimoto, General Manager of Market Department, Railway Operations Headquarters, West Japan Railway Company - Junichi Hidaka, Director, Deputy Director General of Railway Operations Headquarters, General Manager of Transportation Department, Kyushu Railway Company 4. Closing Remarks - Makoto Washizu, President, Japan International Transport Institute (JITI)

EXHIBIT - Exhibits on Japan’s attraction as tourist destinations, with introduction of

Japanese high speed rail system.

The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, the Japan Tourism Agency, the Embassy of Japan, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Japan International Transport Institute (JITI) and supported by The Nippon Foundation.