TOKYO Convention Bureau has rallied the Japanese capital’s business events stakeholders in establishing “new normal” guidelines and assuring overseas clients that the city is safe for international conferences and corporate events.
Four key partners of Business Events Tokyo – Event Services, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, The J-Team and Palace Hotel Tokyo – have posted video messages on the organisation’s website, while 12 others have posted written notices to international organisers.
The stakeholders have also created initiatives to show that Tokyo is a “flexible” city for business events.
Restrictions imposed by Tokyo Metropolitan Government to limit the spread of Covid-19 are being eased with 1,000 people able to gather for indoor events as long as numbers are at no more than 50 per cent of a venue’s full capacity.
From July 10, up to 5,000 people will be permitted to attend indoor events, again at a 50 per cent venue capacity, under third step of the city’s easing of restrictions.
Strong restrictions on entering Japan from abroad are still effect, but travellers from Vietnam were permitted to enter from the beginning of July. Talks are underway to extend entry to travellers from Thailand, Australia and New Zealand.
Main picture: Akihabara, Tokyo’s retail electronics quarter.