Press Tour for Foreign Correspondents


Press Tour for Foreign Correspondents

The Foundation for Kansai Region Promotion organizes ”Press Tour” for foreign correspondents mostly based in Tokyo to provide opportunities to cover directly various topics in the Kansai region with the aim of disseminating the potentials and advantages of Kansai to the world over. The tour covers state-of-the-art technology, R&D, highly important projects, history, culture, and economic activities, in depth, all of which Kansai boasts to the world.
It is highly popular among correspondents as it allows them to see and report news and topics in Kansai that may hardly be covered in the metropolitan area, and is appreciated by international PR staff members of local governments and companies in Kansai as well, as the tour provides them with precious opportunities to introduce their products/skills directly to foreign media and to establish human network with them.
Tour Date Tour Title/Theme Places of Visit
Oct 13(Thu) - Oct 14(Fri), 2016   Press Tour(No.090)
From Nara to the World -Japanese Heart and Skill
Nara
Apr 4(Mon) - Apr 5(Tue), 2016   Press Tour(No.089)
Upcoming Ise-Shima Summit! - Conserving and Maximizing the Blessings of Nature -
Mie
Nov 25(Wed) - Nov 26(Thu), 2015   Press Tour(No.088)
Turning Rural Japan into Gems! "ICT Strategy for Creative Tokushima" - How to utilize ICT to revitalize rural areas
Tokushima
Jul 15(Wed) - Jul 16(Thu), 2015   Press Tour(No.087)
Koyasan - Artistic Sanctuary in the Sky
Wakayama
Dec 18(Thu) - Dec 19(Fri), 2014   Press Tour(No.086)
KANSAI:Creating the Future through Innovation
Hyogo , Hyogo , Osaka
Sep 19(Fri) - Sep 20(Sat), 2014   Press Tour(No.085)
Culture of KYOTO on the International Stage - Manga-Anime and Machiya
Kyoto
Mar 7(Fri) - Mar 8(Sat), 2014   Press Tour(No.084)
Actually it is all from Mie!
Mie
Sep 19(Thu) - Sep 20(Fri), 2013   Press Tour(No.083)
San'in Kaigan Geopark, Land of Splendid Natural Beauty!
Hyogo , Tottori
Feb 18(Mon) - Feb 19(Tue), 2013   Press Tour(No.082)
Nara & Osaka Press Tour
Nara , Osaka
Sep 20(Thu) - Sep 21(Fri), 2012   Press Tour(No.081)
"Learning New things from the Past"--Traditional techniques utilized in present days
Kyoto , Shiga
Oct 14(Fri) - 15(Sat), 2011 The 80th Press Tour
MIE BRAND ~Succession of Tradition~
Mie
Mar 25(Fri) – 26(Sat), 2010 The 79th Press Tour
--- “ECO-MIND” from Kansai ---
tour was cancelled
Osaka   Shiga
Oct 28(Thu) – 29(Fri), 2010 The 78th Press Tour
The World of “Nippon Taste” in Kansai
 Something Fascinates People All Around the World
Osaka   Wakayama
Jun 23(Wed) – 24(Thu), 2010 The 77th Press Tour
Tokushima - The Attractive Destination for Tourists
Tokushima
Feb 4(Thu) – 5(Fri), 2010 The 76th Press Tour
-The Power of Osaka-
Osaka
May 21(Thu) – 22(Fri), 2009 The 75th Press Tour
-Another Potential of Kansai Region-
Tottori Prefecture
Tottori
Mar 5(Thu) - 6(Fri), 2009 The 74th Press Tour
Hyogo   Kyoto
Nov 10(Mon) – 11(Tue), 2008 The 73rd Press Tour
EXCITING FUKUI
~The Place Where Number One Standard of Excellence Exists~
Fukui
Oct 2(Thu) - 3(Fri),2008 The 72nd Press Tour
The Top Firm in the solar cell field and Traditional Technique in Nara
Nara
Apr 23(Wed) - 25(Fri), 2008 The 71st Press Tour
PR Tour for G8 Ministers Meetings in Kansai -Hyogo, Osaka, and Kyoto
Hyogo   Kyoto   Osaka
Mar 21(Fri) - 22(Sat), 2008 The 70th Press Tour
Visiting Shiga Pref. early in spring:
Birthplace of ‘The Tale of Genji’ and the Land of Living Water
Shiga
Dec 13(Thu) - 14(Fri), 2007 The 69th Press Tour
-The Light Connects People and Future-
Introducing industry and culture of Tokushima The Kingdom of LED
Tokushima
Oct 4(Thu) – 5(Fri), 2007 The 68th Press Tour
World Heritage “Kumano”
A Sacred Site of Universal Spirituality
Wakayama
Jun 19(Tue) – 20(Wed), 2007 The 67th Press Tour
Osaka Press Tour jointly organized by Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City and KIPPO
Osaka
May 27(Sun) - 28(Mon), 2007 The 66th Press Tour
The Tradition and the State-of-the-art Fishery Science Mie prefecture
Mie
Mar 8(Thu) - 9(Fri), 2007 The 65th Press Tour
Hyogo   Nara
Nov 29(Wed) - 30(Thu), 2006 The 64th Press Tour
OSAKA Press Tour jointly organized by Osaka Pref. Govt. and KIPPO
Kansai; It glows with ASIA ~The Asian Business Women’s Forum and the work front of Osaka~
Osaka
Oct 26(Thu) - 27(Fri), 2006 The 63rd Press Tour
The world-leading technology for“Creation”- Fukui on a new challenge!
Fukui
Jul 16(Sun) - 17(Mon), 2006 The 62nd Press Tour
Summer in Kyoto
Kyoto
May 11(Thu) - 12(Fri), 2006 The 61st Press Tour
From Kansai / Global companies are taking a new step
Osaka
Mar 16(Thu) - 17(Fri), 2006 The 60th Press Tour
The Wisdom Inherited by Townspeople in Omi
Shiga
Nov 16(Wed) - 18(Fri), 2005 The 59th Press Tour
Harness the Blessing of Nature in Kii Peninsula and Nurture its Environment
Mie   Wakayama
Oct 20(Thu) - 21(Fri), 2005 The 58th Press Tour
“Wooden Culture of NIPPON” in the ancient capital, Nara
Nara
Sep 23(Fri) - 25(Sun), 2005 The 57th Press Tour
The scene of Tajima (Northern Hyogo) created by abundant nature
Hyogo
July 14(Thu) - 16(Sat), 2005 The 56th Press Tour
Keep current on Kansai, the most advanced area in RT!
The area is now attracting the world’s attention
Osaka
May 26(Thu) – 27(Fri), 2005 The 55th Press Tour
Tour to Tokushima, a healing place,
 to meet the masters who makes our life “colorful”
Tokushima
Jan 17(Mon) - 19(Wed), 2005 The 54th Press Tour
~Messages from Kobe~
10 years since the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
1.17 shall never be forgotten
Hyogo
Nov. 23(Tue) - 25(Thu), 2004 The 53rd Press Tour
Kansai Incubates the Future
~from Robo-Tech to Environment Remediation~
Osaka   Shiga
Oct 27(Wed) - 29(Fri), 2004 The 52nd Press Tour
~Return to Nature~
Eco-friendly life in which people coexist with nature
Fukui   Hyogo   Kyoto
July 14(Wed) - 16(Fri), 2004 The 51st Press Tour
Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
Commemorating the registration as the World Heritage in 2004
Mie   Wakayama
May 26(Wed) - 28(Fri), 2004 The 50th Press Tour
Japan’s “Tea” Culture developed in Kansai
Kyoto   Nara   Osaka