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Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Kazuo Yana, Attended the "8th Meeting of the Tourism Ministers of the G20 Economies"

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Last Update : 2018/5/8

Kazuo Yana, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, traveled to Argentina and Mexico from April 16 (Monday) to 21 (Saturday), and attended the "8th Meeting of the Tourism Ministers of the G20 Economies."
 
At the meeting, trends in tourism policies in Japan were introduced, and the announcement at the closing that the next meeting would be held in Kutchan Town, Hokkaido was welcomed by all attendees.
 
In both countries, he exchanged opinions with executives from local Japanese Nikkei organizations and visited Nikkei related facilities to deepen exchange and strengthen collaboration, and he also visited the local transportation infrastructure, etc.
 
1. 8th Meeting of the Tourism Ministers of the G20 economies
Date and Location: April 17, 2018 (Tues.) in Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Outline of the Meeting:
   --Adoption / announcement of the G20 Tourism Ministerial Statement; attendance at official events at the presidential office
   --Remarks on the concrete efforts of tourism policy in Japan
   --Announcement about the next meeting using JNTO's Japan promotional video and Kutchan Town, Hokkaido promotional video
 
2. Other
--Exchanged opinions with the Minister of Tourism of Argentina, Gustavo Santos, the UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, and the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria Nikolina Angelkova; visited the Ministry of Tourism Mexico.
 
--Attended the Global Summit of the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council)) in Argentina; sent the latest information on Japan to the media in each country; made a case for Japanese tourism- created employment at the Minister of Tourism session; and, as the next president country, explained the ambitions for the next meeting.
 
--Exchanged opinions with top Japanese Nikkei organizations and visited Nikkei related facilities in Argentina and Mexico.
 
--Visited the transportation infrastructures in Argentina and Mexico (inspected railway stations, rode the subway, etc.).
 
(For reference) The WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council) is a private nonprofit organization composed of about 150 top executives of major tourism related companies (travel, aviation, hotel, transportation industry, etc.) from around the world.