Dear Friends,

It gives me great pleasure to send you the message from Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, explaining the current situation in Tokyo three months after the tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

The Governor of Tokyo delivered a message to welcome friends from all over the world (June 15, 2011)(PDF:33KB)

Tokyo is quite the way it was before the disaster struck. We ask for your cooperation in informing others involved in the tourism industry as well as the citizenry about the contents of the governor’s message in order to encourage more people from your country to visit Tokyo. This message has also been uploaded to our Tokyo Tourism Info website (

Thank you very much for your kind understanding and cooperation. We look forward to welcoming you to our city.


Hideki Yokoyama
Senior Director, Tourism Division
Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs
Tokyo Metropolitan Government