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– TOKYO CITY PROMOTION is to be held in New York and Chicago in October 2006.
– The contents of TOKYO MARATHON FESTA have been decided.
– Event information from October 2006.
– Did you know? Convenience in Tokyo is in tickets.
– Tokyo Tourism Website scheduled to be renewed in July.

TOKYO CITY PROMOTION to be held in New York and Chicago in October 2006
B to B business negotiation meetings and seminars will be held in New York and Chicago in 2006. The public event, Tokyo Fiesta is also scheduled to be held at the same time in New York. Details will be provided later. We look forward to seeing you all there. TOKYO CITY PROMOTION is a promotional event that Tokyo has been holding in both Europe and the United
States since 2002. http://www.tourism.metro.tokyo.jp/english/citypromotion/ (2005 version)

The contents of TOKYO MARATHON FESTA have been decided
One of Asia’s largest TOKYO MARATHON is to be held for the first time in Tokyo on February 18th, 2007. We are looking for 25,000 participant for the full-length marathon, and 5,000 participants for the 10 km marathon. Applications for participation can be made as of June 18th through the official website. It is an exciting course that includes popular
sightseeing spots of Tokyo such as around the Imperial Palace, Asakusa, and Tokyo Tower.
TOKYO MARATHON’s Official Website http://www.tokyo42195.org/index_e.html

JTB offers 8 days 6 nights packages for the road runners at reasonable prices as an official licensed travel agent for the Tokyo Marathon 2007. Contact following offices for more information about the package. JTB USA Manhattan Office
Tel: +1-800-235-3523 E-mail: mht@jtbusa.com JTB UK Ltd. Tel: +44-20-8237-1620 E-mail: hideki_saito@jtb-europe.com

Event information from October 2006
-Tokyo International Film Festival 2006 21 Oct to 29 Oct 2006 http://www.tiff-jp.net/entry/2006/index_e.html The 19th holding of Asia’s grandest film festival. Entries for presentations have already begun.

-TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ANIME FAIR 2007 22 Mar to 25 Mar 2007 http://www.taf.metro.tokyo.jp/en/index.html. The last INTERNATIONAL ANIME FAIR was a great success. Nearly 100,000 visitors come both from around the country and around the world to participate in the exhibitions, presentations, symposiums, interactive events for fans, conventions, and more.

-La Folle Journee – Days of Enthusiasm – Music Festival May 2007
http://www.t-i-forum.co.jp/function/news/data/051012_english.html (2006version) La Folle Journee Music Festival was first held in Nantes, France. 1000+ performers from around the globe gather to play wonderful concerts that are about 45 minutes long for only 1,500 yen. Planned to also be held in early May 2007.

-TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2007 27 Oct to 01 Nov 2007 http://www.tokyo-motorshow.com/eng/index.html. Not scheduled to be held in 2006, but plans are being made for 2007.

Did you know? Convenience in Tokyo is in tickets
In this major city where the convenient transit system is composed of the subway lines, JR lines, streetcars, etc., the way to fully enjoy Tokyo is by becoming accustomed to this public transportation system. The one-day travel passes that have recently been introduced have discount rates on various tourist facilities.

-Tokyo Subway One-Day Travel Passes 710 yen
With discounts, privileges, etc. on 44 facilities in Tokyo such as Roppongi Hills, Tokyo National Museum, and more. Available at Tokyo Metro station booths.

-Limousine Bus & Metro Passes (Narita to Central Tokyo Area) 3,100 yen
One-way limousine bus tickets from Narita Airport to various locations within the city and full-day passes for all Tokyo Metro lines. Available at Narita Airport, Tokyo City Air Terminal, and all limousine ticket counters. http://www.tokyometro.jp/e/ (Tokyo Metro)