Tohoku Inbound Association

The ‘Visit Japan’ initiative saw over 24,000,000 visitors from overseas come to Japan in 2016. However, very few among those travelling chose to make their way to the Tohoku Area. Compared to the ‘golden route’ of tourists (consisting of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hokkaido) the difference in the presence of foreign tourists is clear to see.
The Japanese government has announced an aim to bring the number of foreign visitors to 40,000,000 for 2020. The Tohoku Inbound Association aims to work in tandem with this initiative and actively promote the Tohoku area to foreign countries, especially focusing on nearby Asian countries. Our aim is to build an active relationship with our partners overseas and support local governments, companies/groups looking to expand into the global market in Tohoku through ventures such as video production, app development, advertisement design, and event planning and organization in the hope to actively promote the Tohoku image.

Tohoku Inbound Association

NOTICES

OUTLINE

  • Video Content

    With focus on 4K and 8K television programming, we aim to spread awareness of the Tohoku region on a local, country-wide, and global level, with the hope of boosting local economies.

  • Digital Content

    We offer support in website creation, graphic design, and app development.

  • Event Planning and Organization

    We support the organizing and running of seminars to further understanding of the visual arts industry and world of video production as well as to improve the skills and techniques therein.

  • Video Content Creation
  • Event Organization and Planning
  • Website Creation
  • Photography and Filming
  • Advertisement Design
  • App Development
  • Support for Entry into Foreign Markets
  • Other Operations Relating or Connected to the Previous

REPORTS

Reports relating to our activities and programming are posted here.
  • June 2018 – January 2019
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications ‘2018 Promotion and development of Broadcasting Content for Overseas Operation’ Application, Decided Broadcasting Country : Malaysia. Partner Venture with Japan Television Tohoku Offices (6 within Tohoku) Application Name: Yamagata Broadcasting (Association Member)

  • May 2018 – March 2019
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ‘Local Core Enterprise Creation/Support Operation’ Application – Acceptance
    Planned operation with partnered groups Application Name: Yamagata Broadcasting (Association Member)
    Supported Enterprises for this Initiative: Video Content Production, 5 companies (Miyagi – 1, Yamagata – 3, Fukushima – 1)

  • Tue. 27th February 2018
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ‘Local Core Enterprise Creation/Support Operation’ Seminar for the use of local resources for content creation (Held: Yamagata City) Planning Operation

  • Wed. February 2nd 2018
    ASEAN Business Workshop (Held: Yamagata City)
    Sponsored: Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Organization for small & medium enterprises and regional Innovation, Yamagata Bank, Support: Tohoku Tourism Finance Network

  • Tue. 13th February 2018
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry ‘Local Core Enterprise Creation/Support Operation’ Video Power of Expression Improvement Workshop – for Drones (Held: Yamagata City)

  • November – March 2017
    Ministry of Ecoomy, Trade and Industry ‘2017 Local Core Enterprise Creation/Support Operation (2nd Application)’ Application, Acceptance
    Planned operation with partnered groups Application Name: Yamagata Broadcasting (Association Member)
    Supported Enterprises for this Enterprise: Video Content Production, 3 Companies (Within Yamagata)

ORGANIZATION

Staff and Organization

Position Name Company Name Company Role
Representative Chairperson Makoto Endo Telemore.com Co., Ltd. Representative Director
Vice Representative Chairperson Yuuichi Kato Pride Two Co., Ltd. Representative Director
Board Member Hajime Nakahata ITB Co.,Ltd. Representative Director
Board Member Yoshiro Goto Miyagi Television Service Co.,Ltd. Representative Director
Auditor Secretary Kenshi Shoji Sendai Shiko Printing Co., Ltd. Representative Director
Director Takanobu Kasai Telemore.com Co.,Ltd. Planning and Sales Department
ORGANIZATION

Members

Company Name Address
ITB Co.,Ltd. 036-8102 Sanpinai 4-6-16, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture
TEL 0172-28-5656 FAX 0172-28-5657
URL http://www.itbnet.jp/
Innovation Works Co., Ltd. 010-0921 Oomachi 1-3-36, Akita City
TEL 018-893-6530 FAX 018-893-6306
URL http://innovation-akita.co.jp/
Telemore.com Co.,Ltd. 980-0811 Aoba-ku Ichiban-Cho 2-8-105F, Sendai City
TEL 022-261-9481 FAX 9482
URL https://tele-more.com/
Sendai Shiko Printing Co.,Ltd 983-0036 Miyagino-Ku Nigatake 3-1-14, Sendai City
TEL 022-231-2245 FAX 022-231-2247
URL http://www.sendai-shiko.jp/
Pride Two Co., Ltd. 990-0023 Matunami 4-9-39, Yamagata City TEL 023-631-7611 FAX 023-631-7612
URL http://www.pride2.co.jp/
Miyagi Television Service Co., Ltd. 983-8611 Miyaginoku no Demachi 1-5-33, Sendai City
TEL 022-284-8057 FAX 022-284-8056
URL http://www.mmt-tv.co.jp/service/
Yamagata Broadcasting Co.,Ltd. 990-8555 Yamagata Media Tower, Hatago-machi 2-5, Yamagata City
TEL 023-664-0197 FAX 023-622-8480
URL http://www.ybc.co.jp/

Supporting Members

Company Name URL
Aomori Broadcasting(RAB) URL http://www.rab.co.jp/
Iwate Television (TVI) URL http://www.tvi.jp/
Miyagi Television Broadcasting(MMT) URL http://www.mmt-tv.co.jp/
Akita Broadcasting (ABS) URL http://www.akita-abs.co.jp/
Fukushima Chuo Television (FCT) URL http://www.fct.co.jp/

Partnered Organization and Companies
Joint Project or Action

Company/Organization Name URL
MAC&CINQ Co.,Ltd. (Vietnam) URL http://mac-c.co.jp/
Office 303 (Taiwan) URL https://www.office303.jp/
(General Incorporated Association) Halal Japan Association URL http://www.halal.or.jp/

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