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Host Town Summit





February 22nd is the Host Town Summit 2020.

We will share the beauty of the Host Town activities happening across Japan with local and foreign guests through food and event curation.











The Reiwa period’s first spring is approaching, and the prediction for the flowering of cherry blossoms in Tokyo has been announced.

On February 22nd, we will help organize the Host Town Summit 2020.












Alongside the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Japanese government is spearheading the Host Town House Initiative.

To promote this international program, the 2020 Host Town House will be set up at Musashino University Ariake Campus betweenJuly 22nd and August 10th,and then again from August 23rd to September 7th.

This event is organized by the Host Town Appeal Executive Community General Incorporated Association (Headquarters: Sumida Ward, Tokyo/ Representative Chairperson: Shinji Takahashi).












The Host Town Summit 2020 on February 22nd will be held at the same university campus as the actual Host Town House during the Olympic games. The aim is for local cities and towns across Japan who are part of this program to exchange information, with the hope to provide helpful ideas for participating municipalities. There will be opportunities to learn from unique host town activities as well as about some challenges that are being faced by various host towns. With time and space provided for participants to exchange information on current activities, different cities can be exposed to innovative ideas and how-tos for running the program. The goal is to stimulate diverse cross-cultural activities that highlight and harness the unique regional qualities. A model of the actual “cultural houses” that will be installed at the 2020 Host Town House will also be provided so the participants can visualize what the final operation will look like. With the Olympic games quickly approaching, there are many preparations necessary to ensure that all the various programs supporting the event are successful.












Happo-en Inc. (Located in Minato Ward, Tokyo/ CEO Haruyoshi Hase) is one of the main acting members of the Host Town Appeal Executive Committee. Our role is creating a culinary experience that will convey the appealing qualities of the Host Town Initiative, as well as planning and creating booths that will highlight the cultural exchanges happening through the initiative. We will help curate engaging content and delicious food experiences for guests visiting Tokyo from all over Japan and around the world.












Host Town Summit 2020 Overview
1. Date and Time: Saturday, February 22nd, 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
2. Location: Musashino University Ariake Campus (3-3-3 Ariake, Koutou Ward, Tokyo)
3. Participants: Participating cities and towns, embassies, companies and businesses, national government representatives, neighboring local governing groups, and more.
4. Host: National Government Cabinet Secretariat Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Promotion Central Office
5. Program Overview
(1) 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m. presentation by high school students
○ Location: Building 3, 3rd floor, Room 301 and 302
○ Students from Sakata City, Yamagata; Machida City, Tokyo; and Tokushima Prefecture will be sharing about Host Town activities they are involved in.

(2) 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. main presentation by Seiko Hashimoto (Minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games) and Daisuke Uehara (Paralympian)
Location: Building 3, 3rd floor, Room 301 and 302

(3) 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. panel discussion with ambassadors in Japan
Location: Building 3, 3rd floor, Room 301 and 302
Ambassadors from Nicaragua, Bulgaria, and Jordan; Minister Hashimoto



(4) 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Olympic sporting event demonstration and cheering event
Location: Building 3, 3rd floor, Room 301 and 302 A powerlifting athlete from the Kyrgyz Republic has been invited to demonstrate a performance and how we can cheer.

(5) 3:20 p.m. onward (estimated) follow-up press interview with Minister Hashimoto
Location: Building 3, 3rd floor, Room 301 and 302
If you wish to participate, please gather in front of the main stage after the panel discussion noted above.

(6) 5:15 p.m. onward Host Town Leader award ceremony
Location: Building 3, 1st floor restaurant



(7) 6:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m. (estimated) Host Town Summit networking time
Location: Building 3, 1st floor restaurant Photography will be permitted.
Awards will be given out for Poster Session and Public Relations Award recipients.
If you wish to interview, please gather in front of the restaurant before 5:50 p.m.

(8) Interactive Performances and Networking Time
① 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. musical performance (djembe session etc.)
Location: Building 3, 1st floor restaurant
② 3:25 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Everyone’s Host Town “Festival Dance” time
Location: Building 3, 3rd floor, Room 301 and 302
③ From 12:00 p.m. presentations from towns hosting Central Asian countries
Location: Building 1, 4th floor, Room 403

(9) Exhibitions and Booths
① 11:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. participating host towns and cities’ poster exhibition
Location: Building 3, 1st floor restaurant
② 11:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Host Town model room exhibition
Location: Building 1, 2nd floor, Room 203 and 204
③ 11:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. company booths supporting the Host Town Initiative
Location: Building 1, 3rd floor, Room 303, 304, 305

6. Guidelines for Press Reporters
(1) If you wish to cover the event, please submit a separate proposal sheet to the Host Town Summit Executive Committee by fax before February 19th at 4:00 p.m.
(2) On the day of the event, please finish your registration before starting, on the 1st floor of building 3 (open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
(3) Please wear your press personnel badge and ID card.
(4) Please follow the directions of organizers in regards to where to stand and how long you are permitted for the interview.
(5) The content and the time of the program are subject to change.
(6) There is no audio input cable available.








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