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Licensing Expo Japan 2017 Special Event

Tokyo Retail Tour

A Great Opportunity to Understand Japan’s Retail
Market for Licensing Business!

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc., the official travel agent of Licensing Expo Japan, in cooperation with LIMA Japan, offers you a great opportunity to study Japan’s latest retail market trends for licensing business. “Tokyo Retail Tour”, which will be held on 25 April, is a one-day bus tour specially designed for international participants at the show. It will take you to popular shopping malls in and around Tokyo guided by licensing professionals who will explain the latest trends in the retailing business in Japan. Don’t miss it!

Special Features of “Tokyo Retail Bus Tour”

  • The tour will take you to the flourishing shopping malls and help you to understand what is going on at the cutting edge of Japan’s retail market by observing consumer trends and sales floor space allocations.
  • A Professional Program: The tour has been designed by LIMA to meet the needs of licensing industry.
  • A Japanese retail consultant and the American representative of a licensing agency in Japan will join the tour to guide you and explain to you about the market in both English and Japanese.
  • During transit time on the bus you will be given insights about Japan’s distribution system and market trends.
Date Tuesday 25 April 2017
Site Visits URBAN DOCK LaLaport Toyosu, AEON Lake Town, Tokyo Character Street
Price JPY10,000 per person (meals not included / tax included)
Condition Minimum participants required: 15 persons; Maximum participants: 24 persons
Deadline for Application 24 April 2017
Managed by JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Planned by LIMA Japan
Supported by UBM Japan Co Ltd
Who should attend Licensors, licensing agents, and licensees who would like to step in the Japan market and to study the distribution system and latest trends in the field.
Departure 10:00 from Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center
Tour ends 16:30 at Tokyo Station
Lecturer Mr. Hiroaki Hasa
President of Hasa Co., Ltd., and retail consultant

Hiroaki Hasa originally worked for KIDDY LAND, the Japanese toy store chain, as a store manager and in supervisory management roles in its product and store development divisions. In 1980 he established Hasa Co., Ltd., a consultancy for the retailing industry that specializes in the toy, stationery and character goods sectors, advising on product development and retail space design. Mr. Hasa organises regular cross-industry networking sessions in Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo, and in recent years has led overseas retail study tours. As a retailing specialist, Hasa provides authoritative and detailed commentary on areas such as the Japanese retail distribution structure, shopping center characteristics, U.S. retailing environment comparison, and analysis on notable retailers.
Coordinator Mr. David Buckley
President, Copyrights Asia
Chairman, Board of Directors –LIMA Japan

Copyrights Asia, established in 1956, is an international licensing agent for writers and artists, currently representing many classic properties such as Charlie Chaplin and Paddington Bear. As the oldest independent licensing agent in Japan, Copyright Asia’s extensive experience in the commercialization of intellectual property rights and their network of domestic connections sets them apart. They create and maintain licenses for merchandising, promotions, events, and retail development for a wide range of writers, artists, characters, art, and brands.
This tour will provide insights into the retail market and popular properties from the perspective of a licensing agent.


For inquires about the details of tour
LIMA Japan 
Contact:Ms. Taniguchi

To apply for the tour
JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. Convention Center (CD:121564-086)
Tokyo Front Terrace Bldg.7F, 2-3-14 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8604 Japan
Fax: +81-3-5495-0685 Tel: +81-3-5796-5445
OFFICE HOURS: 10:00-17:30 Except Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays

Tours are operated by JTB Global Marketing & Travel
Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency
Registered Travel Agency No. 1723
Tokyo Front Terrace Bldg.7F, 2-3-14 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-8604 Japan
Kotaro Kai, Certified Travel Service Supervisor


Participants wishing to pay through online no later than below date.
24 April 2017
Applications should be accompanied with the remittance covering total tour fare paid to JTBGMT.
No reservations will be confirmed until payment has been confirmed. Personal checks are not accepted. All payments must be in Japanese Yen. If the remittance is for more than one person, please inform us of the names of each participant.

- The following credit cards are accepted:
1. Visa 2. MasterCard 3. Diners Club 4. AMEX 5. JCB
- Bank transfer should be made to JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (Include message: licensing2017)
Bank account: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Shin-Marunouchi Branch (swift code: BOTKJPJT)
1-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005 Japan (Account number: 4760327)


In the event of cancellation, the following cancellation fees will be deducted before any refund is made.

10 – 8 days before the departure day of one day tours 20% of tour fare
7 - 2 days before 30% of tour fare
1 day before 40% of tour fare
Prior to starting time on the departure day 50% of tour fare
After departure or failure to show without notice 100% of tour fare
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