KANSAI Tourism Ambassador

The Union of Kansai Governments is appointing as Tourism Ambassadors people who are active as tourism bridges between Kansai and overseas countries or regions, and endeavoring to expand inbound tourism throughout Kansai.
Through their various activities, Tourism Ambassadors are promoting the attractions of Kansai, broadcasting tourism information, and in other ways publicizing Kansai.

  • 2015 year
    Nguyen Tri Dung
    Nguyen Tri Dung
    Vietnam
    President, NICD Co., Ltd. and Minh Tran Co., Ltd.
    Established companies in Japan and Vietnam and has developed various businesses such as tourism between Japan and Vietnam, economic and cultural exchange. Vice President of the Japan-Vietnam Partnership (JAVIP) since 2003. Promotes the attractiveness of Japan including the Kansai region through a wide range of connections and various efforts. Received a decoration in 2015 (The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette)
  • 2015 year
    Shinya Hori
    Shinya Hori
    Malaysia
    Malaysia
    President, J-Horizons Travel (M) Sdn Bhd
    We are the leading company in Malaysia for planning and sales of trips to Japan, and actively promote visiting Japan. In 2014 we were chosen by JNTO as one of 10 companies that have most contributed to Japan travel. Our company introduces the attractiveness of the Kansai region through the creation and sale of products from Kansai.
  • 2014 year
    Ayumi Yoshikawa
    Ayumi Yoshikawa
    Thailand
    President, O2 Asia Travel Design Co., Ltd.
    Supports inbound tourism to Japan projects as part of the Bangkok office of one of Japan's largest hotel chains. Also as a travel agent, focusing on Thai high-end market and providing exclusive full custom-made tour for Japan. Contributes to promoting the Kansai Region through the publication of "CUE JAPAN," a travel magazine focusing on the special features of Kyoto.
  • 2014 year
    Thanabordee Vajarasthira
    Thanabordee Vajarasthira
    Thailand
    President, ITC (International Tours Center) Co., Ltd.
    Operates tours with a complete range of services, such as incentives, VIP services, and family packages to Japan, from their base in Thailand. In coordination with a travel operator whose headquarters are in Hyogo Prefecture, actively participates in and promotes travel exchange between Japan and Thailand by organizing products and tour trips around the Kansai Region.
  • 2013 year
    Mukoangie
    Mukoangie
    Hong Kong
    Comedy duo
    Multilingual comedy duo Mukoangie!!! Consists of Muko, from Osaka with a good command of Cantonese, and Angie, speaking fluent Japanese. Introduces tourist spots, culture and delicious foods of the Kansai region through TV and other media in Hong Kong. Speaks Japanese, English and Cantonese for performances and TV shows, and provides a wide range of people in Hong Kong with information on Japan.
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  • 2013 year
    Yuen Man Ying (Ensan)
    Yuen Man Ying (Ensan)
    Hong Kong
    President of EGL
    Through management of a travel agency branch and involved in proactively bringing tourists to Japan after the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster, can account for bringing 100,000 tourists to Japan by the end of 2010, and promotes visits to Japan focusing primarily on the Kansai Region. Works to invite tourists to the whole Kansai Region with special charter flights to Miho-Yonago airport in Tokushima for the Awa-odori, and other events.
  • 2013 year
    Chan Chun Wai
    Chan Chun Wai
    Hong Kong
    Travel&Food Writer, Columnist
    Delivers information about the Kansai Region and Japan to listeners of many radio shows. As well as a having a travel and food section in a large-scale newspaper, produces travel guides, and works to promote Kyoto and the Kansai Region by sharing information widely through SNS and other media.
  • 2013 year
    Rie
    Rie
    Hong Kong
    TV celebrity
    Is a Show Business Personality, in Hong Kong. Participates in the producing Hong Kong's major Tourism TV Programme for over ten years to promote the Kansai Region and is regularly starring of the programme. Besides, informs about the Kansai Region, from a Hong Kong traveller's perspective, through major local magazines, events and SNS. Contributes to the promotion of the Kansai Region with dedication.
  • 2012 year
    LEE YONG SOOK
    LEE YONG SOOK
    Korea
    Rinkai Co. Ltd. President & CEO
    Not only the President of a travel agency based in Osaka, but has also made efforts to promote cultural exchange between Japan and Korea. Also contributes as an Ambassador for the Tourism Agency's VISIT JAPAN campaign, and proactively promotes Japan as a tourist destination to the Korean people.
  • 2012 year
    Kim Kyeong Woo
    Korea
    NAVER power blogger
    Not only the President of a travel agency based in Osaka, but has also made efforts to promote cultural exchange between Japan and Korea. Also contributes as an Ambassador for the Tourism Agency's VISIT JAPAN campaign, and proactively promotes Japan as a tourist destination to the Korean people.
  • 2012 year
    Moon Chul Jin
    Moon Chul Jin
    Korea
    NAVER power blogger
    Popular as a photo-visual way of sharing information, introducing the vibrant Kansai Region. Introduces the modern Kansai Region, focusing on Kyoto and Osaka, and contributes to raising awareness of the Kansai Region to its readers.
  • 2012 year
    Zheng Baolei
    Zheng Baolei
    China
    Former Director of the Chinese Tourism Bureau Office in Osaka
    Has contributed greatly to building bridges and mutual understanding between the people of China and Japan by organising symposiums promoting exchange between China and the Kansai Region while as the Director of the Chinese Tourism Bureau Office in Osaka.
  • 2012 year
    Cui Wanzhe
    Cui Wanzhe
    China
    Director of the Beijing KPO
    Contributes greatly to attracting tourists from China to the Kansai Region by acting as a bridge and sharing information about Kansai' history, culture, and new movements, as the Director of the Kansai Promotion Office (KPO) in Beijing.
  • 2012 year
    Zhou Huashu
    Zhou Huashu
    China
    Shanghai Tripro Tourism Promotion Consulting Co., Ltd., General Manager
    Contributes to Kansai tourism promotion as a consignee of Osaka Tourism Concierge by organising seminars on attracting visitors to Kansai and planning goods to incentivise visiting Japan.
  • 2012 year
    Hiroki Taniguchi
    Hiroki Taniguchi
    China
    WUXI SCOPE CONSULTATION & SERVICE CO.,LTD. CEO
    By encouraging companies to expand into China as part of the Hyogo International Business Support Desk, as well as publishing free papers and projects in China, contributes to the sharing of information about the Kansai Region on a wide scale.

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