An exclusive invitational event presented by LANSCA and the City of Nagoya at the residence of The Honorable Akira Chiba Consul General of Japan at Los Angeles. Tourism industry VIPs were welcomed by LANSCA Chairwoman Teruko Weinberg, The Honorable Akira Chiba Consul General of Japan at Los Angeles and Deputy Mayor of Nagoya Kazuo Horiba, and treated to an enchanting evening of samurai and cosplay performance, regional crafts, regional Japanese sake and food. An interactive presentation by the City of Nagoya Cultural Ambassador Mr. Chris Glenn and special roundtable discussions with the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Dr. Dixon Perey and Ms. Erika Lopez, who are also leads for LANSCA’s Student Exchange Committee, showcased the appeal of Nagoya. Special grand prizes were donated by LANSCA’s official airline Delta Air Lines (roundtrip ticket to Japan) and KNT! travel agency (Bayside Suite Hotel and Shimakaze rail pass).
This event was also highlighted on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan’s website as it showcased regional efforts to promote Japan (links below are in Japanese only).