KANSAI Tourism Ambassador’s Room

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.

  • Nguyen Tri Dung

    2015 year

    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)

  • Shinya Hori

    2015 year

    Shinya Hori

    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.

  • Ayumi Yoshikawa

    2014 year

    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.

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    2014 year

    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.

  • Mukoangie

    2013 year

    Mukoangie

    Hong Kong

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    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)

    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.

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    2013 year

    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.

  • Rie

    2013 year

    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.

  • LEE YONG SOOK

    2012 year

    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.

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    2012 year

    Kim Kyeong Woo

    Korea

    NAVER power blogger

    A blog introducing lots of information about Japan to over 7,000 followers. Shares information on how best to enjoy tours around the Kansai Region to Korean tourists, with images and data from around the region

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    2012 year

    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.

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    2012 year

    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.

  • Cui Wanzhe

    2012 year

    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.

  • Zhou Huashu

    2012 year

    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.

  • Hiroki Taniguchi

    2012 year

    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.