Northwest Pacific Region Cruise Promotion Conference

The Northwest Pacific Region Cruise Promotion Conference was established with the aim of promoting Northwest Pacific Region Cruises in partnership with the ports along the Sea of Japan coast and nearby regions, through dissemination of information on the various features and attractions in the local areas.

Japan

Summary

Name Northwest Pacific Region Cruise Promotion Conference
(Chairperson: Takakazu Ishii, Governor of Toyama Prefecture)
Establishment April 2012
History November 2011
The Port of Otaru, the Port of Fushiki-Toyama, and the Port of Kyoto were designated as hub ports for oceangoing cruises on the Sea of Japan coast.

April 2012
Administrators of the Port of Otaru, the Port of Fushiki-Toyama, the Port of Kyoto and the local city governments established the Northwest Pacific Region Cruise Promotion Conference.

May 2013
The Port of Akita, Port of Funagawa, Port of Noshiro, and the Port of Sakai joined the conference.
Executive Office Tourism Promotion Office, Toyama Prefectural Government
1-7 ShinSogawa, Toyama City, Toyama 930-8501

Members

Ports Administrator Whereabouts
Port of Otaru Otaru City Hokkaido Prefecture
Port of Akita, Port of Funagawa, Port of Noshiro Akita Prefecture Akita City, Oga City, Noshiro City
Port of Fushiki-Toyama Toyama Prefecture Toyama City, Takaoka City, Imizu City
Port of Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture Maizuru City
Port of Sakai Sakai Port Authority Sakaiminato City, Matsue City

Our commitment

(1) Promotion for a cruise ship attraction
We negotiate with both domestic and international shipping companies and travel agencies and strive to promote a cruise ship attraction in cooperation with each port.
(2) Publicity and promotion
We promote the Northwest Pacific Cruise by exhibiting displays at cruise fairs, updating and maintaining our own website, and holding the port briefing sessions for the further understanding of such cruises.
(3) Initiatives with each port
We share information with five local ports (see above) and work on both tangible infrastructural and intangible service-based improvements to strengthen each port's international competitiveness as a key cruise hub port.