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Click here for media support program during the period of Tokyo 2020.

For overseas media that are planning to feature print articles, TV/radio programs related to tourism in Tokyo, Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau offers useful support services. Upon the approval of your application, we are happy to provide the following services:

1. What we offer

  • Up to three nights’ accommodation for up to three professional journalists
  • Public transportation expenses in Tokyo and to/from Narita or Haneda Airport within the duration of media support program
  • Guide-interpreter for up to three days and up to 8 hours/day (Guide-interpreter neither makes arrangements nor negotiates for receiving permission for covering)
  • Entrance fees to the tourist attractions and venues

Note: Those supports listed above may change depending on the exposure of your coverage this time and other reasons related to our projects/events schedule of the period.

Please note that items below are not covered by Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau:

  • Airline tickets
  • Meals
  • Any additional expenses not listed above

2. Condition of the application

When you apply for this program, you will be asked to make sure;

  • to fill out the application form more than four weeks in advance of the date of your arrival.
  • the articles or program you plan is related to the tourism in Tokyo.
  • the publication dates of articles or the dates of TV/radio broadcasts are fixed in advance of your arrival and should be within 6 months of the shooting or interview.
  • to finish the shooting or interview by March, 2022.
  • the final product data with an English summary need to be sent to Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau right after publication or broadcasting.
  • to put “Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau” in the credit sequence.
  • the condition might be changed without notice at the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau's discretion.
  • You will be required to follow all rules and laws of Tokyo and Japan while you cover in Tokyo.

3. How to apply

  • Please fill out the application form and send us your articles issued or programs aired before, brief itinerary and the assignment verification if you are freelance.
  • After the review, we will inform whether your application is approved or not.
  • We will contact you for further details to arrange the accommodation and guide-interpreter.

For further details and general inquiries about the Media Support Program, please contact:
Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau or Fax: +81-3-5579-2645

4. Past examples

See examples of the media coverage we supported.