The government of Yokohama City supports the foray of foreign businesses to Yokohama by offering a variety of incentives to attract these companies. Incentives are provided to companies that are: Active in designated industries Those that open new offices, manufacturing sites or R&D facilities Move their headquarters from another city in Japan to Yokohama. Financial support as part of these incentive programs includes subsidies provided for office rent and tax reductions. The maximum amount offered is based on subsidy programs and specific businesses. Companies that are eligible for the incentive programs, depend on criteria such as: Size of company Amount of investment in Yokohama The number of new jobs created

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Yokohama is Japan’s most internationalized city making it is a world leader in international hospitality. It is one of Japan’s leading convention centres. The Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) possesses experienced expertise in welcome meets and incentive tours. Provides diverse assistance to maximize the motivational benefits of incentive events. Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau (YCVB) is a non-profit organization mainly funded by the City of Yokohama to provide customized support for organizers of conventions, exhibitions, incentive tours, and other events. YCVB assists companies in planning at an early stage, securing maximum support and achieving desirable results from events.

The Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau furnishes the following operational support:

Preparation of proposal kits and presentation materials Coordinating inspections of the prospective sites Introductions to local suppliers of space for meetings and award ceremonies Accommodation and travel service Onsite operational support Entertainment, such as traditional music, Japanese drumming, ninja shows Souvenirs for participants Pacifico Yokohama in Minato Mirai Area is one of Japan’s largest convention complex, which comprises a big conference hall (National Convention Hall of Yokohama), conference centre, exhibition halls and a hotel.