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Japan Association for the International Horticultural Expo 2027, Yokohama Established

On November 15, 2011, the first meeting of the governing board for the Japan Association for the International Horticultural Expo 2027, Yokohama, the organization which will handle operations for World Horticultural Exhibition 2027 Yokohama, was held to officially establish the Association.
A ceremony commemorating the Association’s establishment was held afterward. This was attended by special guests Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism SAITO Tetsuo and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries KANEKO Genjiro, both of whom gave addresses to those in attendance.

1. Overview of the Japan Association for the International Horticultural Expo 2027, Yokohama

(1)Chairman and Vice-Chairman

Chairman
(Representative Director)
TOKURA Masakazu Chairman, Japan Business Federation
Vice-Chairman
(Director)
ISHIWATA Tsuneo Chairperson, Kanagawa-ken Employer’s Association
UENO Takashi President, Kanagawa Prefectural Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry
President, The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce and Industry
OYA Yasuyoshi Chairperson, Keizai Doyukai – Kanagawa
KUROIWA Yuji Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture
SAKURADA Kengo Chairperson, Keizai Doyukai – Kanagawa
MIMURA Aki Chairman, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
YAMANAKA Takeharu Mayor of Yokohama City
WADA Shinya Chairperson, Japan Landscape Contractors Association

(2)Office

Executive office established in the following location on November 16, 2021:
A-PLACE Bashamichi 4th floor, 4-43 Honcho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

2. Association Establishment Ceremony

Date and Time: Monday, November 15, 2021 (starting at 2:30 p.m.)
Location: Keidanren Kaikan, 1-3-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Attendees: 13 officers from the Japan Association for the International Horticultural Expo 2027, Yokohama
Special Guests: SAITO Tetsuo, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
KANEKO Genjiro, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
Program:
  • Chairman and vice-chairman speeches
  • Introduction of special guest, special guest addresses
  • Commemorative photographs
  • Q&A with press representatives
Commemorative photo session
  • TOKURA Masakazu
    (chairman, Japan Business Federation)
  • YAMANAKA Takeharu
    (Yokohama City mayor)
  • UENO Takashi
    (president, The Yokohama Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
  • KUROIWA Yuji
    (Kanagawa Prefecture governor)
  • SAITO Tetsuo
    (MLIT minister)
  • KANEKO Genjiro
    (MAFF minister)
  • Commemorative photo session
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