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Event Location

Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center
East Hall 1, 2 and 3
3-10-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
Tokyo 135-0063 Japan

Local Time


The local time zone is GMT +9 hours.

Welcome to Japan

A country of ancient temples, futuristic cities, mist-shrouded hills and lightning-fast bullet trains. From kimono-clad geisha to suit-clad businessmen: find it all in the country of the rising sun!

You can spend weeks in cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara, gorging yourself on temples, shrines, kabuki, tea ceremonies and museums packed with treasures from Japan's rich artistic heritage. If modern culture and technology is your thing, Japan's cities are an absolute wonderland - an easy peek into the future of the human race, complete with trend-setting cafés and fabulous restaurants.

But for many visitors, the real highlight of their visit to Japan is the gracious hospitality of the Japanese themselves. Whatever your image of Japan, it probably exists somewhere on the archipelago - and it's just waiting for you to discover it!

Transportation to the Venue

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Tokyo Tourism Information

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Useful Japanese Phrases




How are you?

Fine, thank you






Phonetic Translation


Hai / Iie





HIGH / EE-eh


GEN-kee dess

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Japanese Business Etiquette


Doing business in Japan is all about trust and building relationships. Therefore face-to-face contact with potential business partners is of vital importance. Important pillars in Japanese business etiquette are politeness, sensitivity and good manners. Here are a few tips that can help you in your participation for CPhI Japan:

1. Japanese greetings
Bowing is the most common and important way for greetings. However, as shaking hands is not very common, it is accepted to do so with foreigners nowadays. Especially if the company has many international relations.

2. Business cards
Make sure to have them always on you. Give or receive business cards with respect, using both hands.

3. Business attire
Men: During autumn and winter dark suits with a white shirt and a tie. Don’t combine a black suit and tie with a white shirt as that is perceived as funeral attire. During spring and summer light coloured suits (grey) can worn as well.

Women: Common attires are trouser suits or longer skirt suits with seasonal colours as described in the men’s section.



Japan, home of many good restaurants. From sushi & sashimi to ramen and okonomiyaki to tempura - you can find some of the best in Tokyo and eat your heart out. Below you can find a list of restaurants in different categories.*
*These restaurants are top search results from TripAdvisor. UBM has no deals with these restaurants.

Cheap Eats:

  1. Ichiran, Shibuya
  2. Ippudo Roppongi - Minato


  1. Han no Daidokoro Kadochika - Shibuya
  2. Glutenfree Cafe Littlebird - Shibuya

Fine Dining:

  1. Ise Sueyoshi - Minato
  2. Tapas Molecular Bar - Chuo