Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) held a press conference at St. Regis Mumbai on February 11, inviting Bollywood star Dia Mirza to share her recent experience of visiting Japan. Aimed at improving friendly ties between India and Japan, the press conference began with a keynote address by Kenichi Takano, Executive Director, JNTO India. Speaking at the event, Takano commented, “I hope many of the Indian tourists will visit Japan after watching our special TV programme.”Takano’s address was followed by Ryoji Noda, Consul-General of Japan in Mumbai gracing the podium. The Consul-General stated, “The recent visit to Japan by Dia Mirza, one of the most popular and famous actresses’ in Bollywood surely has a very explosive impact to promote people to people exchange, cultural interactions and also tourism ties between Japan and India.”Dia Mirza, Producer, Born Free Entertainment and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador shared a heartfelt account of her experiences in Japan, noting, “Japan is tranquil, magical, adventurous and oh so beautiful! The people, the place and the food make it the perfect destination for a vacation. A country that helps you make everlasting memories and a culture that nourishes your soul.”She also showcased a short film on her travels in Japan, exploring everything from the nation’s natural beauty to its rich culture and history. Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hokkaido were some of the places on her itinerary.The press conference was sponsored by All Nippon Airways India and attended by Yasuo Taki, Country Manager, ANA India along with Kenichi Takano and Ryoji Noda. A photo opportunity with Dia Mirza, Kenichi Takano and Ryoji Noda concluded the evening.
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