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NIKI Wine Seminar

2018 Niki Town Winery Development Project –
Niki Wine Seminar (Admission Free) Let's talk about the future that Niki's wine will bring

This seminar will discuss the future of Niki that attracts attention from domestic and overseas wine makers, as well as the various possibilities of Niki wine, through the lecture by François Servin, the head of the famous French winery and expert panel discussions. Especially those interested in winery management or rural lifestyle and wine enthusiasts will enjoy this event. We look forward to meeting you.

Program 1 ... Keynote Speech
Chablis's International Branding Strategy
François Servin
Founder, Chablis Grand Cru Association

The Servin family is a historical pioneering wine producer in Chablis who has cultivated vineyards and wine making for seven generations from 1654. Current owner is François Servin, who is actively investing and drawing attention. He is also a founder of the Chablis Grand Cru Association and has a total of 32 hectares of vineyards including 4 hectares of special-class field (Les Cros, Blanchot, Les Preuses, and Gros) and 8 hectares of first-class field (Vaillant, Montee de Tonnerre, and Foret).

The average age of their grapes is over 35 years. 2007 Domaine Servin Chablis received the AC Chablis top prize at the 20-year-old “Chablis Wine Award" hosted by the Burgundian committee.

Program 2 ... Panel Discussion
"Possibility of Niki Town as a Winery Candidate"

François Servin, Founder, Chablis Grand Cru Association
Kuniyuki Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Hokkaido Graduate School (Social Economy and Rural Promotion)
Praet Carolus, Professor, Otaru University of Commerce (International Marketing)
Kazunori Ishiwaka, Representative Director and President, Niki Hills Village
Seiichiro Sato, Mayor of Niki

MC: Miyuki Katori
Food / Wine Journalist and Professor, Shinshu University

Saturday, November 4 Admission Free
Capacity: 300
Time: 13: 00 - 16: 00 (door opens 13: 00)
Venue: Niki Town Center (with parking lot) 1-36-1 Nishimachi Niki, Yoichi-gun
Six minute walk from JR Niki Station

●Otaru Station (12:35)→Niki Station(13:05)
●Niki Station (16:39)→Otaru Station (17:11)

Deadline: Wednesday, October 25th *First-come basis, closed when reaches the capacity.
Mail:Mail: JTB Hokkaido, 8F, 6-1-2Kitaichijo-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0001
Tel: 011-271-7024

Please write your name(s), mailing address and phone number. (We will contact you if tickets are sold out.)
Organizer: Niki Town
Sponsors: Otaru University of Commerce, Hokkaido Graduate School of Agriculture


Niseko Winter Staff Training Programme 2017

“Niseko Winter Staff Training Programme 2017”and “Winter Roads Driving Course”

This winter season, new staff will begin work in the various businesses around the area. To help the various businesses in training their new staff, a process probably already underway, the Executive Committee has decided to hold what it has called the “Niseko Winter Staff Training Programme 2017” and “Winter Roads Driving Course” seminars.
There is a limit to the number of applications that can be received so applications will work on a first-come-first-serve basis. We ask you to complete your applications as quickly as possible.

“Niseko Winter Staff Training Programme 2017”

Dates:Nov. 28th 2017 (Tue)、29th (Wed)、30th (Thu)
Reception:8:45am(Seminar starts 9am)
Finish:12:30 pm(Planned)
Venue:Niseko Chomin Center(Niseko-cho, Fujimi, 95)10 min walk from the JR Niseko Station
Fee :Free
Capacity: 1 seminar=100ppl, 3=300ppl
Content Summary:Basic knowledge of the region、Niseko Tourism Information、Main means of transport to and from the tourist destinations, Japanese culture and manner、Safety rules and information、Precautions when living in a snowy climate

※The Japanese version may vary slightly in content. Also it is only offered at 29th.

“Winter Roads Driving Course”

Dates:Dec. 6th 2017(Wed)AM・PM X2、7th (Thu)AM・PM X2
Reception:AM 9:30(Course starts 10am)、PM 1(Course starts 1:30pm)
Time:About 2hrs
Venue:Kutchan-Cho, Asakigaoka Ski Area
Fee :1500Yen/person(Insurance and Vehicle cost included)
Capacity:I class=30ppl 4 classes=120ppl

How to apply

Please fill out the form and return by either FAX or by Email
申込書 Application 2017
FAX:0136-44-3500 Email:[email protected]

※We ask for applications be done through companies(Private Business also welcome
※The staff training is carried out in two classes, one in Japanese and one in English
※The driving course will be carried out with help from the Hokkaido Police

Application Deadline:Nov.17th (Fri)※Should a class reach capacity before the deadline, no more shall be accepted.


Executive Committee Secretariat (Niseko Town Office, Industry and Tourism Division)TEL:0136-44-2121 Email:[email protected]

Special Halloween Costume Party in Niseko!

Now is your chance to enjoy a real Halloween party in Hokkaido: fierce costume contest to win many great prizes (including a free night stay at Country Resort Niseko worth ¥55,000), enjoy fun Halloween theme food & drink selections and live music brought to you by local Niseko DJ Niseko Vibes!
Don’t miss out! Download flyer here.

Date: Saturday, 28th Oct
Time: 4pm-11pm
Location: Tamashii Niseko
Entry fee: ¥500 (20 years old +)

Take advantage of the 2 special stay packages (limited offer) provided by Niseko accommodation provider: Nisade & Mnk Niseko and attend this exciting party for free! As cheap as ¥6,000 per person - it covers event entry fee, drinks & food!

Always Niseko
Promotion code: AN-Halloween
Contact: [email protected]

MnK Niseko
Promotion code: MNK-Halloween
Contact: [email protected]

*Special: Be one of the first 80 participants and receive a 550 yen Sprint Taxi Voucher to ride home!
THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Mnk Niseko, Nisade, Niseko Promotion Board
Supported by: Musu, Niseko Vibes, Rhythm & Sprint Taxi

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Let's think about a tourist tax together

The Hokkaido Prefectural Government are planning to introduce a tourist tax to finance tourism promotion amid record-breaking arrivals of travelers from abroad. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government became the first to introduce such a tax in October 2002 and the Osaka Prefectural Government followed suit last January. The Kutchan Town is now considering the introduction of a tourist tax to help make the global resort of Niseko (half of which sits in Kutchan Town) even more attractive. We would like to hold a symposium relating to the tourist tax. We hope that you can attend the symposium.

Date    October 2nd, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Place    "Tanta-an" Niseko Grand Hirafu Mountain Center 2F
Application Unnecessary

Keynote Speech 6:40p.m.-7:20p.m.
「Tourist Tax In Niseko Area」 Yuichi Yamada, Chief Researcher, Japan Travel Bureau Foundation

Panel Discussion 7:30p.m.-8:00p.m.

Yoshinao Kamae, General Manager, Tokyu Ski Resort
Junko Watanabe, President, Niseko Hirafu Area Management
Chris Pickering, Director and Group General Manager, Hokkaido Tourism Management
Yoshiaki Omori, President&Representative Director, OMfoods-Sushi Yoteimaru
Satochi Yoshida, President, Kutchan Tourism Association

◆Lecturer    Yuichi Yamada, Chief Researcher, Japan Travel Bureau Foundation
◆Chairperson  Yoshihito Tanaka, General Exective Director, Kutchan Tourism Association