In the period from 27 of November to 2 of December 2018 the Russian Tourism Gastronomy Week in Japan will be held.
During the visit of Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, to Japan in December 2016 and his meetings with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, the parties of negotiations came to the decision about holding the Year of Russia in Japan and the Year of Japan in Russia as one of the tools of widening of Japanese-Russian humanitarian exchange.
In frames of the Year the outstanding events are planned, including different areas of bilateral relationships — politics, economics, culture, science, education, youth exchange, sport, sharing experience of municipal entities and many others. On 21 September 2017 in Tokyo Oleg Safonov, Chief of the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism), and Ryoichi Matsuyama, Chief of Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) signed a “Memorandum of cooperation in organization of Weeks of Gastronomy and Tourism”. International Centre of Wine and Gastronomy (Moscow) is officially announced as a responsible party for the organization of the Week from the Russian side.
International Centre of Wine and Gastronomy (ICWAG) has a saturated experience of holding similar events in different countries of the world within the “Russian Gastronomy Weeks” project (archive of the events 2015-2017).
Holding of the Russian Tourism Gastronomy Week in Japan is supported by The Ministry of International Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism), the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Japan, the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia, the Russian National Culinary Association, the Union of Winegrowers and Winemakers of Russia and other major Russian professional associations and societies.
From the Japanese side the Week is supported by the Japan Tourism Agency (JTA), the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the Japan Association of Tourism Agencies (JATA), the All Japan Food Association (AJFA), and official Air partner of the Week is the JAL Airlines company.