Monday 28 August 2017

Speed dating
Welcome Reception

18.30 – 19.30 SPEED DATING

VENUE: Hilton Tokyo

The  “speed dating” event is an excellent opportunity for “first-timers” to make professional contacts at the very beginning of the Congress, as well as for regulars to learn new things about their old acquaintances and have a chance to make new AIJA friends. You will have 4 minutes (2 minutes each for you and your partner) to introduce yourself and your company to the person in front of you. After this time one of you will have to move to another table. A facilitator will keep an eye on the time and help you observe the rules.

DRESS CODE: Smart casual.


VENUE: Hilton Tokyo

Let us gather for a welcome reception in the amazing Hilton Tokyo. The perfect start to the Congress!

Japanese Harp Performance by Ms. Enokido

DRESS CODE: Smart casual.


Tuesday 29 August 2017

Running for Human Rights
Opening ceremony and After Party

Pick up your SOS Avocats t-shirt at the registration desk and join us for a morning jog.

19.00 – 20.30 OPENING CEREMONY

VENUE: Chinzan-so Hotel, 10-8, Sekiguchi 2-chome, Bunkyo-ku , 112-8680 Tokyo Japan
Assistant General Counsel (Shikkoyakuin) at Microsoft Japan Co, Ltd.

Join us at an Opening Ceremony that you will never forget! Japan is well-known to be a leading country for new technologies and high-tech developments. You will get a feeling for this at our Opening Ceremony. We will not only have interesting speeches and an entertaining program, but also a chance to get an insight into this innovative and “high-tech” part of Tokyo. The Opening Ceremony, Flying Dinner and Party will take place at the famous Chinzanso Hotel, a luxury garden oasis in the heart of Tokyo. The gardens were indeed formally established in 186, in what we called the Meiji era. However, the beautiful camelia hills of the area were already a point of reference for stunning natural beauty 700 years ago. The Chinzanso Hotel will welcome for the night of our Opening Ceremony amazing lighting, 3D screens and cutting-edge technologies such as speaking robots and holograms. One life-time experience in an exclusive event area that will fulfil all our wishes and needs will be the perfect venue for an outstanding night in the true AIJA Spirit.
DRESS CODE: Business suit.


VENUE: Chinzan-so Hotel, 10-8, Sekiguchi 2-chome, Bunkyo-ku , 112-8680 Tokyo Japan

You will experience true Japanese food with a touch of International flavor. Come and enjoy sushis, Japanese noodles and much more during this unique dinner experience of the Congress. We will close this amazing evening with great music and dancing at a true AIJA after-party!
DRESS CODE: Business suit.

Wednesday 30 August 2017

Japanese hospitality dinner


On Wednesday evening, local lawyers will take you to very traditional Japanese restaurants, so called “Izakaya”. The lively, charming and welcoming atmosphere of those restaurants will leave you with a true feeling of what means the Japanese high sense of hospitality. After dinner, the Organizing Committee will take care of those who wish to extend the night.

DRESS CODE: Smart casual unless otherwise indicated by your local host.

NOTE: You will each individually receive the name of your host and the other guests, as well as instructions about the restaurant. Should you not be able to attend please let the organizers know as soon as possible! Please remember to bring a small gift for your host, which is often in the form of a souvenir from your country. Don’t forget that most of the hosts are not AIJA members and have never attended AIJA events before.

Thursday 31 August 2017

Day out

DAY OUT VENUE: Major sights of Tokyo

Get ready for a unique and fantastic Day Out: Join us for a Discovery tour of Tokyo’s main attraction spots: we will go throughout the historic heart of Tokyo and enjoy its major Temples and historical gardens. You will also have the occasion to discover the eccentric and unique parts of Tokyo, with cosplay-dressed young people walking down major avenues and you will never know what to expect around the next corner. You ill be divided in teams with a local for each team who will take you through those sights, with every time a little trick to play or a treasure to find.

DAY OUT DINNER VENUE: Hokkaido Shinjuku - Nishishinjuku Shinjuku Island Tower | 44F Shinjuku Island Tower, Shinjuku 163-1344

After having discovered the heart of Tokyo in the afternoon, you will feel the vibes of a special Japanese Hot Pot dinner in a traditional restaurant of the vibrant area of Shinjuku. And of course, an after-party with an outstanding DJ will be waiting for you at the Hilton Tokyo to end the day with music and dancing. 

DRESS CODE FOR THE DAY OUT AND DINNER: Casual outfit and comfortable walking shoes.


Friday 1 September 2017

Half-Day City Tour and Cultural Experience
Football Match
Gala Dinner


Tokyo City Information desk located in the registration area at Hilton Tokyo.

Cultural Experience Program: Dress in Kimono & Japanese Tea Ceremony: Complimentary Japanese cultural programs conducted in English provide an opportunity to experience Japanese traditions on Fri, 1 Sep. All programs will be organized at the congress venue. Reservation can be made at the “Tokyo City Information” desk from Tue, 29 Aug on a firstcome, first-served basis.​

​Half-day Tours:

Meiji Jingu Shrine & Shopping: The Meiji Jingu Shrine is a Shinto shrine, dedicated to Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken, was established in 1920. Over 100,000 trees were donated by people all over Japan at the time of the shrine's establishment, creating the expanse of forest and garden that can be seen today. On the first few days of every New Year more than three million people visit Meiji Jingu, making it the most-visited shrine in Japan. Meiji Jingu Shrine is also the place where Japanese people honor life events, such as births, weddings and New Year’s celebrations.

​TEPIA Advanced Technology Gallery & Omotesando: TEPIA Advanced Technology Gallery introduces a variety of technology contributing to the society and enriching our life. You can experience the advanced technology of the future while passing through the exhibitions. Generally the exhibition is composed of four zones: ‘Technology pathway’ - introduces a technology of biomimetics that imitates excellent functions and structure of living beings; ‘Technology showcase’ - introduces technologies to overcome 3 main constraints of: time and space, body and nature; ‘Technology studio’ - a corner to experience how the current advanced technologies appear in our future “life” and “society” as products and services; ‘Technology lab’ – introduces experiential exhibits for understanding robot technology and a video library corner of high-tech images.

16.00 – 18.00 FOOTBALL MATCH
Ajinomoto Stadium

The traditional AIJA Congress football match will be held at one of the stadiums in beautiful Tokyo. Changing room facilities will be available and refreshments will be provided to dynamic players.

19.00 – 02.00 GALA DINNER
Happo-En, 1 Chome-1-1 Shirokanedai, Tokyo 108-0071

Please prepare for an enchanting Gala dinner. At one of the most beautiful locations in Tokyo, the Happo-En palace and imperial gardens, you will enjoy the finest food, an amazing fusion between Asian and European cuisine. Happo-en is grounded in all aspects of Japanese culture – traditional gardens, architecture, culinary techniques, art, music and many others. Happo-en’s garden, skillfully incorporating the basic principles of traditional garden landscaping, was carefully composed to reproduce a natural setting. It includes several features of historic importance, such as a display of bonsai trees over 500 years old, and the “Muan” and “Kakuhoan” teahouses, transported and rebuilt on site, all harmoniously blending to create an oasis of beauty that brings pleasure throughout the year. Be ready for a gastronomical adventure, a traditional Japanese show and many more surprises for this last enchanting night of the Congress.
DRESS CODE: Black tie and Japanese traditional style.

Saturday 2 September 2017

Half-day Tour and Cultural Experience

13.30 – 17.00 HALF-DAY CITY TOUR 

Tokyo City Information desk located in the registration area at Hilton Tokyo.

Edo-Tokyo Museum: Edo-Tokyo Museum introduces the history and culture of Edo (the ancient name for Tokyo). It also fascinates visitors with stories of the city's captivation past. You can take a look at a traditional playhouse (theatre), and scenes from everyday life that will transport you back in time to the Edo-period (1603-1868). This museum presents visitors with a unique opportunity to compare and contrast old Edo with modern Tokyo, so you can appreciate how Tokyo has transformed over the years.

ASAKUSA Temple - The most famous temple in Japan: Asakusa Temple is truly a historical haven in modern Tokyo, a gem of the old Edo (1603-1868). It is capital’s most famous and oldest Buddhist temple founded in 628. The famed entrance gate Kaminari-mon (Thunder Gate) with huge red lantern is a symbol of Asakusa. 200m-long street of traditional stalls which leads from the Kaminari-mon to the temple, is always relished by the visitors.

River Curise & Hama-rikyu Gardens: Half-hour boat cruise down the Sumida River travels under some 14 bridges spanning Tokyo’s main river, showing the capital’s famous landmarks along the way. The cruise arrives at its destination, the majestic Hama-rikyu Gardens along the Tokyo Waterfront in Shiodome, where the participants can walk around a beautifully preserved garden that the family of the ruling Tokugawa Shogun owned from 17th to mid-19th century and used to hunt with falcons.