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Message from the Chairman of the Board and President

The Kyoto International Conference Center (ICC Kyoto) reached its 50th anniversary on May 21st, 2016. Allow us to express our heartfelt appreciation for all of your support and cooperation over the years.

ICC Kyoto opened as the first government-built international conference center in Japan in 1966 with the goal of contributing to international cooperation and mutual understanding, at a time when Japan had begun to take a step forward as a member of the international community.

Since our opening, we have hosted numerous significant and meaningful conferences, which were the site for passionate debates about topics common to humanity, such peace, science and technology, the global environment, and medicine. These debates resulted in messages communicated from ICC Kyoto to the entire world. Working with sincerity and passion, we have lived up to our trust from Japan and around the world and fully utilized our accumulated experience and expertise to continuously produce highly productive conferences.

ICC Kyoto is surrounded by the elegant Takaragaike Park, views of Mt. Hiei, and a Japanese garden with abundant natural scenery and seasonal transitions that can be seen in the cherry blossoms and maple leaves. We will further enhance our efforts to maintain this superb conference environment.

To respond to expanding and diversifying conference venue needs, we have begun construction on a long-awaited multipurpose exhibition hall, thanks to the efforts of all of our partners, including the government of Japan.

We work in close collaboration with local governments and other organizations to fully satisfy every one of our visitors with the spirit of hospitality that lives on in the ancient capital of Kyoto.

ICC Kyoto has reached its 50th anniversary, but we will not remain fixed on history and tradition. We will respond flexibly and dynamically to the changing needs of the times, keeping the next ten, twenty, and even fifty years in our sights. We will continue working hard to remain a high-quality, trusted, and beloved government-built international conference center in Kyoto, a city of historical, cultural, and intellectual exchange.

We would greatly appreciate your unchanging support.

May 2016

Kazuo Inamori, Chairman of the Board
Hiroo Kinoshita, President

The ICC Kyoto Public Interest Incorporated Foundation

Kazuo Inamori, Chairman of the Board
Hiroo Kinoshita, President