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2008 G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit


G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit - Path to the Summit

November 14 , 2007
Training and Lecture on Receiving Foreign VisitorsTheme: Satisfying Foreign Tourists with HospitalityLecturer: Keiichiro Yamada (the JTIC SWISS Representative and a leader in the field of tourism).
November 4 , 2007
Land, Infrastructure, Transport Minister Tetsuro Fuyushiba inspects disaster recovery efforts.
October 26 , 2007
The advanced party of the Russian government visits the town offices.
October 25 , 2007
Tourism and Event Subcommittee of the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Promotion Residents Council meet.
October 24 , 2007
Environment Beautification Subcommittee and the Advertising and Records Subcommittee of the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Promotion Residents Council meet.
October 23 , 2007
General Affairs and Planning Subcommittee of the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Promotion Residents Council meet.
October 22 , 2007
A pep rally for the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Coast Crime Prevention Association is held.
October 18 , 2007
Working towards an environment-friendly city - Information on the Hydrogen Car Test Drive added.
October 17 , 2007
Political Counsellor at the South Africa Embassy in Japan, Nelia Barnard, and First Secretary Ray Medhurst inspected Toyako-cho.
October 16 , 2007
Assistant to the Head of Nago-shi, Gushiken, visited and exchanged opinions.
October 15 , 2007
Mayor of Nagasaki attends the Hokkaido New Forum.
October 4 , 2007
Special Committee on the Summit meet.
October 1 , 2007
Summit homepage launched.
September 30 , 2007
Operation Toya Clean-up is launched.
September 25, 2007
Third meeting of the Residents Council is held.
September 20, 2007
Hotel and Ryokan Environmental Business Seminar is held.
September 17, 2007
Head of the Chinese People's Consultative Conference inspects the area.
September 15, 2007
Indonesian Ambassador to Japan visits.
September 14, 2007
Meeting of chair and co-chairs of the Residents Council is held.
September 13, 2007
Nine members of the Northern Territory (four islands) Exchange Program (No Visa Exchange Mission) visits the town offices.
September 8, 2007
Region Revitalization Forum in Muroran (aiming for a hydrogen society) is held.
September 6, 2007
Deputy Head attends the Town Assembly Summit Action Special Committee.
September 3, 2007
Local inspection and exchange of opinion meeting is held with the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Promotion Special Committee (Prefecture assembly)
August 29, 2007
Second meeting of the Hokkaido Summit Toyako Summit Residents Council is held.
August 29-30, 2007
17 foreign correspondents take part in a pre-summit PR press tour.
August 27-29, 2007
Group of 14 people, including the deputy head, Onsen Ryokan Association, and Restaurant Association inspect locations in Okinawa, such as Nago-shi.
August 26, 2007
First Creating of Healthy Forests around Toyako and Scenery Preservation Event is held. The event was sponsored by the NGO Toyako City Planning Tourism Association.
August 24, 2007
Meeting of heads of the local government is held.
August 11-12, 2007
Toya-Iburi Fair is held.
August 7, 2007
Toyako-cho Mochitsuki is included in the One-Year Till Next Time Event.
August 1, 2007
Summit Promotion Office of the Toyako-cho Planning Disaster Prevention Promotion Office is changed to a four member system.
July 25, 2007
Welcoming national flags are added to the Toyako Culture Center.
July 7, 2007
Tanabata - One year until the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Event - Wish upon a Beautiful Star - is held.
Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Environment, Hokkaido, Toyako-cho, Sobetsu-cho, Toyoura-cho, Date-shi
Toyako Visitor Center
Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe (relay), Minister of the Environment, Wakabayashi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Head of Summit Preparatory Secretariat, Fukada, Director of the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Promotion Special Committee Hokkaido Assembly, Kobe, Chairman of the Hokkaido Economic Federation, Minamiyama, Representative of the Hokkaido Headquarters of Sapporo Beer, Toda, Heads of nearby cities (Toyako-cho, Date-shi, Toyoura-cho, Sobetsu-cho), Sakana-kun (celebrity), Satomi Takasugi (celebrity), Seita Emori (Head of the Climate Risk Assessment Research Section of the National Institute for Environmental Studies), local elementary school students (47), Toyako-cho residents (24)
[Post event]
2008 Hokkaido Toyako Summit countdown board unveiling is held.
The Hokkaido Toyako Summit logo contest is launched (July 7?September 21).
July 6, 2007
Hokkaido Toyako Summit Iburi Region Promotion Council is established.
July 3, 2007
Briefing is held for the members of the Heiligendamm inspection team.
July 1, 2007
The Minister of Foreign Affairs G8 Summit Preparatory Secretariat is established.
June 30, 2007
Welcoming national flags are added to the city offices.
June 28, 2007
Founding general meeting of the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Promotion Residents Council is held.
June 26, 2007
Second meeting of the Toyako-cho Summit Promotion Headquarters is held.
June 18, 2007
Hokkaido Toyako Summit Promotion Hokkaido Residents Council and the Hokkaido Toyako Summit Promotion Headquarters (prefecture) are established.
June 15, 2007
Toyako-cho Summit Promotion Headquarters is established.
June 6-12, 2007
Inspection of Heiligendamm, Germany ? the chairman of the Toyako Onsen Tourist Association joins the Hokkaido inspection team.
June 4, 2007
Minister and Deputy Head of Mission in Japan, Mr. Donald Bobiash and Minister and Consul General Stephan Walsh pay a courtesy visit.
June 2-12, 2007
Inspection of Heiligendamm, Germany ? Head of the Office accompanies the Ministry of Foreign Affairs inspection team to Heiligendamm, Germany (held June 6th -8th ).
June 1, 2007
Hokkaido Summit Promotion Department is established.
May 25, 2007
2008 Toyako Summit Promotion Committee is established (Toyako Onsen Tourist Association).
May 24, 2007
Minister of the German Embassy in Tokyo, Head of the Economics Department, Stefan Gallon pay a courtesy visit.
May 23-25, 2007
Footage is filmed for a DVD to introduce the location for the next summit by the Cabinet Office.
May 18-19, 2007
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inspects the location of the Toyako-cho Summit (Windsor Hotel).
Breakfast roundtable is held with Prime Minister Abe (participants include the heads of Toyako-cho, Muroran-shi, Toyoura-cho, Atsuma-cho, and head of the Iburi subprefectural office).
Prime Minister Abe inspects Toyako.
Decision is made to name the summit the “Hokkaido Toyako Summit” and to hold the summit from July 7th -9th (three days). Announcement is made by Prime Minister Abe on the shore of Toyako.
May 10, 2007
Toyako-cho Planning and Disaster Prevention Division Summit Promotion Office is established.
May 5, 2007
Welcoming banners are strung up at two locations on the town offices, general office, cultural center, and Onsen waterway.
April 23, 2007
Toyako-cho is officially selected as the location to hold the 2008 Summit.
March 12, 2007
Governor of Hokkaido and head of Toyako-cho submit the request to the Chief Cabinet Secretary and the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
March 2, 2007
Head of the assembly and the director of the Toyako Onsen Tourism Association submit a request to hold the 2008 Summit to the governor of Hokkaido.

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