In Partnership with Much-Talked-About “Machicon” International Exchange Event: Holding “YOKOHAMA x TAIWAN TOMODACHI PARTY” in Taipei!

YOKOHAMA, Japan, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau will hold the "YOKOHAMA x TAIWAN TOMODACHI PARTY" at BARCODE, a popular restaurant in Taipei, on March 15 in partnership with the "Machicon" international exchange event.

"Machicon" is an event name that represents interaction with "Machi," which is a Japanese word meaning town, and "contact" with other people regardless of race or nationality. The event has been held nine times in Taiwan since 2012, joined by a total of about 2,000 people.

The "YOKOHAMA x TAIWAN TOMODACHI PARTY" is a new tourism promotion blitz under the theme: "Let’s make friends from Yokohama and go visit Yokohama." The bureau is also soliciting the participation of Yokohama residents and people with links to Yokohama. At the upcoming "Machicon" event, exchanges among participants will be facilitated through trivia games and other events concerning Yokohama.

At the venue, the bureau will set up a section where participants can taste original ramen noodles, snacks, sake rice wine and other products of Yokohama as well as a booth for promoting tourism in Yokohama. A lot of drawing will also be held, with prizes including a trip to Yokohama.

-Seeking participants!

How to register:

Register on the Machicon website ( )

Total participants:

Around 300

Participation fee:

NT$1,000 per person when registering on day of event

Pre-register for NT$900 per person! NT$1,300 for two people!! NT$1,900 for three people!!!


March 15 (Sunday), 2015, 15:00 to 18:00 (doors open at 14:30)


BARCODE/The Den, 5th floor, NEO 19 building, Taipei, Taiwan


About 300 people in their 20s to 30s, including Taiwanese and Japanese living in Taiwan


Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau


AI Agent Co., Ltd.


Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Hara Model Railway Museum, Sail Training Ship Nippon Maru/Yokohama Port Museum, Okura Art China, Inc., Yokohama Takashimaya, Sogo Yokohama, Keikyu Corp., Colowide East Japan Co., Ariake Co., Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu


Mitsuhashi Inc., Chikazawa Lace Co., Yokohama Minatomirai Manyo Club, the Brewing Society of Japan, Yokohama Iekei Ramen Yamatoya, Kuchiguchi Co., Matabei Co., Eva Airways Corp.

Yokohama tourism information


*Coupon book in traditional Chinese available for downloading from March 16!

Facebook in traditional Chinese:

Hiromi Ikeda
Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau

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