Total Access Japan – Japan’s Travel Industry: the Impact of Minpaku and Integrated Resort Bill

Seminar | April.19.2018 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo Office

日本語: 日本の旅行業界最前線:民泊およびIR法の最新情報と、業界のマーケットへの影響

Orrick's Total Access Japan Event Series provides entrepreneurs business, tactical, and legal education through complimentary panels and seminars and networking events. The next event will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

Thanks to digitalization, planning a short business trip or a long holiday in a foreign country has become easier than ever. With just a few clicks, travelers are now able to research information on a city, book flights, and reserve hotels or short-stay vacation rental properties.

Featuring experienced players in the travel and vacation rental industries in Japan, this session will discuss the impact of technologies on these industries, opportunities in the Japanese market, and the areas where these industries in Japan can be improved. Orrick attorneys will also present recent legislative developments in Japan's vacation rental business such as Minpaku and Integrated Resort bill.

Guest Speakers:

Devin Norby, CEO, Asistee KK

  • Founder of Asistee KK, an all-inclusive property management and cleaning company servicing the vacation rental industry

Terrie Lloyd, CEO, Japan Travel KK

  • Established 18 companies in Japan
  • Has more than 30,000 contributors writing 500 – 1,500 articles a month in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and 9 other languages

Weichun Liu, COO, KKday

  • As KKday's COO, Weichun oversees business development, supply chain management and customer service
  • Responsible to deliver the best customer experience at the lowest cost through continuous collaboration with suppliers and improvement in internal operation efficiency

Katsunari Matsui, Manager, Corporate Advisory Group, Dream Incubator

  • Involved in cross-border M&A advisory at Dream Incubator
  • Most of his closed deals are cross-border as buy-side/investor-side advisor to large Japanese companies

Orrick Speakers:

David Case, Partner, Tokyo Office
Hiroki Sugita, Partner, Tokyo Office
Sakon Kuramoto, Managing Associate, Tokyo Office

Coffee and pastries will be provided, with time set aside for networking.

Date & Time: Thursday, April 19 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: Orrick Tokyo Offices (Map)
English (no simultaneous interpretation)
Fee: Free of charge
Registration: RSVP by April 17 (Tuesday)