11th Asia Pacific Regional Conference

29 June 2013- 6 July 2013

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Japan mascot - Mirai & Kokoro

Mirai-chan and Kokoro-chan welcome the Asia Pacific Region to Japan!

Girl Scouts of Japan (GSJ) is hosting the 11th Asia Pacific Regional Conference from 29 June to 6 July 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The Asia Pacific Regional Committee and GSJ are preparing a very special and exciting conference that will offer our Member Organizations the opportunities to work together, learn, celebrate successes and develop partnerships and joint projects.

Details of the Conference:

Dates: 29 June - 6 July 2013 (arrival & departure inclusive)

Venue: National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (NYC), Tokyo, Japan

Fees: USD 470 (Lodging Type A - with common bathroom) / USD 550 (Lodging Type D - ensuite rooms). Both options are single rooms.

Participation: 2 delegates per Member Organization and number of observers based on membership of Member Organization (please refer Circular 1)

The Theme

‘Believe, Belong, Be More’

11th Asia Pacific Regional Conference LogoThis year's theme affirms our belief that we must first embrace our Vision and Mission in order to make real change. Hence, we must first BELIEVE that what we are doing contributes to helping girls and young women become the best that they can possibly be.

As Girl Guides/Girl Scouts, we BELONG to a worldwide Movement and family that supports each other in achieving our collective goals towards the fulfilment of our Mission and Vision. 

This strong bond of sisterhood allows us to BE MORE for others, to willingly give a part of ourselves so others can live better lives. 

Concept of Conference

The Girl Scouts of Japan (GSJ) is working to make this conference eco-friendly and look to partner the conference participants to creatJapan - girls e a unique green experience. Rather than using excess amounts of paper, all documents will be emailed to conference participants or uploaded to a website for download.

The GSJ is looking into innovative ways to be green and here are some ideas they are considering: online registration, paper staples, tablet PCs for notifications, recyclable materials for cutleries and green souvenirs.

Travel to Japan

All conference participants should ensure they have the necessary travel documents i.e. valid passports, visas, travel insurance etc. Please visit this site regarding visa to Japan.

Airport transfers

All conference participants will be met on arrival at the Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport by members from GSJ. Airport transfers by GSJ are covered in the conference fees only on the following dates: 27, 28 and 29 June for arrivals and 6 and 7 July for departures. GSJ will send/pick up conference participants to NYC only.

Early arrivals / Late departures

Conference participants who arrive earlier can stay at NYC at their own cost on 27 and 28 June and 6 July only. The cost is 3000Yen per person per night without meals. All participants must check out of NYC by 7 July as the rooms are no longer available to GSJ. Those arriving earlier or later than the stipulated dates will have to make their own accommodation and air transfers arrangements.

NYC is a busy and popular conference centre, therefore rooms are limited and have to be reserved one year in advance. We seek your cooperation to indicate your accommodation requirements especially for early arrival/late departure by indicating the number of rooms required per Member Organization.

Home Hospitality

Information will be available soon.

For more information about the Conference, please contact Asia Pacific Regional Director, Ching Ching Wee-Ong at chingching@wagggsworld.org.  Information about the Conference is available at the right side of this page.

Your comments

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FEBE MARL GAMIAO PAAT - 21 June 2013 - 4.11AM (GMT)

Wish everyone to have a meaningful and great experience. No doubt, it will be a phenomenal one!!!

Andleeb - 25 December 2012 - 10.25PM (GMT)

I was lucky enough to attend the last regional conference (Maldives). It was a unique experience and i added value to my self which helped me in my professional career.

I am looking forward to be with the known hospitable and gifted nation of Japan and to admire beauties of this country and its people,

NURUL ASHIKIN - 20 December 2012 - 3.59PM (GMT)

Wow, i'm really interested in attending this program. sounds fun. (n_n).

Dr. Lucy Tan-atichat - 3 December 2012 - 11.51AM (GMT)

The theme is well thought out the Mirai-chan & Kokoro-chan are just great!

I have full confidence in the organizers, our Sister Girl Scouts of Japan, that participants will have an educational, interesting and great time!!!

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