The Los Angeles office of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) announced its newest executive director, Daisuke Tonai.
In his new role, Tonai will help travelers experience the hospitality of Japan. Tonai said that he understands the challenges tourism to Japan faces after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
“The most important task is to make sure travelers have access to accurate, up-to-date information about where travel is safe so that they can feel at ease,” he said.
Tonai has been with the JNTO for more than 18 years and has previously worked for the L.A. office as a director from 2001 to 2005.