Kathmandu, September 28 Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) had participated in the JATA Tourism Expo Japan 2015 held at Tokyo International Exhibition Centre from September 24 to 27. Over 150 countries from the region and all over the world had participated in this edition of the show. According to NTB, Nepal stall — with private sector representation from Malla Hotel, Himalayan Guides Nepal Treks and Expeditions, and Liberty Holidays — witnessed a steady flow of business visitors and most of them raised concerns about the safety and security issues and post-earthquake scenario of mobility, heritage renovation and product recovery. On September 25, NTB organised a presentation programme at the event venue that was focused on creating awareness on the exact scenario with respect to the earthquake, tourists, facilities and tourism products. Shigeki Imoto, honorary tourism ambassador of NTB in Japan, during the programme applauded the Japanese people for their constant and healthy contributions to Nepal’s tourism and expected the same in the future too, according to NTB. “Nepali Ambassador to Japan Madan Bhattarai shared his thoughts on Nepal’s historical relations with Japan and the social and economic exchanges that have existed for years and appealed the Japanese to plan a trip to Nepal if they really want to contribute to the earthquake recovery process.” In the programme, Junko Taibei, the first woman to summit Mount Everest, also strongly shared with the audience the experiences she has garnered during her numerous visits to Nepal, post-earthquake scenario, and affirmed Nepal is safe as ever.