Our committee decided to continue its effort to realize the WWC2022.
However there are 2 issues that may result in the cancellation of the WWC2022.
1) There are strict restrictions for activities and travel within Japan.
2) Visitors from overseas are currently not permitted entry to Japan.
Notes: 2) is different from the normal tourist VISA. It is the Japanese government’s decision for COVID. So, we’re sorry we can’t do anything to help at this time.
Right now, the first issue may be resolved soon but the second issue is still unresolved.
It is difficult to predict, but there are three possible outcomes:
A) Best case: there is a sharp decrease in the COVID numbers in Japan and both issues are resolved.
B) Same as now: travel within Japan is allowed, but overseas visitors are not allowed.
C) Worst case: both issues are still present at the time of the convention.
Our decision is that in regards to holding the WWC2022, we will consider cancellation only in the event of the worst case, meaning case C.
Unfortunately, we can’t help with any travel or accommodation expenses even in the event that you are unable to attend the convention. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you for your patience.
The World Whistlers Convention (WWC)
Ryosuke Takeuchi (Whistler)