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  • Japan to rebuild on domestic travel

    Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2020

    After lifting a state of emergency, Japan is preparing to begin a phased relaunch of the domestic tourism sector. The nationwide state of emergency has been in place for seven weeks but new cases of Covid-19 are steadily declining. Officials …

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  • New Osaka hotel is all set to open in July

    Published on : Thursday, May 28, 2020

    With a pedigree that flows from the acclaimed Palace Hotel Tokyo and designs on rewriting the playbook for lifestyle brands, the management arm of Palace Hotel Co. Ltd. has announced plans for a Q3 opening of Zentis Osaka, the first …

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  • Okinawa Prefecture attracts visitors amid pandemic

    Published on : Friday, April 24, 2020

    OkinawaAs more people in Tokyo and elsewhere were beginning to hole up at home during the coronavirus pandemic, others were venturing out to visit islands in Okinawa Prefecture.   People on the resort island of Miyako as well as others …

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  • Japan cuts 100,000 tulips to deter Sakura park visitors

    Published on : Thursday, April 23, 2020

    The flower lovers in Japan will have to wait until next year to tip-toe through the tulips after a park razed more than 100,000 stems to comply with social distancing rules to help control the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak.   …

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  • Japan sees rapid decline in foreign tourists’ arrival

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The number of foreign visitors to Japan in March fell around 93.0% percent from a year earlier to 193,700, down for the sixth consecutive month, the Japan National Tourism Organization said on Wednesday.     It is according to Japan …

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  • Japanese city Osaka is treating asymptomatic patients at hotels

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Osaka Prefecture in Japan began to treat mildly ill or asymptomatic patients of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 at a business hotel in the city of Osaka, in an effort to prevent the local medical system from collapsing amid the …

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  • Japan’s Narita Airport arranges makeshift cardboard beds for passengers

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Japan’s Narita Airport recently made a unique arrangement for passengers. The airport authorities have prepared an impromptu hotel of cardboard beds and quilts in its baggage-claim area for passengers. The arrangement has been made for international passengers arriving from abroad …

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  • Japan’s Narita airport is closing its runway as traffic plunges

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    One of Japan’s busiest international airports Narita Airport, says it will close one of its two runways as the global coronavirus pandemic takes a devastating toll on global air travel. The operator of Narita Airport near Tokyo says the runway …

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  • Japan gives nod to bill promoting regional culture and tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    On Friday, Japan enacted a bill  to offer financial aid for the promotion of regional tourism through the improvement of services at museums and other local cultural facilities. So, it is expected that the  government will subsidize such facilities’ efforts …

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  • Japan to declare state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Japan has finally decided to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures. The decision comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tokyo saw a sudden surge on Sunday. …

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  • British Airways will suspend all flight services to Japan

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    British Airways will suspend all flights between the United Kingdom and Japan later this week, with the country’s prime minister Shinzo Abe set to declare a state of emergency.     The website confirms that the last British Airways flight …

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  • JNTO launches e-learning platform for travel agents

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has recently announced the launch of a new e-learning platform for travel agents. The plan comes following a nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Japanese Tourism Organisation decided to introduce the platform …

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  • Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel opens new Japanese restaurant

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is now offering a new culinary experience in the Disneyland Resort District dining scene — Hanagi, Japanese Restaurant. Joining Hanagi Sapparo, and Hanagi Guam, the restaurant is the first location in the mainland U.S. Serving lunch …

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  • Japan: More than 400 cruise ships cancelled due to COVID 19 scare

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    At least 443 port calls by cruise ships at major Japanese ports have been cancelled, with many ship operators halting services amid fears over COVID-19. These cancellations at the Japan’s 10 largest ports for cruise ships could result in the …

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  • Japan will impose entry ban from 18 European nations and Iran

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Japan will impose an entry ban on foreign travelers from 18 European countries and Iran to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said. The measures would be the broadest set of border controls that Japan …

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  • IOC: Tokyo Olympics to be postponed

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Due to the global coronavirus crisis, a veteran member of the International Olympic Committee announced that 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be postponed.   Dick Pound, International Olympic Committee  mentioned that the games were likely to be pushed to 2021.  …

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  • 58 per cent drop in number of foreign visitors to Japan

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

     Japan saw the largest drop in nine year due to travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the government statistics showed that the number of foreign visitors to Japan plunged 58.3 per cent in February.   Last month …

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  • Japan’s inbound tourism hit a record low from Jan to March

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    The business sentiment for inbound tourism among travel agents in Japan hit a record low in the January to March period due to plummeting demand mainly from China and South Korea amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus, an industry …

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  • Major Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    The cherry blossom festivals in Japan have been cancelled due to the deadly new coronavirus outbreak, the latest in a growing list of events quashed as the epidemic spreads globally. This conventional spring celebrations in Tokyo and Osaka, which attract …

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  • United Airlines suspends its routes to Japan amid coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    United Airlines said that the company is suspending all its routes to Japan as the number of novel coronavirus cases in the island nation continue to rise. It is the first United States carrier to make broader cuts to service …

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