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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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  • Vietnam sees $40 million tourism loss due to coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak has caused HCMC at least VND920.5 billion ($40 million) in tourism revenues with visitors cancelling travel plans. Almost 88,000 Vietnamese and international tourists have scrapped their plans to visit the city since the novel coronavirus outbreak, according …

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  • Tourists upbeat in Japan despite coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    While Japan deals with one of the worst outbreaks of a new coronavirus outside China, foreign tourists to the nation remain largely confident – at least, for the moment — that they will be safe in the country.   There …

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  • Healthy passengers leave Diamond Princess though Japan criticised

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Hundreds of passengers who tested negative for the new coronavirus have started leaving the quarantined cruise ship in Japan amid heavy criticism over the country’s handling of the outbreak.   A Japanese doctor who visited the Diamond Princess at the …

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  • Japanese couple visiting Hawaii diagnosed with coronavirus; Delta warns co-passengers

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    A Japanese couple tested positive for novel coronavirus shortly after visiting Hawaii this month, and Delta Airlines has claimed that it is notifying passengers who were on their flight home about the couple’s diagnosis.   Meanwhile, Hawaiian officials say they’ve …

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  • Kyoto tourism gets affected significantly due to corona virus

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Visitors to Kyoto have gone down, with sites like the Arashiyama bamboo forest totally devoid of people.   Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto is one of Japan’s best-preserved areas, with 17 UNESCO world heritage sites attracting thousands of tourists to …

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  • Kyoto initiates ’empty tourism’ campaign amid coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Japanese city Kyoto is one of the most crowded tourist destinations packed with visitors from all over the world.   But as the coronavirus outbreak keeps visitors away from the historic streets of Japan’s former capital, a group of shopkeepers has …

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  • Hadaka Matsuri: More than ten thousand people celebrated annual naked festival in Japan

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2020

    More than ten thousand men stripped off to take part in “Hadaka Matsuri”, an annual naked festival in Japan‘s Honshu Island. The loincloth-clad competitors gathered at the Saidaiji Temple in Okayama Prefecture for the event to celebrate prosperity and fertility. …

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  • Japan may face $1.29 billion in tourism revenue due to COVID-19 outbreak

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2020

    According to an estimate by a U.N. agency, Japan could lose $1.29 billion in tourism revenue in the January-March period due to international flight restrictions stemming from the new coronavirus epidemic.  The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) attributed the estimate …

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  • Japan’s Nikkei suffers huge loss due to China’s coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    Japan’s stock market index Nikkei posted its biggest one-day loss in five months on Monday, with tourism-related stocks under pressure amid fears that a virus outbreak in China could be more deadly and harder to contain than initially thought.   …

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