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  • Palace Hotel Tokyo attracts French tourists with its new property

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Palace Hotel Tokyo that played a fundamental role in the introduction of traditional French cooking to Japan’s capital over half a century ago is now playing a pivotal part in introducing a new take on French cuisine to the city’s …

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  • Skymark plane makes an emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    A Skymark Boeing 737 passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after its departure due to its engine failure at Japan’s Fukuoka Airport on Wednesday.     The runway was temporarily closed soon after the incident, but …

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  • Fire destroys main structures of world heritage site Shuri Castle

    Published on : Thursday, October 31, 2019

    A fire engulfed the UNESCO world heritage site Shuri castle at 2.40 this morning and left its main structures destroyed.   Firefighters were found battling the flames since early morning at the site in Japan’s Okinawa Island. No casualties have …

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  • 33 dead in Japan due to Typhoon Hagibis, rescue continues

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    The death toll in Japan rose to 33 due to the ferocious typhoon, helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across the country to rescue the stranded people in flooded homes on Sunday.     On Saturday evening Typhoon …

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  • Japan braces super typhoon; Rugby World Cup and flights cancelled

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    The cancellations were announced in Japan as cities, railways and airlines scrambled to prepare for the incoming catastrophic storm Typhoon Hagibis, which is expected to make landfall over the weekend.   As a powerful typhoon churned toward Japan, organisers of …

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  • Japan’s tourism gets fuelled by Rugby World Cup

    Published on : Friday, October 4, 2019

    A recent research has unveiled that the Rugby World Cup, (RWC) has fuelled a major boom in the tourism of Japan from the competing nations. During the timeframe between 12th September to 6th November, which covers the tournament dates and …

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  • Centara Hotels & Resorts enters in Japanese hospitality industry

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Centara Hotels & Resorts together with Taisei Corporation and Kanden Realty & Development, announced a landmark agreement to bring the Centara brand to Japan. The three companies signed an Investor Agreement for Centara Grand Hotel Osaka, an upper upscale property …

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  • Japan and Singapore passport named as most powerful in the world

    Published on : Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Singapore and Japan took the top spot in the world’s strongest passport ranking, both offering access to 190 destination without the need of a visa in advance.       Based on the data from the International Air Transport Association …

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  • Japan’s five-star hotel opens doors in London

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

    The Japan-based Prince Hotels opened its first international hotel under its five-star brand “Prince Akatoki” in London this week. This is the first hotel of the Prince Hotels in Europe.     To ensure that the London-based hotel extends the …

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  • Luxury hotel segment is booming in Japan

    Published on : Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Before the Tokyo Olympics next year, the luxury hotel market is booming in Japan, propelled by an influx of foreign visitors.   Experts opine that the luxury hotel market is still underdeveloped in Japan, compared to its Asian neighbors and the …

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  • Typhoon Faxai battered Japan; 100 flight cancelled and thousands stranded

    Published on : Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Faxai, a powerful typhoon in Japan, left more than 100 flights cancelled, thousands of travellers stranded at the airport, and nearly one million households without power. The Greater Tokyo area encountered its most violent storm in history overnight as Typhoon …

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  • Preferred Hotels, Japan attracting more tourists with new opportunities

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Following the successful launch of its first Asia destinations in 2017, luxury travel wholesaler Classic Vacations will now offer Preferred Properties in Japan; with hotels and private tours and transfers in Tokyo, Hakone, Osaka, and Kyoto.   “Japan is a …

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  • Japan witnesses more than 30 million foreign visitors in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Last year, Japan witnessed more than 30 million foreign visitors, but its nightlife is not wide-ranging like other nations. Spurred by the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, efforts are going on to diversify tourism in the evening and bolster the night-time …

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  • Japan outranks 74 countries, takes top spot for best reputation in the world

    Published on : Monday, August 19, 2019

       In a new report Japan outranked 74 countries and came out as the country with the best reputation in the world. The FutureBrand Country Index 2019 drops the traditional paradigm of GDP growth as the yardstick for global status …

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  • Okayama: Jeans tourism welcomes 150,000 people annually

    Published on : Saturday, August 17, 2019

    “Kojima Jeans Street” is a section about 400 meters long of the Ajino Shotengai shopping street. The shops use different methods in producing their jeans: for example, indigo dyeing methods with natural colourants to produce bright blue colours. Some jeans …

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  • Krosa to hit Japan, estimated 222 domestic flights to be cancelled on Wed, Thurs

    Published on : Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    Severe tropical storm Krosa to hit southern Japan along with flooding rainfall and strong winds. Japan airlines will suspend an estimated 222 domestic flights on Wednesday and Thursday.         Most of the suspended flights are in and …

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  • San Miguel taps Singapore, Paris terminal builders for New Manila Airport

    Published on : Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    San Miguel Corp said that it tapped the designers and builders of Singapore’s Changi and France’s Charles de Gaulle for its proposed New Manila International Airport in Bulacan.   San Miguel said it engaged Groupe ADPi, Meinhardt Group and Jacobs …

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  • Personal translation service is going through a boom as tourists rush in Japan

    Published on : Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    Without his pocket translator, Takehiko Fujita would not succeed in selling eye drops and pain relievers.   In place of an app, the clerk in a Japanese drugstore uses Pocketalk, a 25,000 yen ($230) device developed by Sourcenext Corp. that …

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  • Powerful typhoon Francisco hits southwestern part of Japan

    Published on : Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    A violent typhoon made landfall on Japan’s southwestern main island of Kyushu early Tuesday morning, leaving some people injured and disrupting communication and transportation.     After touching down in Miyazaki city around 5 a.m., Typhoon Francisco brought powerful and …

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  • Hiroshima marking its 74th anniversary of atomic bombing

    Published on : Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    Hiroshima is marking the 74th anniversary of its atomic bombing by the United States on Tuesday, with the city’s Mayor Kazumi Matsui putting pressure on the Japanese government to join a U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons in his peace declaration …

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