• Economists and analysts predict stormy year for Japan’s tourism

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Tokyo and International Olympic Committee agreed on a one-year delay and concerns are rife about whether small and midsized business in the tourism and service industries will be able to weather the coronavirus shockwave until the events are held next …

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  • Tokyo expects to welcome more than 8 million sport tourists during Olympics

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Coronavirus scare may not have an impact on fans heading to Tokyo for the Olympics in July according to Kazuomi Yamashita, Director of Marketing, Tourist Promotion Department, Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau (TCVB). Speaking to reporters, Kazuomi said around 4.5 …

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  • Anime Tourism in Tokyo

    Published on : Tuesday, January 28, 2020

        Manga and anime is Japan’s biggest contribution to popular culture. Fans have grown to love Japan thru their entertainment, and Tokyo is giving fans to get closer to their beloved fictional worlds and heroes with anime tourism.   …

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  • Tokyo named top 2020 destination by eDreams

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Online travel agency eDreams Odigeo has evaluated its booking data predicting the top travel destinations for 2020.   Tokyo has been named as the top destination by eDreams for European travelers next year in its fourth annual European Traveller Insights Report. …

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  • Tokyo emerges as the top city with highest GDP in GlobalData index

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

      According to GlobalData, a leading analytics company revealed that Tokyo has edged past Beijing, Paris, Seoul and London to emerge as the top city in the revenue analysis by 25 global cities with the highest GDP. This was based …

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  • Tokyo reaffirms its position for the third time as the World’s Safest city

    Published on : Friday, August 30, 2019

      In the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)  2019 Safe Cities Index, Tokyo took the spot of the wold’s safest city for the third time and was followed by Singapore and Osaka.     Factors like health, personals and digital security …

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  • Vietnam Airlines and Delta code sharing on Tokyo-Hanoi route

    Published on : Friday, August 16, 2019

    Vietnam Airlines and Delta Air Lines plan to upgrade their code sharing relationship, setting the stage for Delta to offer seats on the Vietnamese carrier’s flights. The upgraded agreement will see Delta distributing Vietnam Airlines seats on the Hanoi-Tokyo route …

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  • Japan Olympics: Officials turn cruise ships to floating hotels to meet accommodation demand

    Published on : Friday, July 19, 2019

    Tokyo is facing huge shortage of accommodation when Olympics fans pour into this most vibrant Japanese city for 2020 Olympic Games so that officials are looking to convert cruise ships into floating hotels.     Tokyo could be short as …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines focuses on banking growth in Japan

    Published on : Friday, May 10, 2019

    Hawaiian Airlines is focusing on its growth in the mainland-Hawaii market. The Hawaii-based carrier has used its new Airbus A321neos to add numerous flights in midsize West Coast-Hawaii markets, such as Portland-Kahului, Long Beach-Honolulu, and Oakland-Lihue. It also became the …

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  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia Pacific

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Designed to incentivize and reward meeting and event planners for choosing the independent hotel experience, Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia Pacific. Effective immediately, corporate travel buyers and planners across the region who book group …

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  • Japan’s Yokohama can prosper through cruise tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 5, 2019

    The cruise industry of Japan is growing constantly, and Yokohama, with a population of 3.7 million and the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo, is being positioned as a cruise hub. The two cruise piers – Daikoku and Shinko …

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  • American Airlines Files for Nonstop Service from Tokyo to Las Vegas

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    Last month, American Airlines applied to the US Department of Transportation to operate a nonstop route from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The service would begin summer 2020 and would make it the only nonstop …

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  • Osaka tourism reaches high with 11.1 million tourists’ arrival

    Published on : Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Osaka, Japan’s “second city,” is winning against Tokyo to draw foreign tourists. This inbound tourism to Osaka surged five-fold between 2012 and 2017, faster than visits to Tokyo, as the city lured low-cost carriers and promoted itself as a base …

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  • Osaka tourism overshadowed by Tokyo

    Published on : Wednesday, March 13, 2019

     Osaka is drawing more foreign tourists and there is a shift in the tourism spending pattern by the retailers and property developers after a boom.     Between the period 2012 and 2017, the inbound tourism to Osaka went five-fold …

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  • In Tokyo, Starbucks to open its biggest Roastery in the planet, across 32,000 sqf

    Published on : Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    The 32,000-square-foot Tokyo Roastery by Starbucks will open to the public on Thursday morning. Roastery is a large, lavish Starbucks stores that feature specialty coffees and teas, on-premise roasters and massive coffee casks where freshly roasted beans are held. With …

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  • Tokyo gets 130 hotels in a year and 31.2 million tourists ahead of 2020 Olympic Games

    Published on : Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    Tokyo is getting busy with unprecedented hotel construction boom. The Urban Research Institute Corporation says there are about 130 hotels opened in the Japanese capital in 2018 alone. Another 190 are planning to open their doors by the time the …

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  • Princess Cruises unveils plans for Japan in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Recently, Princess Cruises has announced the 2020 Japan programme which one can now avail.   There will be roundtrip from Tokyo and Kobe with more than 50 departures covering more than 50 destinations in 11 countries throughout the year.   …

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  • Kimono-rickshaw tour – new trend in Asakusa, Tokyo

    Published on : Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    Rickshaw can lift the spirits and become a tool of rediscovering Asakusa’s charms. Tourists dressed in kimono and riding in rickshaws is a prominent aspect of Asakusa’s tourism. English, Chinese, Spanish – a symphony of languages can be heard around …

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  • Tokyo Takeshita Street car attack on New Year’s revellers, 9 injured

    Published on : Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    A car deliberately plowed into crowds celebrating New Year’s Eve in a central part of Tokyo, in Takeshita Street injuring nine people. It is located in the tourist district of Harajuku, which runs parallel to the famous Meiji shrine. Meiji …

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  • Foreign visitors and tourism workers in Tokyo’s Asakusa district face trouble regarding visitors

    Published on : Monday, December 3, 2018

    Foreign visitors and tourism workers in Tokyo’s historical Asakusa district said that they have faced trouble regarding reservation made online.   A couple said that when they arrived at their designated facility, the staff over there told them that they …

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