Japan Tourism

  • Japan to declare another state of emergency amid rising COVID cases

    Published on : Friday, April 23, 2021

    Japan has decided to declare “short and powerful” states of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures, as informed by a cabinet minister. The decision has been undertaken as the country struggles to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases …

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  • Japan tourism boost suddenly led to virus spread

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Adviser’s recently mentioned that the all new increase in coronavirus attack in Japan might have happened because of a sudden tourism push campaign. The travel tourism industry experienced a complete pause for a while, and this affected severely on the …

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  • Japan to be deprived of economic gain from 2021 Tokyo Olympics

    Published on : Friday, February 12, 2021

    The resurgence of COVID-19 cases across Japan in winter season and the delay in mass inoculation process are likely to reduce the gains expected for the local economies during Tokyo Olympics, thereby delay the economic recovery of Japanese cities in …

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  • Strong snowstorms hit Japan, 8 dead and several stranded

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    A very strong winter storm swiped the west coast of central Japan from late last week into the weekend and covered some areas with more than 3 feet of snow (about 1 meter). According to the latest reports by the …

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  • Japan plans limited reopening of inbound tourism from spring

    Published on : Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    As the world learns to slowly return to life following new –normal norms, Japan’s government too decided to resume inbound tourism but only on limited basis from Spring. It is expected that Tokyo will be the first state to host …

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  • Japan planning to resume inbound tourism

    Published on : Monday, December 7, 2020

    The Japanese government has started planning to consider the resumption of inbound tourism in Japan on a limited basis starting from the spring. The decision is being undertaken as Tokyo continues to prepare to host a delayed summer Olympics. According …

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  • Japan drafts stimulus package to fund domestic tourism campaign

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    According to a draft of an upcoming package, the Japanese government is planning to keep setting aside money to promote domestic tourism and dining out in its next stimulus package, even as rising COVID-19 infections have prompted concern about the …

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  • Japan unveils giant robot with the hopes of boosting tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    On Monday, an 18metre (60foot) “Gundam” robot was unveiled in Japan with the aim of invigorating the tourism industry that has been largely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The robot can walk and move its arms and will be the …

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  • Japan likely to reopen for tourism in spring 2021

    Published on : Thursday, October 22, 2020

    According to latest report, Japan is planning to reopen for international tourists around spring 2021.

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  • Japan to reopen borders for foreign residents; tourism remains closed

    Published on : Friday, September 25, 2020

    Japan has finally started planning to take a step towards reopening its borders to all countries in order to allow foreign residents and students to return to the country in October.

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  • Agoda partners with Japanese Tourism Agency ensuring its travellers for booking domestic travel

    Published on : Thursday, August 6, 2020

    Digital travel platform Agoda has announced it will join the Japanese Tourism Agency’s (JTA) ‘Go To’ campaign, ensuring its travelers booking domestic travel on Agoda can benefit from the “Go To” travel subsidy and make savings on accommodation bookings at …

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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 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: 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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  • 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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  • Corona virus gives a big jolt to Japan tourism

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    The restaurants at the Exitmelsa shopping center in Tokyo’s chic Ginza district are usually packed with Chinese tourists. But now, many lunchtime tables are empty, and this is a telltale sign that corona virus is impacting tourism significantly.   For …

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