Jumpei Sugiyama

For Jumpei Sugiyama's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tourism industry riding high on 'Dragon' sightseeing trail

Sep 8, 2015

Tourism industry riding high on 'Dragon' sightseeing trail

A travel route covering historic, cultural and scenic spots in central Japan is proving a popular destination for foreign tourists. But Toshio Mita, chairman of the Chubu Economic Federation, hopes that after Japan hosts the Group of Seven summit in May in the Ise-Shima ...

Sendai's plan to lease pandas stalls

Jan 14, 2014

Sendai's plan to lease pandas stalls

“Have the pandas gone back to China already?” a young schoolgirl asked last spring at Yagiyama Zoological Park in tsunami-hit Sendai. Zookeeper Toshikazu Abe was at a loss for words. Indeed, Japanese and Chinese leaders had agreed in December 2011 for China to lease ...