Japan chooses three cities to be tourism role models

Kyodo

The government has selected three cities — Kushiro in east Hokkaido, Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture and Nagasaki — as model cities for luring foreign visitors to the countryside, tourism minister Keiichi Ishii announced Friday.

The three cities will each create organizations to promote exchanges between the public and private sectors, polish the appeal of their tourism resources, such as traditional culture and nature, and strengthen PR overseas, Ishii said.

“I want the three cities to take pioneering measures so they can set the example for other cities,” Ishii said.

  • Charles

    “Japan choose three cites to be tourism role models”

    Two typos in one headline!

    Need an editor, JT? I’ll gladly do it for 350,000 yen per month.

    “Japan _chooses_ three _sites_ to be tourism role models.” Here, this first job is for free.

    The first grammar mistake is the result of someone forgetting to use the third-person singular. Third-person singular verbs get -s in the present tense. Japan (“it” on the I/you/he/she/it/we/they verb table) needs a third-person singular verb ending.

    “[C]ites” is wrong because “cite” refers to referencing a source, such as a book or website. “Site” is used for geographic locations.

    • Tom R

      *cities

  • Charles

    “Japan choose three cites to be tourism role models”

    Two typos in one headline!

    Need an editor, JT? I’ll gladly do it for 350,000 yen per month.

    “Japan _chooses_ three _sites_ to be tourism role models.” Here, this first job is for free.

    The first grammar mistake is the result of someone forgetting to use the third-person singular. Third-person singular verbs get -s in the present tense. Japan (“it” on the I/you/he/she/it/we/they verb table) needs a third-person singular verb ending.

    “[C]ites” is wrong because “cite” refers to referencing a source, such as a book or website. “Site” is used for geographic locations.

  • Firas Kraïem

    Cities for promoting tourism to the countryside? Oh, right, “the countryside” is probably “anything other than Tokyo and Osaka”…

  • Scott W.

    Charles, please get in touch! editor_recruitment@edanzgroup.com