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Kansai's volunteer guides get language badges

Jul 20, 2017

Kansai's volunteer guides get language badges

A tourism board in western Japan has begun distributing badges to volunteer guides to indicate their foreign language capabilities to better serve visitors from overseas.The Osaka-based Kansai Tourism Bureau started providing the badges earlier this month in the Kansai region and nearby areas. Three ...

Tokyo seeking 90,000 volunteers to guide tourists during 2020 Games

Jul 20, 2017

Tokyo seeking 90,000 volunteers to guide tourists during 2020 Games

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee aim to secure more than 90,000 volunteers to welcome visitors to Japan for the 2020 Games.The capital is pondering ways to attract and train volunteers to offer omotenashi, or Japanese hospitality. For ...