Foreign visitor stays surged to 66.37 million in 2015

Mar 1, 2016

Foreign visitor stays surged to 66.37 million in 2015

Hotel stays by foreign visitors to Japan rose 48.1 percent in 2015 to a record 66.37 million, government has shown, in the wake of a weak yen and measures such as tax-free shopping and the easing of visa rules. Visitor stays are estimated by ...

U.S. gay marriage advocate calls for Japanese to build support

Feb 25, 2016

U.S. gay marriage advocate calls for Japanese to build support

The influential head of a U.S. gay rights group urged Japan Thursday to help legalize same-sex marriage by building favorable public opinion. In a speech at an Osaka ward office, Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, said lobbying, campaigns and support ...