Aug 28, 2015

Foreign tourist boom fuels 5% surge in Tiffany's Japan sales

American luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. said Thursday that total sales in Japan rose 5 percent to $125 million in the May-to-July quarter, driven by a boost in foreign tourist spending in the country. “While our sales in Japan are largely made to ...

Chinese tourists fueling boom in sightseeing buses

Jul 30, 2015

Chinese tourists fueling boom in sightseeing buses

The surge in Chinese visitors to Japan is sparking a boom in demand for tour buses to take them shopping and sightseeing. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. said it has received more orders for large-sized sightseeing buses during the first half of this ...

Mar 27, 2015

Why Chinese tourists love Japan

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Despite the apparent ill will that Beijing, and occasionally the Chinese public, express toward Tokyo, Chinese tourists can't seem to get enough of Japan. In 2014, Chinese visits to Japan increased 83 percent on the previous year.

Chubu's 'Dragon Route' resumes bid to lure tourists

May 4, 2013

Chubu's 'Dragon Route' resumes bid to lure tourists

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A project to lure Asian tourists, especially Chinese, to central Japan has resumed after delays caused by the territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing. The “Dragon Route” project is being promoted by prefectures, municipalities and economic groups in the nine prefectures that make up ...

Get on the bus: An Asian neighbor's view of Japan

| Oct 21, 2007

Get on the bus: An Asian neighbor's view of Japan

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Mr. Zhang, a businessman from Wuxi with a passing resemblance to Steve McQueen, is what his countrymen refer to as “a proud Chinese.” Kicking pebbles outside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, where our tour bus has dropped us for a 30-minute wander, he announces, ...