Japan fighting tourism-related scams to rip off visitors from abroad

Mar 5, 2017

Japan fighting tourism-related scams to rip off visitors from abroad

The government has begun cracking down on unauthorized tourist-related businesses that are allegedly taking advantage of visitors from abroad. Such scams include travel agencies that involve “land operators” (tour service operators), that arrange lodging, shopping and other holiday activities. Shady land operators, for example, ...

/ Nov 24, 2016

South African police nab Chinese man with 18 rhino horns

South African police Thursday said they had arrested a Hong Kong-bound Chinese man found with 18 rhino horns hidden in his luggage. He was detained on Wednesday at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport after an anonymous tipoff. “The 28-year-old male, who was in transit ...

Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties

Oct 9, 2016

Asian investors snapping up Japanese properties

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Japan’s property market is luring more attention from Asian investors keen to reap capital gains or achieve high yields not available at home with a long-term view of holding their assets. Money is flowing mostly from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and Singapore, with ...

Nagoya service aids aging Chinese lost in translation

Jun 20, 2016

Nagoya service aids aging Chinese lost in translation

A Nagoya-based nonprofit organization has started a free translation service to support elderly Chinese residents having trouble with Japan’s nursing care insurance system because of the language barrier and lack of knowledge. Wang Rong, 51, who heads Tokai Daily Life Support Center for Foreigners, ...