Agency names beauty pageant contestants as Japan tourism envoys

Oct 28, 2015

Agency names beauty pageant contestants as Japan tourism envoys

The Japan Tourism Agency on Tuesday appointed contestants from 72 countries and regions in this year’s Miss International Beauty Pageant slated for Nov. 5 in Tokyo as special ambassadors for tourism in Japan. The agency hopes that the contestants will disseminate information about Japan’s ...

Sep 7, 2015

Civil Aviation Bureau head tapped to run Japan Tourism Agency

The transport ministry has decided to appoint Civil Aviation Bureau Director General Akihiko Tamura, 59, as commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency, according to officials. With the appointment, set to take effect later this month, Tamura will succeed current Commissioner Shigeto Kubo, who is ...

Apr 30, 2015

Spending by foreign tourists broke record in January-March quarter

Tourist spending in Japan in the January-March quarter hit a record ¥706.6 billion ($5.95 billion), up 64.4 percent from a year earlier, the government said Thursday. The Japan Tourism Agency attributed the rise mainly to visitors from China, who spent ¥277.5 billion in total, ...

Aug 27, 2014

Agency plans big data survey to gauge foreign tourists' needs

The Japan Tourism Agency plans to use big data to conduct a survey on foreign tourists’ behavior so that local governments and tourism industries can develop tours and events that meet their needs, NHK reported Wednesday. For foreign visitors who agreed to cooperate, the ...