Apr 24, 2016

Narita-based bus lines reaching out to distant tourist spots

An increasing number of expressway bus services based at Narita International Airport are extending their reach to cover distant tourist areas, such as the central Hokuriku region. The trend is a result of collaborative efforts being made by Narita International Airport Corp., bus lines ...

Japan chooses three cities to be tourism role models

Jan 29, 2016

Japan chooses three cities to be tourism role models

The government has selected three cities — Kushiro in east Hokkaido, Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture and Nagasaki — as model cities for luring foreign visitors to the countryside, tourism minister Keiichi Ishii announced Friday. The three cities will each create organizations to promote exchanges ...

/ Nov 18, 2015

Russian runner disqualified after winning Kanazawa marathon

Russian marathoner Viktor Ugarov has been disqualified after winning the Kanazawa Marathon on Sunday, as Russia is suspended from international athletics events amid allegations of state-sponsored doping, The Associated Press reported. The AP quoted the International Association of Athletics Federations as saying Tuesday that ...