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Reimagining Japan's post-pandemic tourism industry

DEEP DIVE Nov 25, 2020

Reimagining Japan's post-pandemic tourism industry

International travelers to Japan increased from 8.6 million in 2010 to just shy of 32 million in 2019. Then came 2020. Now, with the pandemic reducing international tourism to near zero, what's next for Japan's travel industry? Our guest today is Alex Kerr, best known ...

Community Dec 18, 1999

An era passes on with the foreigner who saved kabuki

Faubion Bowers, the theater expert credited with saving kabuki after World War II, died in New York of heart failure Nov. 16, aged 82. Born in Miami, Okla. (near Tulsa), Bowers was one of the most distinguished of a long line of Japanophiles who have ...