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Tohoku struggling to get piece of Japan's tourism boom

Apr 11, 2018

Tohoku struggling to get piece of Japan's tourism boom

Japan may be experiencing a swell of foreign tourists, but not all areas of the country are reaping the rewards. The Tohoku region is still struggling to carve out a slice of the growing tourism pie, leading tour operators and local businesses to take new ...

Futuristic, traditionally attired superheroes selected as Tokyo 2020 mascots

Feb 28, 2018

Futuristic, traditionally attired superheroes selected as Tokyo 2020 mascots

Tokyo 2020 organizers unveiled Wednesday the official mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, based on a futuristic vision of the world with the two characters decked out in traditional blue-checkered and a pink cherry-blossom-theme attire, respectively. "(These designs) embody tradition, the future, cuteness and ...