Last year more Japanese travelers flew to the island than nationals of any other destination besides other U.S. states, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
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Travel agencies started to impose stricter conditions on the discounts as a surge in bookings caused the funds they had been allocated by the government to run short.
Organizers say they chose “Vision” for the theme of this year’s photography festival as a response to recent social, political and environmental turmoil.
If the games are to be canceled, experts remain divided over how soon the decision needs to be made.
Disjointed messaging from public officials and a stubborn resistance to raising testing capacity were among the shortcomings of the "Japan Model."
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike once likened pursuing both as “stepping on the gas and brakes at the same time,” and experts say mixed messages may confuse the public.
The two are the latest in a string of top government officials and organizers who have recently tried to quell concerns over whether it is feasible to host the games.
U.S.-Japan alliance seen as focal point of the new prime minister's one-on-one talks with Trump, but questions remain over whether Suga will be able to preserve the status quo.
Staff reporter Ryusei Takahashi joins Oscar Boyd to discuss the idea, opportunities and difficulties of a green recovery in Japan.
The campaign kicked off in late July without the capital, despite criticism that subsidizing travel during a pandemic would help spread the virus throughout the country.