Creating a credit-card friendly market, providing round-the-clock public transportation and supporting travelers in multiple languages would go a long way toward increasing overseas visitors to Japan, international students advised the tourism ministry Wednesday.

Speaking at the ministry's first roundtable meeting of its kind, 12 students from eight countries presented their ideas to administration officials and top bureaucrats on how to improve Japan's strategy to boost tourism.

"Japan can do more to promote its culture," Charles Lau, 24, who studies at University of Tokyo, said in his presentation.