• Nna/kyodo


West Japan Railway Hotel Development Ltd., a hotel chain operator in western Japan, opened its first overseas branch in Singapore on Friday, in a bid to attract more tourists from Southeast Asia and Oceania to Japan.

Amid a surge in visitors from the region to Japan on the back of high economic growth, the Kyoto-based company hopes to attract them to its hotels through sales promotions and marketing efforts at the branch in Singapore, President Hitoshi Nakamura said.

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