Barrier-free tourism gaining traction in aging Japan

National | FOCUS Feb 28, 2019

Barrier-free tourism gaining traction in aging Japan

Universal tourism, or tourism accessible to all people regardless of age, nationality, disability and other factors that may discourage leisurely travel, is starting to gain wider recognition in graying Japan. SPI (Japan) Inc. arranges universal tours conducted by so-called travel helpers, or people who have ...

Options allow Tokyo to be more accessible

Lifestyle Feb 7, 2015

Options allow Tokyo to be more accessible

by Masami Ito

Former anchorwoman Christel Takigawa referenced the country's spirit of selfless hospitality in her presentation to the International Olympic Committee in 2013, a speech that helped persuade the IOC to give Japan the rights to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This hospitality, or omotenashi, ...