Foreign visitors to Japan drop 99.9% in June for 3rd straight month

National Jul 16, 2020

Foreign visitors to Japan drop 99.9% in June for 3rd straight month

Foreign nationals traveling to Japan in June totaled an estimated 2,600, posting a year-on-year plunge of 99.9 percent for the third consecutive month amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Wednesday. Inbound visitors sank to 1,700 in May, marking the lowest figure since 1964 ...

Hotels offer free stays for foreign nationals stranded in Japan

National May 26, 2020

Hotels offer free stays for foreign nationals stranded in Japan

Some hotels and a university are offering free accommodation to foreign nationals who are stranded in Japan because their home countries have closed borders due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The Kaname Inn Tatemachi, a hotel in the popular tourist spot of ...

Japan will aim to shore up travel demand from late July

Business May 25, 2020

Japan will aim to shore up travel demand from late July

The government will carry out support measures to shore up demand in the travel and restaurant industries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, starting late July, sources said Monday. In what has been dubbed the "Go To campaign," the government will compile a series of ...