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Tourism upstarts cater to foreign tastes

National Mar 9, 2015

Tourism upstarts cater to foreign tastes

by Keiko Tabata

Young entrepreneurs with experience abroad are coming up with tourism services tailored to the tastes and cultural backgrounds of foreign visitors to Kyoto, Osaka and other spots in the Kansai region. "We shouldn't force the Japanese way" of offering hospitality on foreign tourists, said Kentaro ...

Mitsukoshi to target language barrier during Lunar New Year holidays

Business Jan 30, 2015

Mitsukoshi to target language barrier during Lunar New Year holidays

Department store Isetan Mitsukoshi will step up support for foreign customers over the Lunar New Year at its flagship store in central Tokyo. The Mitsukoshi Ginza Store in the posh shopping district plans to offer services that lower language barriers for foreigners, particularly Chinese and ...

National Dec 11, 2013

Foreign visitors to exceed goal of 10 million

Japan is likely to achieve its goal of drawing 10 million foreign travelers in 2013 as government data showed Wednesday that the number of foreign visitors totaled about 9.5 million between January and November. Foreign travelers in the 11 months totaled 9,499,300, up 23.9 percent ...