Jun 18, 2015

Inbound tourism boom

The goal of having 20 million people visit Japan annually by 2020 appears to be within reach thanks to a tourism boom.

Apr 30, 2015

Spending by foreign tourists broke record in January-March quarter

Tourist spending in Japan in the January-March quarter hit a record ¥706.6 billion ($5.95 billion), up 64.4 percent from a year earlier, the government said Thursday. The Japan Tourism Agency attributed the rise mainly to visitors from China, who spent ¥277.5 billion in total, up ...

Apr 28, 2015

Hakodate guidebook offers glimpse into past

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As the city of Hakodate gears up for the launch of the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line next March, a group of local history lovers has published a new guidebook on the region. A year in the making, "In 150 Pictures — The International City of Hakodate ...