Japan looks beyond tourism's 'Golden Route'

Travel Nov 23, 2008

Japan looks beyond tourism's 'Golden Route'

by Tomoko Otake and Edan Corkill

In 2001, soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S., a friend working at a Tokyo travel agency griped about how terrorism affected his business, saying that tourism, after all, is a "peace industry." The current slowdown in tourism worldwide shows that ...