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 ...

<em>Omotenashi</em> — Japanese hospitality?

Environment | OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK Feb 28, 2015

Omotenashi — Japanese hospitality?

by C.W. Nicol

As the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee's appointed "Cool Tokyo" ambassador, multilingual television journalist Christel Takigawa set media buzzing worldwide with her Sept. 7, 2013, speech to the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires in which she made great play of the word "motenashi" by ...