Paralympic pressure: Progress doubted on barrier-free access push

National Jan 20, 2020

Paralympic pressure: Progress doubted on barrier-free access push

Japan is accelerating efforts to improve access to accommodations and transport for the Paralympics, but people with disabilities are questioning whether enough is being done. While the games are being touted as a chance to create a more inclusive society, 66 percent of respondents to ...

Business / Corporate Dec 17, 2019

Apa Group opens 913-room hotel in Osaka

Real estate and hotel developer Apa Group opened in Osaka on Tuesday a 32-story hotel with 913 guest rooms, making it one of the largest inns in western Japan. The Apa Hotel & Resort Midosuji Hommachi Eki Tower has direct connections with Hommachi Station, which ...

Venice hotel bookings at low ebb after post-flood cancellations

Business Dec 11, 2019

Venice hotel bookings at low ebb after post-flood cancellations

Tourists are shunning Venice after a series of exceptionally high tides last month, with a plunge in hotel bookings bringing fresh economic woe to the lagoon city. Beloved around the world for its canals, historic architecture and art, Venice suffered its worst week of flooding ...