When you can’t travel in actual reality, go virtual

Travel Apr 4, 2020

When you can’t travel in actual reality, go virtual

by Russell Thomas

During these strange days, the idea of online anything is proving more attractive — and vital. Families experience first-time conference calls, while musicians around the world put on internet gigs for locked-down audiences. Travel, too, is just a tap away, thanks to virtual reality.

National Apr 1, 2020

151 Japanese nationals to return on plane chartered by Poland

A total of 151 Japanese nationals will return home from Poland on a flight chartered by the Polish government, the Polish Embassy in Japan said Wednesday. The flight will carry back Polish nationals who have been unable to leave Japan because direct flights between the ...

Japan advises against travel to 49 more nations, including U.S.

National Mar 31, 2020

Japan advises against travel to 49 more nations, including U.S.

Japan on Tuesday warned citizens to avoid all travel to 49 more countries and regions including the United States, China, South Korea and Taiwan amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Foreign Ministry raised its travel advisory for these areas to Level 3 — the second-highest level ...

Suga pledges support for Okinawa's virus-rocked tourism industry

National Mar 30, 2020

Suga pledges support for Okinawa's virus-rocked tourism industry

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Sunday promised to provide assistance to Okinawa Prefecture's tourism industry, which has been hit by a slump in visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Naha, Suga met with officials of local economic organizations and received requests for assistance, including ...

China reports no local virus transmissions as foreigners barred

Asia Pacific Mar 28, 2020

China reports no local virus transmissions as foreigners barred

China on Saturday reported no locally transmitted coronavirus infections for the previous day and a small reduction in new cases involving travellers from overseas, as new restrictions on the entry of foreigners kicked in. Effective Saturday, China has temporarily suspended the entry of foreign nationals ...