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Imperial Palace to offer guided tours in English from May

Apr 20, 2018

Imperial Palace to offer guided tours in English from May

The Imperial Household Agency will start offering guided tours of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo in English from May 1 in response to the ongoing growth in tourism. The agency on Thursday said it has received many requests for English tours, noting that foreign people ...

Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

Apr 19, 2018

Okinawa measles outbreak threatens tourism ahead of Golden Week

A measles outbreak in Okinawa is causing concerns about tourism ahead of the Golden Week holidays, with 65 infections registered over a one-month period that ended Thursday, the Okinawa Prefectural Government said. Golden Week starts later this month, but hotels in the popular resort area ...

/ Apr 15, 2018

Danish tourist mugged for 'Make America Great Again' hat

New York City police say two men mugged a Danish tourist at knifepoint for his Make America Great Again hat. Eighteen-year-old Jannich Andersen was entering a Manhattan subway station on Thursday when a stranger confronted him over the hat. Andersen tells the New York Post that ...

India pitching Buddhist tourism to woo more Japanese

Apr 12, 2018

India pitching Buddhist tourism to woo more Japanese

by Atul Ranjan

India is heavily promoting Buddhist tourism in a bid to attract more tourists from countries with sizable Buddhist populations, including Japan, as part of a strategy to boost foreign tourist arrivals. India is not only organizing an international Buddhist conclave every other year, but is ...