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Sumo 101: Impact of tourism

Sumo May 14, 2019

Sumo 101: Impact of tourism

by John Gunning

Sumo's popularity abroad has exploded over the past few years. That's due in large part to recent changes making it possible to watch bouts in real time. A greater level of awareness of sumo has caused a spike in tourist demand for access to the sport. ...

Narita airport saw record number of travelers during Golden Week

National May 13, 2019

Narita airport saw record number of travelers during Golden Week

A record number of people passed through Narita airport near Tokyo during the Golden Week holiday period despite a drop in overseas visitors, the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau said Monday. The number of travelers leaving from Narita airport peaked on April 28 at around 63,000, ...