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TOURISM

Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Aug 10, 2012
Summertime blues: no place to go or no money to spend?
Fewer people are getting away this summer, probably because they can't afford it.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jul 16, 2012
Rickshaws roll back into style
The trendiest way to get around town on two wheels without breaking a sweat? Hand-pulled rickshaw.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Jun 4, 2012
Play money: Forgotten fate of foreign currency
Where is all that foreign currency Japanese tourists neglect to spend?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
May 31, 2012
How high is up: Tokyo Skytree boosts economy for some
Tokyo Skytree is a bonanza for some, a headache for others.
BUSINESS
Apr 27, 2012
Tokyo Disneyland operator logs record-high profit in fiscal 2011
Tokyo Disneyland's operator said Thursday consolidated net profit soared 40.2 percent to a record-high ¥32.11 billion in fiscal 2011, thanks to a sharp recovery in visitor numbers after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 9, 2011
Japan puts out a big welcome mat for wealthy Chinese tourists
Tourism is still suffering from the effects of the 3/11 disasters but at least there is hope, big hope, in China and its millions of visitors.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 19, 2011
Campaigns urge foreigners to pleeease visit Japan
The travel industry is doing its best to bring tourists back to Japan but is an Arashi promo video going to be able to do the job?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 3, 2011
Japan, you look like you could use a long vacation
Travel agencies are banking on fact that possible power shortages in Japan this summer will inspire people to take longer vacations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
May 12, 2011
'GeGeGe' birthplace becomes tourist magnet
Inspired by TV series and a movie about cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki and his wife, tourists flock to the birthplace of 'Gegege no Kitaro.'
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 22, 2010
Anime fan pilgrimages help boost tourism
Fans paying tribute to their favorite anime and games are helping to boost tourism in both popular sightseeing spots and those off the beaten path.
Japan Times
LIFE
Oct 10, 2010
Standing up for the right to sit down in public
A quick story about me, public seating and Japan: It's 1994. I've been in Tokyo less than a week and this is my first time in Shinjuku. Lunchtime comes and my student thriftiness and Australian love of the outdoors beget a plan: I'll grab something at a department-store food counter and eat it on a seat...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Jun 5, 2010
Niseko's real estate boom: Bigger picture in sight for local development
For some it was a flash in the pan, at best an experiment destined to fail, at worst a mini-bubble hyper-inflated by greedy "outsiders" with little interest other than the type accumulating in the bank.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / YEN FOR LIVING
Feb 10, 2010
The other New Year: Can Chinese prop up J-retail?
Inbound tourism has taken a hit recently, with the exception of Chinese tourists who collectively spend a lot of yen.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 14, 2010
"Ryomaden" romanticizes (and monetizes) history
It's official. Japan is in the throes of what's bound to be a long-term romance with a certain rebel samurai named Ryoma Sakamoto.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 28, 2009
Shimane jobless find work peddling Velotaxis
MATSUE, Shimane Pref. (Kyodo) Jobless people from all walks of life are finding work as drivers of Velotaxis, the pedal-driven vehicles popular in the sightseeing spots of Shimane Prefecture.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Nov 23, 2008
Where are world's 'targeted' tourists visiting in Japan?
As part of the Visit Japan Campaign, the central government identified 12 "target" countries and regions on which to concentrate marketing activities. Have their efforts paid off? We asked industry insiders from each of the selected countries how Japan was perceived as a tourist destination.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Nov 23, 2008
Japan looks beyond tourism's 'Golden Route'
In 2001, soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S., a friend working at a Tokyo travel agency griped about how terrorism affected his business, saying that tourism, after all, is a "peace industry."
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Nov 23, 2008
Looking for ways to lure more visitors to these shores
What are people who work in the domestic tourism industry — from tour operators to inn owners to regional tourism promotion offices — doing to attract foreign visitors? Here are the voices of marketers from across Japan:
Japan Times
LIFE / WEEK 3
Oct 21, 2007
Get on the bus: An Asian neighbor's view of Japan
Mr. Zhang, a businessman from Wuxi with a passing resemblance to Steve McQueen, is what his countrymen refer to as "a proud Chinese." Kicking pebbles outside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, where our tour bus has dropped us for a 30-minute wander, he announces, "Japan is a small country. We Chinese are...

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