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TOURISTS

Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 8, 2022
Tourism agency planning for inbound Japan travelers at pre-pandemic levels by 2025
The plan also seeks to have the number of overnight stays in regional areas by foreign visitors increase from the 2019 total of 43.09 million.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 19, 2022
Maskless tourists in Japan trigger a debate over ‘face underwear’
Should Japan look to the world for advice on COVID-19 protocols, or the other way around? Both visitors and residents have something to learn from one another.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 5, 2022
Recovery of Japan’s inbound tourism likely muted without Chinese visitors
Beijing's 'COVID zero' policy restricts travelers from leaving China u2014 far and away Japan's largest source of foreign tourist revenue.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 20, 2022
Foreign visitors to Japan fall despite nation opening to some tourists
The number of foreign arrivals totaled 120,400 in June, compared with 147,000 in May, according to data released by the Japan National Tourism Organization.
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2021
Visitors to Japan down 99.3% in February due to virus travel restrictions
The estimated number of overseas visitors to Japan in February fell 99.3% from a year earlier to 7,400 due to reintroduced travel restrictions on business travelers amid a surge in coronavirus cases, government data showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Regional voices: Chubu
Dec 25, 2020
Hot spring resorts in Aichi struggling to stay afloat
The government's Go To Travel subsidy campaign offers only temporary aid for hotels that had difficulty attracting domestic visitors even before the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2020
Foreign visitors drop 99% from year earlier for sixth straight month
The Japanese government is expected to come up with a plan by the end of the year to revive the number of foreign visitors, officials say.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 18, 2020
Travel agency JTB selling chat system to reduce hotel staff and guest contact
The system can also translate 109 languages, enabling smooth communication with foreign guests in their mother tongues.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 9, 2020
Foreign travelers to Japan plummeted 75% in first half of 2020
The drop is the first since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the Tohoku region.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 23, 2020
Asia's biggest online travel agency says Japan-China tourism primed for rebound
If Japan and China can reach an agreement on reciprocal travel, the chairman of Asia's biggest online travel agency sees outbound travel spiking from pent-up demand.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2020
Foreign visitors to Japan drop 99.9% in June for 3rd straight month
Foreign nationals traveling to Japan in June totaled an estimated 2,600, posting a year-on-year plunge of 99.9 percent for the third consecutive month amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 5, 2020
Japan's top mobile carriers launch multilingual disaster information service for tourists
The short messaging service will send information on crucial phone numbers and web links that can help tourists caught up in quakes, typhoons and blackouts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2020
Record-low 1,700 foreign visitors travel to Japan in May amid pandemic
Japan received an estimated 1,700 foreign travelers in May, an all-time low for the second consecutive month, amid the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 27, 2020
Japan quells rumors it will pay for half of visitors' expenses
In tweets, the Japan Tourism Agency said the program under consideration would only cover u201ca portion of domestic travel expenses.u201d
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 26, 2020
Hotels offer free stays for foreign nationals stranded in Japan
Some hotels and a university are offering free accommodation to foreign nationals who are stranded in Japan because their home countries have closed borders due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 25, 2020
Japan to expand entry ban to visitors from India and 10 other nations
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan will maintain the current set of border control measures until the end of June.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 21, 2020
April travelers to Japan dropped 99.9% from year earlier to 2,900
In recent years, inbound tourism has been one of the few sectors to see rapid growth in the long-stagnant economy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 12, 2020
Those with Japan visas expiring in July get extra three months to renew
The Immigration Services Agency of Japan said Tuesday it will give foreign nationals with periods of stay expiring in July a three-month extension to renew, in a bid to alleviate congestion at immigration counters amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 1, 2020
Stranded tourists flock to Tokyo immigration bureau already overwhelmed by seasonal rush
Scores of foreign nationals queued up at the Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau on Wednesday, as tourists unable to return home — after international flights from Japan were suspended due to COVID-19 — added to the typical numbers attending the bureau.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Mar 28, 2020
Okinawa sees fall in foreign visitors amid pandemic
Senagajima Umikaji Terrace, a Mediterranean-esque shopping mall located near the west coast of Senaga Island in Okinawa Prefecture, usually sees crowds of tourists and lines of buses and rentals cars. Starting in around mid-February this year, however, the number of tour group from overseas has sharply declined, replaced to an extent with local visitors.

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