Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic reopening after attacks

World Mar 25, 2015

Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic reopening after attacks

Tunisia's Bardo museum held a ceremonial reopening on Tuesday a week after gunmen claiming alliance with Islamic State killed 20 foreign tourists in an attack aimed at destroying the country's tourism industry. On March 18, at least two attackers opened fire on tourists from Spain, ...

Italy deploys 4,800 soldiers for security at sensitive sites

World Feb 19, 2015

Italy deploys 4,800 soldiers for security at sensitive sites

Italian security chiefs on Tuesday approved a plan to put 4,800 soldiers on the streets throughout the country to help guard against potential militant attacks, the Interior Ministry said. A statement after a meeting of military and security officials said they would guard sensitive sites ...

National Jan 6, 2015

Tokyo Fire Department to boost English-capable units to 36 by 2016

To deal with possible increases in emergency calls involving foreign tourists, the Tokyo Fire Department plans to boost the number of its English-capable units to 36 by April 2016, NHK reported Tuesday. The step is part of the fire department's preparations for an expected surge ...

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

National Jul 19, 2014

Narita airport to open first capsule hotel

A capsule hotel catering to those who take early morning flights is scheduled to open Sunday in a parking garage adjacent to Narita International Airport's Terminal 2. The hotel, called nine hours, offers overnight stays starting from ¥3,900 in sleeping pods about a meter wide, ...

Baffled foreign tourists get little help on trains

National | CHUBU CONNECTION May 23, 2014

Baffled foreign tourists get little help on trains

Although Asian tourists are flocking to Japan in greater numbers, many are at a loss in railway stations, where few signs are written in languages other than Japanese and English. Several railways, including East Japan Railway Co. (JR East), are making modest efforts to present ...

National May 23, 2014

Tourists from Taiwan, China, S. Korean spend the most in Japan

Tourists from Taiwan, China and South Korea accounted for 68 percent of spending by all tourists in Japan last year, according to a report by Tokyo's de facto embassy in Taiwan. The Interchange Association, which is responsible for relations with Taiwan in the absence of ...