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Japan Seeks Regional Revitalization Through Digital Tourism

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JAPAN TIMES
 
The Japan Tourism Agency is conducting trials at five locations to promote local revitalization through new tourism services using digital technologies.
In some of the experiments, a QR code and a facial recognition syste
m are being used to encourage people visiting large-scale eve...

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Gov't To Sell ¥1 Tril Tranche Of Japan Post Shares

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JAPAN TODAY
 
The Japanese government plans to sell by early November a 1 trillion yen tranche of shares in Japan Post Holdings Co, a postal and financial services group privatized 14 years ago.
The Finance Ministry said the proceeds from the share sale, which will lower the government's stake fr...

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Japan To Gauge Timing For Restarting Subsidised Travel Programme

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REUTERS
 
The Japanese government will look into the right timing to restart a popular subsidised travel programme that was suspended late last year as coronavirus infections spread, broadcaster NHK reported on Tuesday, citing tourism minister Tetsuo Saito.
Saito, the newly appointed minister for...

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Failure To Transfer Data Led To Shutdown At Mizuho Bank

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The computer systems glitch that shut down customer service at all Mizuho Bank branches last week was caused by a failure to transfer data to a backup device, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.
This is believed to have prolonged the impact of equipment failures and led to the suspe...

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Sky Deck Promises Front-Seat View Of Mt. Fuji, No Ride Required

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NIKKEI ASIA
 
$10m project opens next summer at Fuji-Q amusement park
The spectacular view of Mount Fuji offered by the famed Fujiyama roller coaster is legendary. Soon even those who shun the stomach-churning ride will be able to take in Japan's tallest mountain.
Fuji-Q Highland will invest abou...

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Universal Studios Japan To Open Nintendo Theme Park In February

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Universal Studios Japan plans to open its $580 million Nintendo attraction on Feb. 4, finally debuting a long-delayed effort to introduce Mario and other beloved characters to real-world theme park visitors.
Super Nintendo World, built on the existing Universal Studios Japan site, i...

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Travel Industry Hopeful As Tokyo Trips Added To Govt’s Subsidy Campaign

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Travel agencies and accommodation providers in Japan are hopeful for a big boost in business as discounted trips to and from Tokyo have finally been added to the government’s Go To Travel tourism campaign. The government had excluded Tokyo from the program shortly before it start...

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National Museum of Japanese History

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JAPAN TRAVEL
See Millennia Of Japanese History And Folklore In A Day
For history buffs, budding archeologists, and those intrigued by Japan’s traditional culture, The National Museum of Japanese History is a must-see treasure trove of artifacts and displays. The museum is located in Sakura City, ...

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Japan To Pitch Osaka, Fukuoka As Int'l Financial Hubs After Pandemic

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - The government has decided to target regional areas such as Osaka and Fukuoka to attract foreign financial institutions, shifting from its Tokyo-focused approach to creating a global financial hub after the coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday....

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Coronavirus Epidemic Creating Online Travel Boom in Japan

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NIPPON.COM
 
Tokyo, Aug. 10 (Jiji Press)--Online travel is starting to boom in Japan, where the novel coronavirus is spreading at an alarming pace, with some tour products allowing participants to view countryside scenery and interact with local people, and others offering virtual travel experien...

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