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Stormy Year Ahead For Japan's Tourism Industry

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Now that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are postponed until next year, concerns are growing about whether small and midsize businesses in the tourism and service industries can weather the coronavirus shockwave until the events are held next year, economists and analysts...

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Japan Prefecture To Stop Hiring Female 'Tea Squad' For Meetings

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Saitama assembly hopes move will reflect changing attitudes towards women in workplaces
A local government assembly is attempting to shake up Japan’s conservative workplace culture by ending the custom of employing women to serve tea at meetings.
Few official gatherings in Japan ha...

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Chinese Visitors Spend ¥1.8 Trillion in Japan in 2019

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NIPPON.COM
 
Preliminary figures show that 9.6 million Chinese people visited Japan in 2019, a new record high, equating to one-third of total visitors that year. The number has increased tenfold since 2007, when Japan had 940,000 Chinese visitors, with a significant rise from 2014 onward.
 
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Japan Tourism Company Faces 20,000 Cancellations From Coronavirus Outbreak

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Tokyo (CNN) — The phone lines at Kamome, a Tokyo-based travel agency that specializes in tours for Chinese travelers, haven't stopped buzzing for the last three days.
On Sunday, China announced a ban on outbound group travel as part of its battle to stop the spread of the Wuhan coro...

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Japan Business Mood Sours To Six-Year Low As Trade War Bites

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THE GUARDIAN
 
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese big manufacturers' business confidence worsened to a six-year low in the July-September quarter, a central bank survey showed, a sign the bitter U.S.-China trade war is taking a heavier toll on the export-reliant economy.
Sentiment of non-manufacturers al...

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South Koreans Are Canceling Vacations To Japan And Boycotting Its Beer In A Trade War More Bitter Than Trump’s Feud With China

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BUSINESS INSIDER
 
·  South Korea and Japan are engaged in an unrelenting trade war, which has seen both sides curb vital exports and remove each other as preferred trading partners.
·  The feud is reigniting more than 100 years of tension between the two nations, which involved Japan colonizing ...

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Japan Targets South Korea’s Future Industries In Impending Trade War

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BUSINESS INQUIRER
 
SEOUL — With just a couple of days remaining for Japan’s decision on removing South Korea from its whitelist of trusted trade partners, the Seoul government and businesses are ratcheting up efforts to protect industries that could be potentially hit by the move.
The chances ar...

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Osaka To Kyoto Sightseeing Train With Traditional Japanese Interior Is As Beautiful As Promised

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - When touring around the Kansai area, there’s a whole lot to see and not always enough time. A popular way to ensure that you don’t waste precious time during your trip is to travel by sightseeing train.
The Kyo-train, ran by Hankyu railways, is a sightseeing express which al...

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Japan's Jobless Rate Steady, Tokyo June Core CPI Rises 0.9%

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THE STAR ONLINE
 
TOKYO: Core consumer prices in Tokyo rose 0.9 percent in June from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.
The core consumer price index for Japan’s capital, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with economists' median estimate for a 0.9...

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Japan To Charge International Visitors A Departure Tax

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USA TODAY
 
Leaving Japan will get a little costlier for travelers starting this week.
Japan’s National Tax Agency Ministry in Finance on Monday instituted the “International Tourist Tax” on most international travelers leaving Japan. It is widely known as the “sayonara tax.”
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