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Climate Change Threat Sends Key Coffee on Bean Hunt

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO/JAKARTA (Bloomberg) — Coffee lovers beware. Climate change is threatening supplies of high-quality beans with one Japanese coffee house hunting for the perfect bean to withstand the warmer conditions.
Tokyo’s Key Coffee Inc. is testing 35 varieties of Arabica trees in Indon...

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Japan Logs Largest Current Account Surplus in Decade in FY 2017

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japan ran its largest current account surplus in a decade in fiscal 2017 on the back of increasing overseas earnings, government data showed Thursday.
The country logged a surplus of 21.74 trillion yen ($198 billion), up 3.4 percent from a year earlier, despite the rising co...

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Toyota Launches Mobility Service Alliance and Autonomous e-Palette Concept Vehicle

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Toyota has partnered with Amazon, DiDi, Mazda, Pizza Hut and Uber to form the e-Palette Alliance, forming a broad hardware and software ecosystem for utilizing advanced mobility technology to better serve customers in the future.
As a first step, Toyota has announced a new concept ...

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Foreign Visitors to USJ in 2017 Reach 2 Million

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
OSAKA (Jiji Press) — The number of nonresident foreign visitors to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka Prefecture this year reached 2 million on Tuesday, its operator, USJ Co., said the same day.
The figure doubled in three years, after reaching 1 million in 2014.
Attraction areas “...

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Kansai Eyes Tourism Boom with Integrated Resorts

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - The Union of Kansai Governments (UKG) is a statutory entity covering the prefectural governments and the designated cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Sakai. For the past several years, the Kansai chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and UKG have engage...

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Record 24 Million Visited from Abroad in 2016

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The number of visitors to Japan in 2016 jumped 21.8 percent from the previous year to an estimated 24,039,000, renewing its record high for the fourth successive year, Land, Infrastructure,
Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii said Tuesday.
The growth...

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Exhibits Look To Cater To Rise in Foreign Visitors

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
As the number of foreign visitors to Japan reached a record high of 19.73 million in 2015, the number of foreign travelers visiting museums and art galleries is also on the rise. What should be done to help these visitors enjoy a range of exhibitions and deepen their understandin...

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Shinkansen Stations to Get Better Info Centers for Tourists

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The transport ministry aims to make tourist information centers capable of assisting foreign tourists available at all Shinkansen stations nationwide by fiscal 2019, as part of efforts to boost the number of visitors from overseas.
The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ...

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Gurunavi Site Sharing Info With TripAdvisor

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Online restaurant information provider Gurunavi Inc. has started providing data on 350,000 restaurants in Japan to TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel review websites, which boasts 340 million views a month.
Amid an increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan, Gurun...

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Honda To Fully Remodel Freed Compact Minivan

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO — Honda will release a new model of its Freed compact minivan in the fall of 2016.
The current model of the Freed was released in May 2008, and this will be the first time in eight years that the vehicle has been fully remodeled, Honda said.
The current model is available as (...

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