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Local Infections, Fear Hamper Japan’s Domestic Travel Progress

  • Category:Tourism
TTG ASIA
 
Japan’s Go To Travel domestic travel stimulus, which partially covers residents’ transport and accommodation expenses, has met with mixed reception and lukewarm uptake in its first weeks, attracting only two million users in its first month.
The programme was launched on July 22 by the...

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Japan To Open World's Second 'Making Of Harry Potter' Attraction

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CNN
 
 (CNN) — Great news for Japan-based muggles in need of a bit more magic in their lives -- a new 30,000-square-meter Harry Potter attraction is coming to Tokyo.
 
Warner Bros. Studio Tours and Warner Bros. Japan have just signed a deal to bring the famed series' permanent studio tour, "The M...

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World Heritage Castle In Kyoto Offers Social-Distancing Summer Entertainment

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KYODO NEWS
 
Nijo-jo Castle, a World Heritage site in Kyoto, is holding a summer entertainment event that both ensures social distancing at the site and allows remote participation amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The "Nijo-jo Castle & NAKED, INC. Summer Illumination 2020" is sponsored by Kyo...

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Singapore And Japan To Work On Resumption Of Essential Travel From September

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STRAITS TIMES
 
SINGAPORE - Essential travel for expatriates and businessmen between Singapore and Japan could resume next month, as both countries agree to ease restrictions currently in place to combat the spread of Covid-19.
The two countries are currently in talks to set up two tracks that wi...

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Japan's Summer Holiday Begins Quietly Amid Requests To Avoid Trips

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Japan's summer holiday season started quietly on Saturday, with no congestion at stations and airports after local governments asked residents to avoid travelling to help keep the coronavirus spread from worsening.
Some shinkensen (bullet trains) saw only 5 percent of their ...

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Japan Includes Hawaii on List of 12 Possible Safe Travel Destinations

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TRAVEL AND LEISURE
 
Also on the list are Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Republic of Korea (ROK), Singapore, and Taiwan.
Hawaii has been included on a list of 12 destinations the Japanese government is considering to approve for safe travel.
The ...

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Experts Meet On How To Prevent Go To Campaign From Spreading Coronavirus

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - A Japanese campaign to boost domestic tourism faced scrutiny on Thursday with the economy minister due to meet experts as critics worried that encouraging people to travel out of Tokyo risks spreading the coronavirus.
The concerns in Japan highlight a conundrum facing countr...

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Shinkansen Bullet Train Tickets Go Half-Off Until Spring Of Next Year In East Japan Travel Push

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SORA NEWS
 
11 different routes from Tokyo offering huge discounts.
The tourism industry in Japan came to a screeching halt earlier this year with the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, as pretty much the whole country stayed home for both cherry blossom season and the Golden Week vacation pe...

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Japan Wireless Carriers Start Disaster Info Service For Foreign Tourists

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THE MAINICHI
 
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Major Japanese wireless carriers recently launched a service to provide foreign tourists with disaster relief information via mobile phone short message service in the event of an earthquake or typhoon.
Three mobile phone service operators -- NTT Docomo Inc., KDDI ...

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Japan Hotels Admonished For Denying Room To Gay Couple

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KYODO NEWS
 
Two hotels in a western Japanese city have been reprimanded after refusing to rent a room to a gay couple despite a law that bans turning away guests because of sexual orientation or gender identity, a city official said Monday.
The official said the couple was rejected by two so-cal...

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