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ANA Getting Rid Of Large Flight Info Monitors At Security Lines At Haneda's Terminal 2

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JAPAN TODAY
 
For some passengers flying out of Haneda Airport later this month, the terminal is going to look a little different.
Specifically, if you’re in Terminal 2 and planning to look up at the big monitors above the pre-boarding security line to check your flight into, you’re going to have...

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JTB Sees 450% Increase in 2023 Japan Inbound Tourism

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JAPAN NEWS
 
Japan will see a 450% year-on-year increase in inbound tourism in 2023, according to a JTB Corp. travel trend forecast.
Visitor numbers have increased rapidly since the easing last October of the nation’s COVID-19 border control measures and some 21.1 million tourists — 66% of the 20...

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Travelers On New Year's Holidays Flood Planes, Trains In Japan

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JAPAN TODAY
 
 
Travelers on New Year's holidays flooded planes and trains on Thursday even though the coronavirus pandemic continues, with the exodus peaking in many modes of public transportation in the country.
Reservations for shinkansen (bullet trains) and local trains as well as flights are...

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Japan To Require Negative COVID Test Upon Arrival For Travelers From China

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japan will require a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival for travelers from mainland China due to the rapid spread of the virus in the country, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Tuesday.
Travelers from China who test positive will be required to quarantine for seven days, Kishida...

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Ichiro Mizuki, ‘King Of Anime Songs,’ Dies At 74

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JAPAN NEWS
 
Singer Ichiro Mizuki, known as the “king of anime songs,” died from lung cancer on Dec. 6, his agency announced Monday. He was 74.
Born in Tokyo as Toshio Hayakawa, Mizuki made his debut in 1968 as a singer of popular songs, then switched to anime songs in 1971.
He sang more than 1,2...

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Japan Highlights Chinese Government Rights Abuses

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
 
Tokyo Should Support Crimes Against Humanity Investigation
On December 5, Japan’s upper house of parliament, the House of Councilors, approved a resolution highlighting human rights abuses in areas including Xinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, and Hong Kong.
The resolution did n...

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Totoro Time: Ghibli Theme Park Opens To Visitors

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JAPAN TODAY
 
A huge grinning Totoro and other whimsical exhibits welcomed visitors to Japan's new Ghibli theme park as three of its five sections opened to the public on Tuesday.
The attraction in central Japan has been long awaited by fans of Studio Ghibli's beloved animations, from "Howl's Mov...

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Ski Slope Opens At The Foot Of Mt. Fuji

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NHK
 
A ski slope at the foot of Mount Fuji became the first ski resort in Japan to open for the season on Friday.
The operator of the Yeti resort in central Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture has been using snowmaking equipment to create a snow-covered slope since October 11. About 550 tons of artifici...

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Ghibli Park Readies For Nov. 1 Opening In Central Japan

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KYODO NEWS
 
A long-awaited theme park featuring beloved characters and scenes from Studio Ghibli’s hit animations is set to open Nov. 1 in central Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, treating fans to the wonders and secrets of Ghibli films such as “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Castle in the Sky.”
Ghibli Park,...

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Japan To Set Inbound Tourism Spending Target Of Over 5 Trln Yen A Year

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REUTERS
 
 
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to announce a target of inbound tourism spending of more than 5 trillion yen ($34.65 billion) a year in a policy speech at the opening of parliament next week, Jiji news agency reported on Thursday.
In 2019, Japan recorded inbound tourism s...

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