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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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Japan To Lift Restrictions On Foreign Tourists

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BBC
 
Japan will open its doors back up to foreign tourists, after more than two years of closed borders due to the Covid pandemic.
Tourists will be able to visit the country without a visa, and will no longer need to go through a travel agency, from 11 October.
A cap on daily arrivals will also ...

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Japan Weighs Plan For Ban On Hotel Guests Without Masks: Report

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CNA
 
Japan's government is considering allowing hotels to refuse entry to guests who do not wear masks and follow other measures to control infection during an outbreak, Fuji News Network said on Wednesday (Sep 21).
The government will submit a Bill at an extraordinary session of parliament next...

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FOCUS: Hopes Grow For Win-Win Effect Of Inbound Tourism In Japan, Weak Yen

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japanese policymakers expect that a further reopening of Japan's borders to foreign visitors will breathe life into inbound tourism that had been hit by COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The hope is that a weaker yen will be an additional boost, providing a win-win situation for foreign ...

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Japan Set To Resume Visa-Free Tourist Travel In October

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STRAITS TIMES
 
Japan is expected to lift a ban on individual tourist visa requirements and remove a limit on daily arrivals in October, as it aims to benefit from a rebound in global tourism, Nikkei reported Thursday.
Following the change, Japan will not require visas for short-term travellers f...

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Pressure Builds On Japan To Return To Unrestricted Tourism By End Of Month

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Businesses want prime minister Fumio Kishida to loosen restrictions to help the world’s third-biggest economy recover from the pandemic
Japan could return to unfettered tourism by the end of next month as pressure builds on the government to end Covid-19 travel restrictions and cas...

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Japan To Waive Tourist Visa Requirements As Part Of Border Easing: Report

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CNA
 
Japan's government is planning to waive tourist visa requirements from some countries as part of a further easing of border controls enacted to stop the spread of COVID-19, Fuji News Network reported on Monday (Sep 12).
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida may decide as early as this week on the ea...

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Japan To Remove Entry Cap In "Not-So-Distant Future," Official Says

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan is reviewing its border control policy of keeping daily entries below 50,000 and will remove it in the "not so distant future," a government spokesman said Sunday.
The government will simultaneously relax other restrictions including a visa requirement and the requirement to tr...

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Japan's Travel Curbs Choke Off Chance For Tourism Recovery On Weak Yen

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CNA
 
Japan further relaxed its infection border controls on Wednesday (Sep 7), but its insistence on visitor visas means the yen's plunge will not translate to a tourism boom any time soon.
The government raised the daily ceiling of inbound travellers to 50,000 from 20,000 and scrapped a require...

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FOCUS: Japan Eases COVID-19 Border Controls But Tourist Surge Doubtful

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KYODO NEWS
 
Japan's relaxed border measures from Wednesday, including raising a daily cap on arrivals from 20,000 to 50,000, will not translate into a surge of tourists to gun its economy unless they are given greater freedom to travel in the country, industry officials say.
They say that touris...

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