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Japan To Begin Screening Departing Foreign Travelers With Facial Recognition Technology

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JAPAN TIMES
 
Thanks to the growing influx of foreign travelers, immigration procedures often keep international visitors waiting in long queues at Japan’s airports.
But short-term travelers will be able to skip long lines when they are leaving the country from this summer by using facial recogni...

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My Melody And Little Twin Stars Join Hello Kitty For New Themed Rooms At Tokyo Hotel

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Keio Plaza Hotel’s new rooms come furnished with cuteness.
On June 15, the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tama, Tokyo, unveiled a pair of new themed rooms as part of their ongoing collaboration with cute character creation powerhouse Sanrio. My Melody and Little Twin Stars (featuring the well...

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With Sake And Shinto Rites, Japanese See In New Era In Festive Mood

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - With refreshing slurps of sake and solemn Shinto rites, Japanese rang in a new imperial era in festive mood Wednesday as Naruhito became their 126th emperor.
Unseasonable rain had somewhat dampened the party atmosphere for Tuesday's abdication of Naruhito's father Akihito, w...

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Japanese Railways Aim For Ease, With Foreign Tourists In Mind

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
JR and private railways revised their timetables on Saturday, with many of the changes aimed to make travel more convenient and comfortable for foreign tourists ahead of next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, the Fuji Kaiyu (excursion) limited express ...

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For Japan, 'No Deal' At Kim-Trump Summit Beats A Bad Deal With Concessions To Nuclear North Korea

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THE JAPAN TIMES
 
At a glance, this week’s Kim-Trump summit meeting in Hanoi, held to foster progress toward the denuclearization of North Korea, generated few tangible victories — despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s boasts of the “tremendous” achievements he had expected.
The two leaders didn’...

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Japan Making A Mark In Muslim Tourist Market

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NST
 
TOKYO: A Strong influx of Muslim travellers is fuelling a boom in halal restaurants and syariah-compliant hotels in Japan, potentially a big market for Malaysian halal products.
To cater for Muslim needs, some Japanese have set up syariah-friendly hotels, including one at the foot of Mount...

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Getting Away From It All: More Overseas Tourists To Japan Opt For A Taste Of The Country Life

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JAPAN TIMES
 
NAGANO - An increasing number of foreign visitors are traveling off the beaten path and taking part in farm-stay programs to get a taste of the typical Japanese country life.
It’s hoped that the popularity of stays in traditional farming villages, which have helped attract overseas ...

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Singer-Songwriter’s Stirring Storybook: Kayoko Yoshizawa Puts Myriad Emotions Into Lyrics

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Pure childhood memories or ominous, fevered thoughts are just some of the sources singer-songwriter Kayoko Yoshizawa draws from when creating songs. Her range is equally varied when singing, as she can freely switch between a gentle, whispering voice to powerful shouting.
Yoshiza...

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Trump Puts Japan In Crosshairs After Trade Truce With China

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JAPAN TIMES
 
BUENOS AIRES – Now that U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to a cease-fire with Chinese leader Xi Jinping over a trade war between their countries, Trump appears certain to shift his focus toward crafting a bilateral trade deal with Japan.
After signing a revamped trade pact Fri...

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ANA to Enable Passengers to Redeem Upgrade Points and Miles in Premium Economy

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - All Nippon Airways (ANA) is rolling out changes to its Premium Economy. Starting from April 1, 2019, traveling period, ANA will enable ANA Mileage Club members to reserve seats in Premium Economy with ANA award tickets. Furthermore, ANA will allow members to upgrade from Eco...

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