A person takes a photograph of a Kaminarimon gate near the Sensoji temple in the Asakusa district of Tokyo, on April 25. Photographer: Soichiro Koriyama/Bloomberg Photographer: Soichiro Koriyama/Bloomberg Only 2,900 foreign visitors entered Japan the month of April, a drop of more than 99.9% versus the year earlier, as the extent to which the coronavirus […]
Photographer: Soichiro Koriyama/Bloomberg Photographer: Soichiro Koriyama/Bloomberg A new program from Japan’s government to help prop up the country’s ailing tourism industry will pack less punch because Tokyo residents have been excluded from using the subsidies, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Japan’s “Go To Travel” program starting Wednesday will inject about 20% less into the tourism […]
Japan’s push to help revive its virus-ravaged economy with a “Go To” travel campaign has dealt a double blow to Tokyo, whose residents were cut off from promised travel subsidies and businesses are set to miss out on tourists.The program, promoting domestic travel by offering discount vouchers to boost an ailing tourism industry, starts Wednesday […]
Newsfrom Japan Economy Jun 18, 2020 Tokyo, June 18 (Jiji Press)–The tourism industry in Japan is showing signs of a pickup after the novel coronavirus crisis dealt it a severe blow. Many lodging facilities that resumed business after the lifting of the government’s coronavirus state of emergency in May are seeing a gradual recovery in […]
Japan Data Economy Travel Society Jun 26, 2020 Japan has now lifted requests to refrain from crossing prefectural borders, but many people are still cautious about making trips. A survey conducted by research and consulting firm JD Power Japan asked people who had spent at least one night in Japan or the United States over […]
Newsfrom Japan Economy Feb 18, 2021 Tokyo, Feb. 18 (Jiji Press)–Spending on domestic trips by Japanese people fell 54.9 pct from the previous year to 9,898.2 billion yen last year amid the novel coronavirus epidemic, government data have shown.The total number of domestic travelers dropped 50.3 pct to 291.77 million, according to the results of […]
Japan’s “Go To Travel” campaign is aiding the travel industry’s gradual recovery, but amid ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, virtual tours are growing in popularity. High-definition footage of popular tourist attractions has been packaged with opportunities for online interaction to develop new ways to scratch the travel itch. Virtual Visits Offered by Toppan The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic […]
Japan Data Economy Travel Society Jan 27, 2020 Japan set a new record for international visitors in 2019, but South Korean tourist numbers have plummeted since last summer, casting a shadow over the government target of 40 million in 2020. The Japan Tourism Agency announced that 31.9 million foreign visitors came to Japan in 2019, […]