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A Japanese leading travel company sells manga-related tours in Metaverse space

A Japanese leading travel company sells manga-related tours in Metaverse space

HIS signed a business partnership with ‘MyAnimeList,’ one of the largest Japanese animation or manga community in the world to create and offer animation or manga-related travel tours in Web 3.0 space.
Hong Kong-based local experience booking Klook sells a package pass of Tokyo subway and several activities

Hong Kong-based local experience booking Klook sells a package pass of Tokyo subway and several activities

Hong Kong-based local experience booking platform ‘Klook' have begun selling ‘Klook Pass Tokyo & Tokyo Subway Ticket’ combining activities in Tokyo and one-day pass for 13 subway lines in Tokyo.
The awareness rate of NFT in Japan is 30% with higher popularity in entertainment categories

The awareness rate of NFT in Japan is 30% with higher popularity in entertainment categories

30% of all respondents in Japan knew what NFT is. Only 3.2% own NFT. The most popular category was ‘sports’ with 41.2%, followed by ‘animation or manga’ with 39.2% and ‘music or entertainment’ with 34%.
JTB develops a data hub connecting PMS for accommodations with business support solutions

JTB develops a data hub connecting PMS for accommodations with business support solutions

JTB has developed ‘JTB Data Connect HUB’ connecting property management system (PMS) for accommodation with a variety of business support solutions.
Tokyo Metro sells a set of 100 or 50 one-day passes on Amazon

Tokyo Metro sells a set of 100 or 50 one-day passes on Amazon

Tokyo Metro has begun selling a set of one-day passes on Amazon since November 29 2022 as its first year-around online ticket sales.
Navitime, a Japan’s leading navigation app, sees a rapid increase in searches for tourist spots in Japan by international users

Navitime, a Japan’s leading navigation app, sees a rapid increase in searches for tourist spots in Japan by international users

Navitime Japan, a Japan’s leading navigation solution provider, says ‘Japan Travel by NAVITIME’ have increased rapidly in September and October 2022. Searches by users in Asia particularly grew, and Hokkaido, Yamanashi and Oita were more searched.
A new platform to book high quality experiences in Japan debuts, covering from traditional cultures to outdoor activities

A new platform to book high quality experiences in Japan debuts, covering from traditional cultures to outdoor activities

Japan Culture and Technology (J-CAT) recently launched a local experience booking platform ‘Otonami’ listing a variety of high quality tour contents.
Rakuten Travel, a Japanese leading OTA, visualizes sustainable efforts by hotels and ryokan

Rakuten Travel, a Japanese leading OTA, visualizes sustainable efforts by hotels and ryokan

Rakuten Travel, a Japanese leading OTA, has released ‘Sustainable Icon’ to introduce sustainable efforts by hotels and ryokans on its booking platform and give ‘Sustainable Travel Badge’ to them.
Local experience booking platform of Japan ‘Asoview’ partners with Hong Kong-based Klook for the inbound travelers to Japan

Local experience booking platform of Japan ‘Asoview’ partners with Hong Kong-based Klook for the inbound travelers to Japan

Local experience booking platform of Japan ‘Asoview’ and Hong Kong-based travel booking platform ‘Klook’ signed a strategic business partnership. On ‘Urakata Series,’ an Asoview’s SaaS-based service for tourism operators, Klook’s offering products are offered.
Web-based CIQ for Japan ‘Visit Japan Web’ integrates health app ‘MySOS’ to make faster immigration possible

Web-based CIQ for Japan ‘Visit Japan Web’ integrates health app ‘MySOS’ to make faster immigration possible

Digital Agency of Japan will integrate ‘My SOS,’ a health certificate app, into ‘Visit Japan Web’ on November 1 2022 to make faster immigration possible.
ANA accelerates to upgrade ANA app to a super app, firstly installing mini apps for payment and booking

ANA accelerates to upgrade ANA app to a super app, firstly installing mini apps for payment and booking

ANA is revamping ‘ANA Mileage Club App’ to a super app by installing mini apps for a variety of daily life services, accelerating it to 'super app' with a concept of ‘living with miles.’
JR East, a Japanese railway company, sells NFT station name signs, celebrating the 150th anniversary

JR East, a Japanese railway company, sells NFT station name signs, celebrating the 150th anniversary

JR East, a Japanese railway company covering eastern Japan, has begun selling NFT (non-fungible token) ) station name signs, celebrating the 150th anniversary of birth of the Japan’s first railway.
Universal Studios Japan introduces Alipay+ in the park and seeks a chance to collaborate with Fliggy

Universal Studios Japan introduces Alipay+ in the park and seeks a chance to collaborate with Fliggy

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) and Ant Group signed a corporate marketing partnership contract to introduce Alipay+ payment service in the park, expecting that the partnership will raise payment conveniences for visitors to Japan from Asia.
Travel-related online shopping by Japanese households in July 2022 increased by 2.4 times year on year

Travel-related online shopping by Japanese households in July 2022 increased by 2.4 times year on year

Online shopping spending a Japanese household in July 2022 was up 20.4% year on year to 21,940 JPY a month, and travel-related spending was up 2.4 times to 3,595 JYP a household.
A Japanese startup releases a new service to automatize recouping of cancellation fees for hotels or restaurants

A Japanese startup releases a new service to automatize recouping of cancellation fees for hotels or restaurants

Payn, a Japanese startup, has released bata ‘Payn’ to automatize a billing service for hotels or restaurants which have troubles with recouping cancellation fees, financing 90 million JPY from two investors.
Passport renewal in Japan will be made possible online on March 27 2023

Passport renewal in Japan will be made possible online on March 27 2023

Passport renewal in Japan will be made possible online on March 27 2023. A Japanese passport holder will no longer visit an application window for passport renewal procedure.
Searches for travel in Japan on OTA have been growing since lifting of the remaining inbound travel restrictions was announced

Searches for travel in Japan on OTA have been growing since lifting of the remaining inbound travel restrictions was announced

Searches for travel in Japan on major OTAs have been growing since the Japanese government announced the remaining travel restrictions on foreigners would be lifted on October 11 2022.
Sumitomo Mitsui Card, a leading credit card of Japan, visualizes travelers’ cashless payment data on Tourism Forecast Platform

Sumitomo Mitsui Card, a leading credit card of Japan, visualizes travelers’ cashless payment data on Tourism Forecast Platform

Sumitomo Mitsui Card, a leading credit card of Japan, will begin providing its cashless payment data to Tourism Forecast Platform, enabling users to analyze consumption behaviors of domestic and foreign travelers.
HIS invests to a tourism-oriented digital currency/NFT startup to expand its Web 3.0 business space

HIS invests to a tourism-oriented digital currency/NFT startup to expand its Web 3.0 business space

HIS has acquired shares of Rural, a startup to provide tourism-oriented digital currency ‘Rural Coin’ and ‘Rural NFT' to accelerate its new business in a Web 3.0 space.
Tiqets in Europe and Klook in Asia become partners to connect their supply channels for in-destination activity bookings

Tiqets in Europe and Klook in Asia become partners to connect their supply channels for in-destination activity bookings

Amsterdam-based Tiqets and Hong Kong-based Klook made a strategic partnership to connect their supply channels. Each of the brands aims to raise awareness in the partner's market.