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JNTO survey finds 40% of travelers from Taiwan and Hong Kong have visited Japan four times or more

JNTO survey finds 40% of travelers from Taiwan and Hong Kong have visited Japan four times or more

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)'s survey finds that potential visitors to Japan are estimated at about 330 million out of the total population of 4.5 billion in 22 focus markets. About 40% of overseas travel experiences in Taiwan and Hong Kong have visited Japan four times or more.
JNTO virtual tours and cross-border e-commerce on the Alibaba platform were joined by 1.35 million Chinese viewers

JNTO virtual tours and cross-border e-commerce on the Alibaba platform were joined by 1.35 million Chinese viewers

Chineses viewers of the virtual tours connected to cross-border e-commerce on the Alibaba platform, which were broadcasted by Japan National Tourism Organization reached 1.35 million in total.
ANA Group and partners launch a concierge brand for luxury travelers to create unique and rich experiences

ANA Group and partners launch a concierge brand for luxury travelers to create unique and rich experiences

ANA X and ANA Business Jet, ANA Group companies, have joined ‘Travel concierge services for luxury travelers’ program to launch ‘nfinity,’ a travel concierge brand, which is engaged in development of unique and rich experiences.
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry requests government's initiatives for tourism recovery, including effective operation of Go To Travel

The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry requests government's initiatives for tourism recovery, including effective operation of Go To Travel

The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) Tourism Committee compiled requests for tourism recovery in Japan, including effective operation of ‘Go To Travel’ and extension of the program.
Unreasonable challenges remain in entry into Japan, taking three hours to leave an airport, even though restrictions are eased

Unreasonable challenges remain in entry into Japan, taking three hours to leave an airport, even though restrictions are eased

This is the story that I, as Travel Voice reporter, experienced the first overseas coverage for Hawaii in the past two years and a half. I found that there were still a lot of challenges for outbound travel from Japan or inbound travel to Japan. Unreasonable procedures waited for me when I arrived in Japan.
Virtual tourism tour combined with live e-commerce for Kagoshima was broadcasted to Chinese high-end consumers

Virtual tourism tour combined with live e-commerce for Kagoshima was broadcasted to Chinese high-end consumers

Kouraku Japan, a marketing company for Chinese high-end consumers, broadcasted a virtual tourism tour combined with live e-commerce for Kagoshima Prefecture on Alibaba Group’s ‘Fliggy,’
Japanese government will ease the border restrictions on March 1, maintaining the most severe level among G7 nations

Japanese government will ease the border restrictions on March 1, maintaining the most severe level among G7 nations

Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida officially announced that the current border restrictions will gradually be eased on March 1, adding that the most severe level among G7 nations will be maintained.
JNTO research finds Tokyo Olympics 2020 motivates 390 million people in the world to visit Japan in the future

JNTO research finds Tokyo Olympics 2020 motivates 390 million people in the world to visit Japan in the future

JNTO announced results of its research on how Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics affected foreign people’s willingness to visit Japan, and ‘higher value-added travel,’ ‘sustainable tourism’ and ‘adventure tourism’ as its promotional focuses.
How did foreign media report Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics? Seeing technology, hospitality and multi-languages as legacies

How did foreign media report Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics? Seeing technology, hospitality and multi-languages as legacies

How did foreign media in Japan see Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in the last summer? Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) issued a summarized report.
International arrivals in Japan totaled 246,000 in 2021, down 94% over 2020 or down 99.2% over 2019

International arrivals in Japan totaled 246,000 in 2021, down 94% over 2020 or down 99.2% over 2019

The number of international arrivals in Japan in 2021 was 245,900, down 94% over 2020 (4,115,828) or down 99.2% over pre-COVID-19 2019 (31,882,049), according to JNTO.
30%  in U.K. and 26% in Australia say that Tokyo 2020 could be a motivation to visit Japan in the future

30% in U.K. and 26% in Australia say that Tokyo 2020 could be a motivation to visit Japan in the future

According to JTB Tourism Research & Consulting survey, the ratios of people who have been motivated to visit Japan by Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were 6% in China, 30.2% in U.K. and 26.7% in Australia.
JR EAST, a Japan’s railway company, launches an information site exclusively for Taiwaneses travelers to Japan

JR EAST, a Japan’s railway company, launches an information site exclusively for Taiwaneses travelers to Japan

JR EAST launched ‘JR TIMES,’ an travel information site exclusively for Taiwanese travelers for the future, offering a cross-border EC function to sell limited local products in Japan.
International arrivals in Japan were just 20,000 in November 2021, before quarantine enhancement due to Omicron variant

International arrivals in Japan were just 20,000 in November 2021, before quarantine enhancement due to Omicron variant

The number of international arrivals in Japan in November 2021 was 20,700 only, 63.5% fewer than a year ago. Omicron variant has forced the Japanese government to suspend the deregulations for a month at least.
Global travel restrictions still limited international visitors to Japan with 22,000 only in October 2021

Global travel restrictions still limited international visitors to Japan with 22,000 only in October 2021

The number of international visitors to Japan in October 2021 was 22,100 only even though the Japanese government has eased entry restrictions for vaccinated international visitors since October.
Japan eases the quarantine regulation for vaccinated business persons and restarts accepting new international students

Japan eases the quarantine regulation for vaccinated business persons and restarts accepting new international students

The Japanese government has shortened the quarantine days for vaccinated business persons to three days and restarted accepting new international students and technical trainees since November 8 2021.
Japan National Tourism Organization addresses sustainable tourism more seriously, particularly eyeing the Europe market

Japan National Tourism Organization addresses sustainable tourism more seriously, particularly eyeing the Europe market

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is addressing sustainable tourism in Japan more seriously from standpoints of protecting and cultivating ‘environment,’ ‘culture’ and ‘economy’ in local communities, particularly focusing on the European market.
International visitors to Japan declined again to 17,700 in September 2021 after the end of Olympics and Paralympics

International visitors to Japan declined again to 17,700 in September 2021 after the end of Olympics and Paralympics

The number of international visitors to Japan in September 2021 reduced again to 17,700 from 51,000 in July and 26,000 in August because Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics ended.
How does Hoshino Resorts CEO foresee recovery of international travel to Japan, saying “It is not so easy”

How does Hoshino Resorts CEO foresee recovery of international travel to Japan, saying “It is not so easy”

Yoshiharu Hoshino, Hoshino Resorts CEO, talked about the current business condition and the future business at ‘Hoshino Resorts LIVE 2021 Autumn.' He said international travelers to Japan would not come back easily .
Shizuoka Prefecture organizes an event to control a drone remotely from Singapore to introduce tourism attractions

Shizuoka Prefecture organizes an event to control a drone remotely from Singapore to introduce tourism attractions

Shizuoka Prefecture will organize a virtual event ‘Mt. Fuji Drone Challenge in Asagiri’ for Singaporean to control a drone remotely to experience tourism attractions virtually.
Japan National Tourism Organization will organize an online business meeting for inbound travel in March 2022

Japan National Tourism Organization will organize an online business meeting for inbound travel in March 2022

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will organize ‘VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2021’ for the inbound travel market as a full online event from March 1 to 3 2022, joined by 70 overseas buyers and 70 domestic sellers.