Arrival test and quarantine in Japan will be exempted for visitors from low-risk countries and regions on June 1
The Japanese government has decided that international visitors to Japan from designated low-risk countries and regions will be exempted from arrival test and quarantine on June 1, raising the entry ceiling from 10,000 entries a day today to 20,000 entries a day.
Japan Tourism Agency will develop a pilot program to restart receiving leisure-purpose inbound travel by the end of Mayto draw up a guideline for tour operators and accommodation providers.
Spending by international visitors in Japan amounted to 35.2 billion JPY for the first three months of 2022
Spending by international visitors in Japan amounted to 35.2 billion JPY for the first three months of 2022. Based on 100,566 visitors, spending a visitor was 350,225 JPY.
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.
Japanese tourism organizations and transportation companies demand ease of travel restrictions to the Transport Minister
Tourism-related organizations, including Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) and Japan Travel and Tourism Association, ANA, JAL and JR Group together requested ease of travel restrictions to Tetsuo Saito, Minster of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
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,’
The total number of Japanese guest nights in the calendar year of 2021 was down 0.2% year on year to 310.8 million, which were 35.3% fewer guests nights than 2019. The occupancy rate was 34.5% overall, 28.2 lower points than 2019.
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 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 in Japan see Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in the last summer? Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) issued a summarized report.
Mastercard and Wakayama Prefecture signed a five-years strategic partnership agreement for tourism promotions and DX, such as cashless or contactless payment system, for smaller businesses.
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 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.
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.
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.
Japanese interpreter tour guides serve online tours for Olympic athletes forcibly staying in accommodations
For locked Olympic and Paralympic athletes, a website operator for inbound travelers serves online tours in cooperation with about 150 interpreter tour guides nationwide.
More than 90% of tour operators for international travelers in Japan are at the brink of devastation with loss of labour force
More than 90% of Japanese tour operators for international visitors cut jobs, and 40% have cut more than half of jobs in the pandemic, which will possibly be a big hurdle to catch a recovery wave, Japan Inbound Media Consortium (JIMC)'s survey says.
Five leading organizations for Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer have decided to give up welcoming foreign spectators to ensure safe and security for Japanese people and to pay sold tickets back.
The Playbook for stakeholders of Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020 is unveiled to ensure a safe event
The first Playbook for stakeholders is unveiled to show principles in order of time, before your travel, entering Japan, at the games and leaving Japan, and also what you have to ensure all the time, including ‘Do not use public transport unless given permission.'
Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, deliver live Ninja experience in Japanese and English to guide martial arts
Odawara Tourism Association in Kanagawa Prefecture has started selling online tour ‘Online Ninja Experience (ONE),' expecting that Ninja will be a tourism content to attract international travelers after the pandemic.