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.
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,’
Telecom Square begins offering a contactless Wi-Fi router rental service in Japan’s major international airports
Telecom Square began offering ‘WiFiBox,’ a an automatic and contactless Wi-Fi router rental service in major airports, such as Narita and Haneda, and The rental price is very competitive at 300 JPY a day or more.
‘Regya Pass! (Leisure Pass in English),’ a subscription service for leisure facilities, will be available for amusement parks, theme-parks, aquariums, zoos, museums, onsen or even camping.
ANA NEO, a virtual travel platform development company of ANA Group, has raised 4.5 billion JPY in total to develop a Metaverse travel ‘SKY WHALE.'
Metaverse space of Kyoto City opens in a virtual space Shibuya to deliver tradition and tourism attractions
Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) opened Metaverse space ‘Kyoto PlLUS X’ in virtual space ‘Shibuya Miyashita Park Powered by PARALLEL SITE’ to deliver and experience tradition and tourism attractions virtually.
OYO Japan will change its corporate and brand names to ‘Tabist,’ including ‘OYO Ryokan,’ on April 1 2022. Ryota Tanozaki, OYO Japan President, explained the reasons and its new strategy for Japan market.
Nippon Travel Agency organizes a SDGs-themed metaverse event, offering chances for avatars to move in the virtual space
Nippon Travel Agency (NTA) will hold SDGs-themed metaverse event ‘GO!SDGs’ on March 25 2022 in cooperation with GAIA LINK. Applicants can freely move as avatars in the virtual space.
Baseball stadium ‘Tokyo Dome,' a home of Yomiuri Giants, introduced the Panasonic’s face recognition system for admission and payment on ‘facethru’ platform provided by Tokyo Dome.
Metaverse ‘Virtual Osaka’ creates ‘New Cities’ to appeal Osaka toward EXPO 2025, connecting ‘Virtual Shibuya’ in the warp zone
Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City has started offering Metaverse ‘Virtual Osaka,' creating ‘New Cities’ virtually redesigned shopping streets and tourist spots in Osaka City, to appeal Osaka toward EXPO 2025 Osaka Kansai.
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.
The top internet service was Yahoo! Japan with the reach rate of 68.9% a month, followed by Goggle with 65.1%, according to Nielsen Digital’s ‘Tops of 2021: Digital in Japan’ ranking.
Tourism Ministry of Japan uses ‘Pokémon GO’ to help travelers discover local history in a designated city
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has launched the ‘Pokémon GO’ program in Odawara City to help visitors discover local history by virtually placing poke stops on the game.
JAL has started accepting vaccination record registration in addition to PCR test result on digital health certificate app ‘VeriFly’ for its flights from Japan to U.S.
Tourism-typed MaaS is tested in Mt. Fuji area to demonstrate payment and transportation by face recognition
Mt.Fuji Area Tourism DX Innovation Consortium including Panasonic begins demonstration tests for ‘free-hand tourism’ in the area by using face recognition digital pass for payments and entries in Fuji Kyuko railway and tourism facilities.
One of major travel agencies in Japan tests its original vaccination passport on LINE, the Japanese largest chat app
one of major travel agencies in Japan, Developing its original vaccination passport ‘Smart Corona Pass,’ working on LINE, Tobu Top Tours will use it for the government-led vaccination package demonstration program.
Face recognition system is tested to Mt.Fuji climbers for their vaccination or negative certificates and health conditions
Shizuoka Prefecture and NEC will test the face recognition system for about 100 participants in trekking tours to Mt. Fuji to check their registered vaccination or negative certificates on the app.
HIS International Tours, a local firm of HIS in America, has launched ‘Copolo,’ an online booking site exclusively for sustainable travel, in collaboration with CHOOOSE, a startup of Norway.
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.
Nihon Unisys links to activity booking ‘Asoview!’ platform to enrich B2B distribution for tourism operators
Nihon Unisys travel product distribution platform ‘Offer Links’ and ‘asoview! Agent’ platform for travel agents are linked to deal with Asoview! contents not only as affiliate-typed products but also as their original products.