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Hokkaido enters state of emergency as Covid-19 threat rises

Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido has declared a state of emergency on Friday (February 28) following the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. "Hokkaido...

Ainu-centric tourism takes off in Japan as indigenous people gain legal...

The travel trade in Hokkaido is ramping up efforts to develop Ainu-focused tourism, following the enactment of a Japanese law in April that recognises...

Luxury travel sector rebounds in post-quake Hokkaido

Hokkaido was struck by two earthquakes in recent months, but tourism business has been quick to rebound particularly in the high-end sector, according to...

Japan dangles huge incentives to lure tourists back to quake-hit Hokkaido

Travel companies across Hokkaido are welcoming an initiative from the national government that will provide subsidies of up to 20,000 yen (US$176) per night...

For Japan, a return to business as usual after disasters

As Japan picks up the pieces from two major natural disasters that struck the nation in the space of three days, it is now...

Niseko: not just a winter destination

Not content with being seen as a winter destination, Niseko and its surrounds aspire to boost summer visitor numbers.

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