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Japan readies for tourism as state of emergency is lifted

Japan’s regions are preparing to welcome tourists again following the lifting of the state of emergency for Tokyo and four neighbouring prefectures, imposed last...

Japan declares state of emergency for seven prefectures

Seven Japanese prefectures, including Tokyo, entered a month-long state of emergency at midnight on April 7, as part of the government's efforts to stem...

Japan to enter state of emergency; earmarks US$990 billion stimulus

Japan is set to declare a month-long state of emergency as soon as Tuesday that will cover Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures, in...

Olympic postponement an option, says Japan’s PM

It may become "inevitable" to postpone the Olympics amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Japan's prime minister conceded on Monday (March 23), after the International Olympic...

Western Japan floods disrupt tourism businesses

The travel industry in western Japan has been hard-hit by the floods in the region, some of the worst the country has seen in...

Trio of Princess ships to sail from Taiwan this year

Princess Cruises is this year deploying three ships to Taiwan for the first time, with Majestic Princess, Sun Princess and Diamond Princess offering over...

Exo Travel appoints GM for Japan

Mark Holguin has been appointed as general manager of Exo Travel Japan to expand the DMC's presence in the country.

Carnival strikes port development deal with Japan’s Sasebo

Carnival Corporation has signed an agreement with the Japanese port city of Sasebo, which will see the company invest in the construction of a...

Small towns, big dreams

FITs and small groups are the target of bureaux hailing from lesser-known destinations in Japan.

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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