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Japan expands state of emergency as infections surge on

Japan's state of emergency will cover eight more prefectures from August 27 until September 12, a decision that has been made in consideration of...

Tokyo Olympics bans spectators amid Covid-19 emergency

The Olympics Games in Japan will take place without spectators in host city Tokyo, as a spike in Covid-19 cases forced the country to...

Japan ponders state of emergency extension

Japan may be forced to endure a longer pandemic-induced state of emergency beyond May 31, as current measures fail to show sufficient decline in...

Pandemic sparks demand for private jets in Japan

Demand for private jets in Japan is seeing record growth among high-end business and leisure travellers who are seeking to avoid crowds and maintain...

JTB’s new venture lets users travel virtually around Japan

Japan’s largest travel agency has launched a virtual reality tourism resource that aims to introduce remotely the country’s top destinations, experiences and products amid...

Pandemic shrinks Japan’s travel surplus by a fifth in 2020

Japan’s travel surplus in 2020 shrank by almost one fifth year-on-year as a result of international travel bans implemented to stop the Covid-19 spread,...

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...

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