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Japan travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Japan is an island country located in East Asia. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east, and spans more than 3,000 kilometers along the coast of the continent from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Philippine Sea in the south

Eight people dead, thousands stranded as huge snowstorm hits Japan
Japan travel news

Eight people dead, thousands stranded as huge snowstorm hits Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2021

During the worst of the snow, about 1,500 vehicles were stranded on the Hokuriku Expressway in Fukui Perfection Read More

Tokyo declares state of emergency after new COVID-19 cases soar
Japan travel news

Tokyo declares state of emergency after new COVID-19 cases soar

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021

State of emergency declared in greater Tokyo area as record number of new COVID-19 cases sparking fears Japan's hospitals will ... Read More

Best Passports to have: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany
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Best Passports to have: Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 6, 2021

The US or UK Passport only gives access to 75 countries visa free. This is bringing the value of the ... Read More

Japan closes borders, bans all foreigners from entering the country
Japan travel news

Japan closes borders, bans all foreigners from entering the country

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 26, 2020

Japanese authorities announced today that the country's borders will be closed to all foreign visitors from December 28 until the ... Read More

Tokyo Olympics set to refund almost one fifth of all tickets sold
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Tokyo Olympics set to refund almost one fifth of all tickets sold

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 3, 2020

Tokyo Olympic Games were scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Games' ... Read More

Qatar Airways resumes flights to Tokyo Haneda
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Qatar Airways resumes flights to Tokyo Haneda

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020

Qatar Airways announced that it will resume three-weekly flights to Tokyo Haneda, Japan from 11 December 2020. Services to the ... Read More

New coronavirus strain found in Japanese bat cave
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New coronavirus strain found in Japanese bat cave

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 7, 2020

Japanese scientists from the University of Tokyo have discovered a new strain of coronavirus in the dung of cave-dwelling bats. ... Read More

Dusit International to manage its first Dusit Thani hotel in Kyoto, Japan
Hotel & Resort News

Dusit International to manage its first Dusit Thani hotel in Kyoto, Japan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020

Dusit International, one of Thailand's major hotel and property development companies, has signed a hotel management agreement with Yasuda Real ... Read More

All Nippon Airways to  become first sustainable fuel airline in Asia
Airline News

All Nippon Airways to become first sustainable fuel airline in Asia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This ... Read More

UK and Japan sign post-Brexit free trade agreement
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UK and Japan sign post-Brexit free trade agreement

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

The United Kingdom and Japan today signed a post-Brexit bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) which is expected to guarantee that ... Read More

Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Tokyo flights
Airline News

Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Tokyo flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020

National flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia, PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, announced that ... Read More

Japan – Hawaii, and Hawaii -Japan Travel Bubbles
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Japan – Hawaii, and Hawaii -Japan Travel Bubbles

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2020

Why is it that the Japanese love Hawaii and visiting Hawaii more than any other vacation destination in the world? ... Read More

Russia resumes Japan, Serbia and Cuba flights
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Russia resumes Japan, Serbia and Cuba flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Russia announced that it is resuming flights with three more countries: Serbia, Japan and Cuba. According to the order of ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces three new properties
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces three new properties

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today announced three new properties with the latest San Francisco, Madrid and Tokyo openings. The ... Read More

Self-driving Technology for Travels in Japan
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Self-driving Technology for Travels in Japan

editor editor- September 7, 2020

Self-driving technology promises to revolutionize the way we get from one place to another. It could slash the cost of ... Read More

All-new Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi soars above the city
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All-new Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi soars above the city

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 1, 2020

Rising above Tokyo's oldest neighborhood and just steps away to the Imperial Palace, the all-new, thoroughly modern Four Seasons Hotel ... Read More

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls it quits
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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls it quits

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 28, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced that he is stepping down. The announcement came just hours after he informed his ... Read More

Tokyo introduces transparent ‘smartglass’ public toilets
Japan travel news

Tokyo introduces transparent ‘smartglass’ public toilets

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

New high-tech restrooms are being built in Japanese capital city as part of the Tokyo Toilets project launched by the ... Read More

Japan to reopen tourism with Hawaii, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Korea, Singapore
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Japan to reopen tourism with Hawaii, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Myanmar, Korea, Singapore

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2020

Hawaii without Japanese tourists is an unreal feeling for almost everyone living in the Aloha State. Japanese Prime Minister Abe ... Read More

Japan kicks off domestic tourism campaign despite spike in new COVID-19 cases
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Japan kicks off domestic tourism campaign despite spike in new COVID-19 cases

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020

In a bid to revive its shattered travel industry, Japan's tourism launched a national travel campaign today, amid criticism over ... Read More

Tokyo Olympics organizers: Postponed Games will keep same venues and schedules
Sports Travel News

Tokyo Olympics organizers: Postponed Games will keep same venues and schedules

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 18, 2020

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games organizers announced today that all venues and the schedule of competitions for the postponed event will ... Read More

Japanese Ambassador Pays Farewell Courtesy Call on Minister Bartlett
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Japanese Ambassador Pays Farewell Courtesy Call on Minister Bartlett

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020

The Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, (seen left in the photo) on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, ... Read More

Renew, Refresh, Rejuvenate at Kiroro Resort, Hokkaido
Japan travel news

Renew, Refresh, Rejuvenate at Kiroro Resort, Hokkaido

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 2, 2020

Kiroro, a pristine gem in the heart of Hokkaido, is pleased to announce that it has re-opened for guests from ... Read More

Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan
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Guam postpones reopening of travel for Japan, South Korea & Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 26, 2020

Prioritizing the safety of island residents and travelers, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has announced that the reopening of travel ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau Meets New Consular General Kobayashi of Japan
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Guam Visitors Bureau Meets New Consular General Kobayashi of Japan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 19, 2020

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) met with the new Consular General of Japan Toshiaki Kobayashi on June 17, 2020, to ... Read More

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts elevates presence in Japan
Hotel & Resort News

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts elevates presence in Japan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 17, 2020

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company, today announced the continued expansion of its portfolio in Japan, ... Read More

Big 6.7 earthquake off Japan
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Big 6.7 earthquake off Japan

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 13, 2020

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has reported that there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii following a  big 6.7-magnitude earthquake ... Read More

Chronic bone and joint diseases: Scientists explain
Business Travel News

Chronic bone and joint diseases: Scientists explain

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020

Scientists explain the role of a certain protein in the generation of cells critical to bone maintenance Chronic bone and ... Read More

Auckland to Tokyo on Air New Zealand
Airline News

Auckland to Tokyo on Air New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020

Air New Zealand, the flag carrier of New Zealand and member of Star Alliance will be resuming its flight from ... Read More

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka: Sake Dedication and Ground-breaking Ceremony
Hotel & Resort News

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka: Sake Dedication and Ground-breaking Ceremony

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 7, 2020

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, together with Taisei Corporation and Kanden Realty & Development, completed the official ... Read More

Tokyo Narita Airport quarantines arriving passenger in a cardboard box
Airport news

Tokyo Narita Airport quarantines arriving passenger in a cardboard box

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 13, 2020

All passengers arriving in Japan at Tokyo Narita airport among others are tested for Coronavirus upon landing.  Tokyo Narita Airport baggage ... Read More

Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto tells tourists to stay away
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto tells tourists to stay away

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2020

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said she was targeting a range of businesses for shutdowns from Saturday during a month-long emergency ... Read More

How to Make Ramen Noodles Restaurant Worthy
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How to Make Ramen Noodles Restaurant Worthy

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 8, 2020

What to cook for dinner? In this COVID-19 coronavirus age of #stayathome and limited supplies at the grocery stores, many ... Read More

Tokyo 2020 organizers cancel Olympic Flame display in Fukushima
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Tokyo 2020 organizers cancel Olympic Flame display in Fukushima

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee officials announced today that the exhibition of the Olympic Flame will be closed. The exhibition was ... Read More

Abe: COVID-19 state of emergency will be declared in Tokyo
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Abe: COVID-19 state of emergency will be declared in Tokyo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

Over 3,500 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Japan and 85 have died so far, and the numbers have ... Read More

Visitors from 73 countries now banned from entering Japan
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Visitors from 73 countries now banned from entering Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020

Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, announced today that Japan is expanding a ban on entry by non-Japanese citizens and residents ... Read More

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