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Decline in Japanese tourists raises concerns in Korean tourism industry

SEOUL, Korea - South Korea used to be a dream destination for many Japanese tourists - with the two capitals less than one hour away by flight.

Korean travel agencies ask for government help due to drop in...

SEOUL, Korea - Korean travel agencies asked for financial help from the government on Monday to assuage their financial difficulties amid a sharp decline in the number of Japanese tourists to South Ko

Japanese tourism to South Korea plunges

SEOUL, Korea - Fewer Japanese are going to South Korea amid heightened international tensions over talk of war by North Korea.

Con men target Japanese tourists in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Police in Edinburgh have warned the public to be on their guard after two Japanese tourists were targeted in a bank card scam by men posing as police officers.

VisitBritain goes to Tokyo to secure more business from Japan

VisitBritain is leading a tourism delegation to Japan, the home of 1.7 million High Net Worth Individuals second only to US, to build on the profile Britain received in 2012.

Number of Japanese tourists to Taiwan plummets

The number of Japanese visiting Taiwan fell unexpectedly in September, likely because of the ongoing territorial dispute between Taiwan and Japan over the Diaoyutai Islands, the Tourism Bureau said ye

Japanese guide book: Never call a Scottish person English

A new guide book for Japanese tourists visiting Scotland has warned them to avoid people wearing football shirts, and not to eat flat sausages.

Number of Japanese traveling to Taiwan surges

Following the powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11 last year, a nuclear crisis further damaged the country, along with its tourism industry, while boosting the numbe

Guam invites Japanese visitors to make memories on Guam

TUMON, Guam - Just in time for the New Year, the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) officially launched the “Omoide Guam” Campaign in Japan, Guam’s largest visitor market.

Tourism Australia and Jetstar woo Japanese tourists

Tourism Australia and Jetstar will spend A$10 million ($13 million) on a Japanese advertising campaign in an effort to boost tourist numbers devastated by Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

Chinese and Japanese tourists open their wallets in Korea

Chinese and Japanese visitors like to drop big bucks while traveling in Korea, but what do they tend to buy while they're here?

Number of Japanese overseas travelers forecasted to dip just 2.3 percent...

Today, the Japan Travel Bureau Foundation, based in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, under President Norihito Shiga, held their “Symposium on Trends of the Japanese Overseas Travel Market,” and released the lat

Korea braces for slump in Japanese tourism

Around this time of the year, local businesses related to the tourism industry such as hotels and airlines are busy preparing for the anticipated arrival of Japanese tourists during the Golden Week ho

Japanese tourism to Indonesia drops 7.45 percent in March

The number of Japanese tourists in Indonesia dropped 7.45 percent in March 2011 due to the 9-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) reports.

Indonesia braces for decline in Japanese tourist numbers

Following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, numbers of Japanese tourists visiting Indonesia are expected to decline this year, the government says.

12000 Japanese call off Taiwan trips

TAIPEI, Taiwan — As many as 12,000 Japanese tourists have canceled their trips to Taiwan from now until the end of May due to the earthquake in their country, said Lai Se-chen, head of Taiwan's Tour

Hawaii tourism bracing for Japanese ebb tide

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaii’s Governor Neil Abercrombie stated recently that the loss from the expected downfall in tourism from Japan will be tens of millions of dollars.

3 Japanese tourists dead, 12 hospitalized in Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah — A tour bus carrying Japanese sightseers from Las Vegas to a national park in Utah crashed on Interstate 15, killing three passengers and sending a dozen others to hospitals, autho

Bali to go after Japanese tourists

DENPASAR - Tourism expert I Gede Pitana has called on the Bali tourist authority to improve facilities and immigration services to lure more Japanese tourists to the island.

Shops worried over decline of Japanese tourists

Natsumi Ishikawa, 25, visited Korea on a three-day trip from Saturday to Monday.

New Zealand’s PM courts Japanese tourists

Prime Minister John Key donned his tourism minister's hat in central Tokyo yesterday to promote the rugby World Cup and try to boost flagging numbers of Japanese visitors to New Zealand.

Japanese tourists returning to Korea

Japanese tourists are returning to South Korea as worries ease over the spread of the influenza A (H1N1) virus.

Japan arrivals drop sharply, costing Hawaii millions

The number of Japanese visitors arriving in Hawai'i plunged over the last two weeks amid swine-flu fears — even though Hawai'i cases have remained few and mild — and cancellations over the next fe

Flu, stronger won end flood of Japanese tourists

The number of Japanese tourists visiting Korea has been decreasing since April due to the recent scare over the (A)H1N1 influenza virus in Korea and the strengthening of the Korean currency against th

China probes tourists’ illegal organ transplants

BEIJING — China will investigate whether 17 Japanese tourists received illegal organ transplants, state media said Tuesday.

Despite economic slump, more Japanese tourists expected: Lai

Despite the current global economic downturn, the number of Japanese tourist arrivals is expected to increase by 4 percent to 5 percent this year, Tourism Bureau Director General Janice Lai said Wedne

Taiwan to give out subsidies to Japanese tourists

Taipei -Taiwan plans to pay subsidies to group-tour Japanese visitors to stem a decrease in their number.

2 Japanese tourists kidnapped in Yemen: security official

SAN'A, Yemen — Two Japanese tourists were kidnapped Wednesday by unknown assailants in Yemen's Marib province, a security official and a tribal leader said.

Japanese tourists spend extra week on Denali glacier

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Ten tourists who got caught in strong winds and a blizzard and were almost out of food were flown off a glacier on Mount McKinley over the weekend.The bad weather turned a weeklong stay into a two-week adventure that ended Sunday.Hudson Air made four trips to retrieve a dozen people from the Ruth Glacier, a base camp at 5,500 feet.

Japanese travellers appear to be taking a rest

Japan's outbound travel boom appears to be over after reporting three years of stagnation. The good news is that Japanese arrivals to Thailand are bucking the trend.