Tag: Japanese tourists

Leaving Japan as a tourist: It will cost you!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2018 21:03

On Jan. 7, the Japanese government will introduce an international tourist tax. The tax of ¥1,000 (About $10) will be collected from every traveler when they depart from Japan. Japanese ... Read More

Decline in Japanese tourists raises concerns in Korean tourism industry

editor editor- June 11, 2013 05:00

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. Read More

Korean travel agencies ask for government help due to drop in Japanese tourism

editor editor- April 24, 2013 09:49

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 ... Read More

Japanese tourism to South Korea plunges

editor editor- April 17, 2013 06:18

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

Con men target Japanese tourists in Edinburgh

editor editor- January 28, 2013 07:26

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 ... Read More

VisitBritain goes to Tokyo to secure more business from Japan

editor editor- November 22, 2012 04:50

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. Read More

Number of Japanese tourists to Taiwan plummets

editor editor- November 7, 2012 04:23

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 Read More

Japanese guide book: Never call a Scottish person English

editor editor- July 3, 2012 07:27

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

Number of Japanese traveling to Taiwan surges

editor editor- March 12, 2012 05:48

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 ... Read More

Guam invites Japanese visitors to make memories on Guam

editor editor- January 11, 2012 07:19

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. Read More

Tourism Australia and Jetstar woo Japanese tourists

editor editor- October 31, 2011 04:34

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. Read More

Chinese and Japanese tourists open their wallets in Korea

editor editor- September 10, 2011 07:12

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

Number of Japanese overseas travelers forecasted to dip just 2.3 percent in 2011

editor editor- July 21, 2011 08:22

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 Read More

Korea braces for slump in Japanese tourism

editor editor- April 19, 2011 05:19

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 ... Read More

Japanese tourism to Indonesia drops 7.45 percent in March

editor editor- April 4, 2011 05:19

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. Read More

Indonesia braces for decline in Japanese tourist numbers

editor editor- March 25, 2011 03:54

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

12000 Japanese call off Taiwan trips

editor editor- March 19, 2011 04:57

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 ... Read More

Hawaii tourism bracing for Japanese ebb tide

editor editor- March 17, 2011 04:20

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. Read More

3 Japanese tourists dead, 12 hospitalized in Utah

editor editor- August 11, 2010 02:31

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 ... Read More

Bali to go after Japanese tourists

editor editor- January 28, 2010 07:24

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. Read More

Shops worried over decline of Japanese tourists

editor editor- November 17, 2009 05:30

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

New Zealand’s PM courts Japanese tourists

editor editor- October 29, 2009 05:13

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 ... Read More

Japanese tourists returning to Korea

editor editor- September 21, 2009 04:01

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

Japan arrivals drop sharply, costing Hawaii millions

editor editor- May 20, 2009 04:29

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 ... Read More

Flu, stronger won end flood of Japanese tourists

editor editor- May 18, 2009 03:50

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 ... Read More

China probes tourists’ illegal organ transplants

editor editor- February 18, 2009 03:05

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

Despite economic slump, more Japanese tourists expected: Lai

editor editor- February 13, 2009 03:14

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 ... Read More

Taiwan to give out subsidies to Japanese tourists

editor editor- October 15, 2008 04:40

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

2 Japanese tourists kidnapped in Yemen: security official

editor editor- May 8, 2008 04:58

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. Read More

Japanese tourists spend extra week on Denali glacier

editor editor- April 8, 2008 01:18

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 ... Read More

Japanese travellers appear to be taking a rest

editor editor- February 12, 2008 06:04

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. Read More

Japan to Help Bulgaria Become More Attractive for Japanese Tourists

editor editor- February 5, 2008 03:03

Bulgarian page on the European Tourism Commission site (http://www.visiteurope.com/) is already translated into Japanese language. This gives big source of information about Bulgaria to every Japanese citizen, decided to learn ... Read More

Lanka’s true image vital to attract Japanese tourists

editor editor- January 27, 2008 05:38

Sri Lanka's image tarnished by irresponsible media publicity as a trouble-hit country should be changed. This will make Sri Lanka a number one tourist destination among Japanese people who are ... Read More

Japanese tourists love New York a little less each year

editor editor- January 16, 2008 05:28

A breakdown of the city's latest tourism estimates suggests that Britons (1.46 million), Canadians (880,000), and Germans (470,000) comprised the biggest crowds of international visitors to New York in 2007. Read More

Fuel surcharges could deter visitors to Hawaii

editor editor- January 8, 2008 05:00

Honolulu - Another increase in the fuel surcharges on Japan Air Lines flights has travel officials here worried about the impact on Japanese visitors — especially families — coming to ... Read More