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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

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

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

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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
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Visitors from 73 countries now banned from entering Japan

mm 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

2020 Olympics Delay: Crushing for Tokyo hospitality
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2020 Olympics Delay: Crushing for Tokyo hospitality

editor editor- April 1, 2020

Japanese lodging companies - especially hoteliers - were banking on a strong tourist year to compensate for significant capital investments. ... Read More

Japanese government official: No plans for state of emergency
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Japanese government official: No plans for state of emergency

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced on Monday that rumors that the country's government is planning to declare a ... Read More

Japan launches virtual tourist experiences for home-bound travelers
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Japan launches virtual tourist experiences for home-bound travelers

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

While travelers worldwide are self-isolating, the Japan National Tourism Organization is encouraging people to satisfy their wanderlust remotely by providing ... Read More

Tokyo 2020 Olympics delayed until summer of 2021
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics delayed until summer of 2021

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach held a telephone conference today, where it was ... Read More

Japanese Olympic Committee official: 2020 Tokyo Olympics must be delayed
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Japanese Olympic Committee official: 2020 Tokyo Olympics must be delayed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

A senior Japanese Olympic Committee official today said that Tokyo Olympics should be delayed. “It should be postponed under the ... Read More

How Hawaiian Airlines is cutting flights?
Airline News

How Hawaiian Airlines is cutting flights?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2020

Hawaii wants visitors not to come. Of course, Hawaiian Airlines knows besides leisure travel, business and family travel has an ... Read More

JR Central in Japan introduces new reservation system
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JR Central in Japan introduces new reservation system

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020

Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) will launch an official online reservation service March 21  allowing overseas travelers to purchase, ... Read More

Disney closures around the globe due to COVID-19 coronavirus
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Disney closures around the globe due to COVID-19 coronavirus

editor editor- March 13, 2020

Disney closures are happening around the world due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The Disneyland website issued the following statement ... Read More

Japan is going all out to help medium to small businesses hurt by COVID-19
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Japan is going all out to help medium to small businesses hurt by COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2020

The Japanese government unveiled on Tuesday the second package of measures worth about 430.8 billion Yen or 4.11 billion USD ... Read More

Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Asia Coronavirus COVID-19 Update: Travel Restrictions, Current Situation

editor editor- March 5, 2020

In early January 2020, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan City, Hubei, China. The ... Read More

European Outlook on Tourism with COVID-19
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European Outlook on Tourism with COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 29, 2020

The European Tour Operator Association under their outspoken CEO Tom Jenkins provided a sobering outlook on the European Travel and ... Read More

Disney closing due to Coronavirus in Japan
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Disney closing due to Coronavirus in Japan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2020

The Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan will close for two weeks starting Saturday as a precaution to prevent the spread ... Read More

Travel Warnings against South Korea
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Travel Warnings against South Korea

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 28, 2020

The United States Government issued a level 3 travel advisory for the Republic of Korea. The recent outbreak of Coronavirus ... Read More

Hawaii passengers on Diamond Princess cruise free of coronavirus
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Hawaii passengers on Diamond Princess cruise free of coronavirus

editor editor- February 28, 2020

Two couples from Hawaii who were on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship are getting close to the end of ... Read More

Israel taking steps to minimize global spread of Coronavirus COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Israel taking steps to minimize global spread of Coronavirus COVID-19

editor editor- February 26, 2020

Israel is taking no chances with the outbreak and spread of coronavirus COVID-19. Numerous flights have been cancelled and foreigners ... Read More

ANA: 20 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jets
Airline News

ANA: 20 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner Jets

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 25, 2020

Boeing and ANA HOLDINGS INC.announced the Japanese airline group today decided to acquire up to 20 more 787 Dreamliner airplanes. ... Read More

Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?
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Are Japanese travelers spreading Coronavirus unknowingly?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

A Japanese man has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) shortly after returning from a visit to Indonesia, ... Read More

U.S. State Department alert for Japan and the Republic of Korea on COVID-19 outbreak
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U.S. State Department alert for Japan and the Republic of Korea on COVID-19 outbreak

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

Exercise Increased Caution due to an outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2).    This is the message on ... Read More

Nine countries put Japan on ‘do not go’ list due to coronavirus spread
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Nine countries put Japan on ‘do not go’ list due to coronavirus spread

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2020

Nine countries called for travel restrictions to Japan, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu said during a press conference in Tokyo. ... Read More

Coronavirus Hot Spots: On Cruise Ships and Airplanes
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Coronavirus Hot Spots: On Cruise Ships and Airplanes

editor editor- February 21, 2020

Despite a two-week quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that ended Wednesday in Japan, a growing number of coronavirus ... Read More

Travel sentiment for European destinations on the rise
European travel news

Travel sentiment for European destinations on the rise

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020

The European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA), Eurail B.V. and the European Commission, have today released the ... Read More

Japan won’t cancel or relocate 2020 Summer Olympics over coronavirus fears
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Japan won’t cancel or relocate 2020 Summer Olympics over coronavirus fears

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are scheduled to be held between July 24 and August 9 and the ... Read More

Towards a Sustainable Future:  Energy Conversion Efficiency
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Towards a Sustainable Future: Energy Conversion Efficiency

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- February 17, 2020

 Scientists formulate a new innovation that can measure thermal energy to understand more about the processes of energy-converting systems like ... Read More

Solids and Liquids Could Be More Alike than We Thought
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Solids and Liquids Could Be More Alike than We Thought

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- February 15, 2020

Scientists explain how exotic phenomena involving electrons in certain solid systems are similar to particles in certain liquid systems or ... Read More

Japan confirms its first coronavirus death
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Japan confirms its first coronavirus death

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2020

Japan's Health Minister Katsunobu Kato made an announcement today, confirming that a woman in her 80s, living in the Kanagawa ... Read More

10 new coronavirus cases confirmed aboard Princess Cruises ship quarantined off Yokohama
Travel Safety & Emergencies

10 new coronavirus cases confirmed aboard Princess Cruises ship quarantined off Yokohama

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020

Japanese authorities confirmed 'at least ten' new coronavirus cases among 3,700 passengers of Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess cruise ship that ... Read More

JTB with two sub-brands at ITB Berlin 2020
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JTB with two sub-brands at ITB Berlin 2020

Syndicated Content Editor Syndicated Content Editor- January 30, 2020

JTB Corp.’s two sub-brands will be present during ITB Berlin 2020. The Global DMC Network by JTB Group (network of ... Read More

ANA boosts long-haul flying from Tokyo Haneda Airport
Airline News

ANA boosts long-haul flying from Tokyo Haneda Airport

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 25, 2020

All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced that it will be launching new Tokyo-Istanbul service on July 6. New Istanbul flight will ... Read More

Tourism boom: Japan to see highest growth in international arrivals by 2022
Travel Destination

Tourism boom: Japan to see highest growth in international arrivals by 2022

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

The tourism industry is forecast to maintain steady growth up to 2022, driven by the rise of middle and upper ... Read More

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