Category: Japan travel news

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

Tokyo introduces transparent ‘smartglass’ public toilets
Japan travel news

Tokyo introduces transparent ‘smartglass’ public toilets

mm 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

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

mm 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

mm 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
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Renew, Refresh, Rejuvenate at Kiroro Resort, Hokkaido

mm 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

mm 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

mm 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
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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

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
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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
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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
Japan travel news

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

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