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Sake. Bathing, fighting and just plain drinking

Some are bathing in it while others are drinking it. Japanese Geishas used it with rice to exfoliate their face, detoxify their bodies, and smooth their skin.

JAL announces passenger traffic results for 2012 Golden Week

JAL Group (JAL) announced today, passenger traffic results for the annual Japanese "Golden Week" vacation that stretched from Friday, April 27 to Sunday, May 6, 2012 this year.

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.

Japanese and Koreans love to holiday in Guam

Japanese travelers make up 70.9 percent of Guam’s arrivals, with Koreans comprising 12.8 percent this calendar year to date.

Taiwan: Chinese biggest shoppers, Japanese biggest spenders

Chinese tourists were No. 1 among international shoppers in Taiwan last year, the Tourism Bureau said yesterday.

Japanese member of parliament and visiting Chinese delegation call at Seychelles...

The Honorable Yasutoshi Nishimura, a Japanese member of parliament who is undertaking a tour of the Seychelles region, called at the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) this week and had meetings with chie

Japanese parliamentarian visits Seychelles President Michel

Seychelles President James Michel has met with the Honorable Yasutoshi Nishimura of Japan, who is undertaking a tour of the region.

Endangered historical Japanese townhouses being turned into accommodation for tourists

KYOTO, Japan - Machiya, Japan's historical townhouses, are being turned into accommodation facilities for foreign tourists.

Chinese may surpass Japanese as Taiwan’s top visitors

Chinese visitors to Taiwan may surpass Japanese for the first time on record as relaxed rules spur travel to an island off limits to mainlanders for 60 years.

Continental signs first codeshare with Japanese airline

Beginning Marcvh 28, Continental Airlines will commence codesharing with All Nippon Airways, marking the first time Continental has signed with a Japanese airline.

Tanzanian president campaigns for Japanese tourists

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete is up to see more Japanese tourists visiting his country through well-planned advertising campaigns in Japan through business and diplomatic channels.

Most beautiful promenade on Rhine River goes Japanese

The center of the Rhine-Ruhr area becomes the center of Japanese culture outside of Japan on May 29, 2010.

Survey: Seoul is top tourist destination for Japanese, Chinese, Thai

Seoul is the No.1 place where Japanese, Chinese and Thai tourists want to visit, beating out New York, Paris, Honolulu, Maldives and Rome, according to a survey conducted by AC Nielsen, an internation

France and Monaco play the luxury card in Southeast Asia

With 78.45 million international travelers in year 2008, France remains the world’s most visited destination, far ahead of the United States (58.03 million) and Spain (57.3 million).

Highest number of Japanese tourists visit Hawaii since 2005

Silver week brought the highest number of Japanese tourists to Hawaii since 2005 according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority vice president, David Uchiyama.

Italy offers free holiday to over-billed Japanese tourist

It is the sort of offer that most tourists would jump at: an all-expenses paid return visit to a dream destination, as amends for a sleight by an unscrupulous host.

Japanese royal couple hosted by Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Hawaii’s...

MAUNA KEA RESORT, HI - Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan enjoyed a luxurious suite at the famed Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Hawaii's Big Island during a daylong visit to the Island on July 16.

Japanese visitors may soon be back to Hawaii

Japanese visitor traffic to Hawaii — hard-hit by swine flu fears last month — is looking up for the fall, with major tour wholesalers in Japan working to increase the number of flight seats availa

Executive Talk: ETOA’s Jenkins candidly addresses tourism issues

eTN: Let’s start with UK domestic tourism. It was all the hype last year. You were saying there wasn’t much need for advertising outside since the hotel rooms were being filled up.

Tourist fined for upskirt photo

A Japanese teacher's upskirt photograph of a fellow tourist on a windy day in Greymouth has led to a holiday nightmare and a $500 payment - but no criminal conviction.

Where are the Japanese?

Japan has been one of the most important origin markets for Europe over the last 30 years.

The vanishing Japanese tourist

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Macau.com/jp partners with Aomen.TV for Japanese Macau online videos

MACAU (August 18, 2008) - Macau.com launched a partnership with Macau video provider Aomen.TV to provide Japanese online videos of Macau travel and tourism attractions.

Where are the Japanese tourists?

It's an easy trip to make and the yen is relatively strong, but Japan's tourist industry is finding the Summer Games to be a big disappointment.

Kirk Lankford receives life sentence for murder of Japanese tourist

Kirk Matthew Lankford was sentenced to life in prison this morning for the April 2007 murder of Japanese visitor Masumi Watanabe.

Philippines tourism department drive targets Japanese golfers

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now wooing Japanese golfers as the country's next "quality tourists."

Culture shock looms as Taiwan braces for Chinese tourists

TAIPEI - The 350-room Cheng Pao Hotel near central Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake separates Chinese tourists from Japanese guests at meals to ensure those from China don't take out their nationalist aggressio

Going on holiday soon? It would help if you became more...

Japanese, who were voted by hoteliers as the world's best tourists in a global travel survey released this month.

ROKA Japanese robata grill opens in Hong Kong this July

HONG KONG – ROKA is set to bring its signature Japanese robata grill to Hong Kong this July, offering a casual, informal and sociable dining concept at the exclusive mall, Pacific Place. The opening marks the fourth from the hugely successful ROKA group following on from The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macao, Scottsdale in Arizona and the award-winning original in London.