TRAVEL NEWS

Jul 25
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disneysea reopened after Japan State of Emergency lifted. This is a Japan Disneyland Tokyo tour of the new Tokyo amusement park and it's social distance, cleaning and sanitation methods. (Paolo fromTOKYO)
Jul 25
When the COVID-19 pandemic is over, people will again be on the move, crisscrossing the planet in search of career opportunities, education, and better lifestyles. (foreignaffairs.com)
Jul 25
Hot springs, justifiably, are a major tourism resource for Japan. The 27,000 hot springs dotted around the country generated US$11.8 billion in revenue in 2013, representing more than one-fifth of the $50 billion global hot-springs market. (asiatimes.com)
Jul 24
A visual journey through Tokyo, the pulsating capital of Japan - home to more than 37 million people. (AFP)
Jul 24
Singapore is working closely with Japan to resume essential travel. (CNA)
Jul 24
Major tourist spots in Tokyo received relatively small numbers of visitors on Thursday, the start of a four-day weekend. (NHK)
Jul 24
Japan has announced plans to remove overseas travel bans imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Australia and New Zealand at the head of the queue. (Daily Mail)
Jul 23
Japan's government is set to begin talks with 12 countries and territories on mutually allowing entry of businesspeople. (NHK)
Jul 23
The number of Japan Railways Group train seats booked for the Bon summer holiday period between Aug. 7 and 17 dived 79 percent from a year before, JR companies said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
Jul 22
The Japanese government is pushing forward with its plan to reopen the economy. It comes as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across the country. (NHK)
Jul 22
The National Police Agency (NPA) plans to revise traffic regulation standards to raise the speed limit on some sections of expressways from 100 kilometers per hour to 120 kph, it was learned Wednesday. (Japan Times)
Jul 22
Hospitality experts have expressed confidence that Japan’s tourism industry will enjoy a U-shaped recovery from the devastating impact of the pandemic, thanks to its strong domestic market. (ttgasia.com)
Jul 22
I’ve arrived at a hotel with no person to person check in in the middle of a small traditional mountain town. (ONLY in JAPAN)
Jul 22
Japan's health minister says he wants to raise the country's coronavirus testing capacity at airports to prepare for easing of travel restrictions. (NHK)
Jul 21
Japan on Tuesday raised its travel advisory for Palestine and 16 countries, including Nepal, Kenya and Venezuela, warning against going to them amid concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo)
Jul 20
Japan's government says it will compensate people for cancelation fees for bookings made under a discount program to promote domestic tourism. (NHK)
Jul 20
Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on Monday began accepting visitors from all over Japan, even though coronavirus infections in the prefecture have spiked in recent days. (Japan Today)
Jul 20
Japan's prefectural governors on Sunday decided to ask the central government to consider excluding more areas from a travel campaign as necessary to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Kyodo)
Jul 19
The canopied "Takamikura" imperial throne in which Japan's emperor proclaimed his enthronement last October was put on public display at Kyoto Imperial Palace on Saturday. (Kyodo)
Jul 18
In this age of Covid-19 coronavirus, the world isn’t exactly our oyster. Although Japan’s sweeping entry ban is still in place, those of us already here are being encouraged to explore our own backyard and see everything the country has to offer. (timeout.com)

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