Tokyo rickshaw operator resumes English classes ahead of tourist reopening

NHK -- Jun 01
A rickshaw operator in Tokyo's major tourist spot of Asakusa has resumed English lessons for its staff ahead of Japan's planned resumption of accepting foreign tourists.

Japan plans to accept tourists from 98 countries and regions designated as low-risk areas in terms of COVID-19 infections from June 10.

Tourists will be limited to those on package tours attended by guides.

The rickshaw operator resumed its English lessons last month. It is also again providing rickshaw pullers with local guide materials in English.

The operator has been in the business for about 25 years. It stopped offering rides two years ago, when the number of foreign tourists plunged due to the pandemic.

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