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A tour operator of Japan has to jump various hurdles to receive international tourists, though the market is supposed to open

A tour operator of Japan has to jump various hurdles to receive international tourists, though the market is supposed to open

AndBeyondTokyo, a Tokyo-based tour operator, run helter-skelter to receive its first international customers after the partial reopening of leisure-purpose travelers from San Francisco. Too many hurdles are still on the road to Japan. What are CEO Kuroiwa worried about?
A Japanese tour operators association warns Japan is not selected as a tourist destination if the regulations goes on

A Japanese tour operators association warns Japan is not selected as a tourist destination if the regulations goes on

Overseas Tour Operators Association of Japan or OTOA demanded further deregulations of cross-border tourism and called for global standard dealings to Japaneses travel companies. Chairman said Japan is not selected as a tourist destination if the regulations goes on.
Japan Tourism Agency draws up a guideline to accept international tourists, clarifying operators’ responsibility

Japan Tourism Agency draws up a guideline to accept international tourists, clarifying operators’ responsibility

Japan Tourism Agency announced a guideline for tour operators, tour conductors and accommodations in accepting international package tours, requiring to register tour applicants to the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System or ERFS.
Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025 unveils contents of private pavilions, including the future experiences with ‘GUNDAM’

Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025 unveils contents of private pavilions, including the future experiences with ‘GUNDAM’

Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition unveiled contents of private companies and organizations’ pavilions, including ‘MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM Pavilion’ by Bandai Namco.
Arrival test and quarantine in Japan will be exempted for visitors from low-risk countries and regions on June 1

Arrival test and quarantine in Japan will be exempted for visitors from low-risk countries and regions on June 1

The Japanese government has decided that international visitors to Japan from designated low-risk countries and regions will be exempted from arrival test and quarantine on June 1, raising the entry ceiling from 10,000 entries a day today to 20,000 entries a day.
Japan Tourism Agency tests leisure-purpose inbound travel in a way of a managed tour with a guide

Japan Tourism Agency tests leisure-purpose inbound travel in a way of a managed tour with a guide

Japan Tourism Agency will develop a pilot program to restart receiving leisure-purpose inbound travel by the end of Mayto draw up a guideline for tour operators and accommodation providers.
Spending by international visitors in Japan amounted to 35.2 billion JPY for the first three months of 2022

Spending by international visitors in Japan amounted to 35.2 billion JPY for the first three months of 2022

Spending by international visitors in Japan amounted to 35.2 billion JPY for the first three months of 2022. Based on 100,566 visitors, spending a visitor was 350,225 JPY.
JNTO survey finds 40% of travelers from Taiwan and Hong Kong have visited Japan four times or more

JNTO survey finds 40% of travelers from Taiwan and Hong Kong have visited Japan four times or more

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)'s survey finds that potential visitors to Japan are estimated at about 330 million out of the total population of 4.5 billion in 22 focus markets. About 40% of overseas travel experiences in Taiwan and Hong Kong have visited Japan four times or more.
Japanese tourism organizations and transportation companies demand ease of travel restrictions to the Transport Minister

Japanese tourism organizations and transportation companies demand ease of travel restrictions to the Transport Minister

Tourism-related organizations, including Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) and Japan Travel and Tourism Association, ANA, JAL and JR Group together requested ease of travel restrictions to Tetsuo Saito, Minster of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Virtual tourism tour combined with live e-commerce for Kagoshima was broadcasted to Chinese high-end consumers

Virtual tourism tour combined with live e-commerce for Kagoshima was broadcasted to Chinese high-end consumers

Kouraku Japan, a marketing company for Chinese high-end consumers, broadcasted a virtual tourism tour combined with live e-commerce for Kagoshima Prefecture on Alibaba Group’s ‘Fliggy,’
Japanese guest nights in Japan were down 35% in 2021 compared to 2019

Japanese guest nights in Japan were down 35% in 2021 compared to 2019

The total number of Japanese guest nights in the calendar year of 2021 was down 0.2% year on year to 310.8 million, which were 35.3% fewer guests nights than 2019. The occupancy rate was 34.5% overall, 28.2 lower points than 2019.
Japanese government will ease the border restrictions on March 1, maintaining the most severe level among G7 nations

Japanese government will ease the border restrictions on March 1, maintaining the most severe level among G7 nations

Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida officially announced that the current border restrictions will gradually be eased on March 1, adding that the most severe level among G7 nations will be maintained.
JNTO research finds Tokyo Olympics 2020 motivates 390 million people in the world to visit Japan in the future

JNTO research finds Tokyo Olympics 2020 motivates 390 million people in the world to visit Japan in the future

JNTO announced results of its research on how Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics affected foreign people’s willingness to visit Japan, and ‘higher value-added travel,’ ‘sustainable tourism’ and ‘adventure tourism’ as its promotional focuses.
How did foreign media report Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics? Seeing technology, hospitality and multi-languages as legacies

How did foreign media report Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics? Seeing technology, hospitality and multi-languages as legacies

How did foreign media in Japan see Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in the last summer? Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) issued a summarized report.
Mastercard and Wakayama Prefecture partner in tourism promotions and DX for smaller businesses

Mastercard and Wakayama Prefecture partner in tourism promotions and DX for smaller businesses

Mastercard and Wakayama Prefecture signed a five-years strategic partnership agreement for tourism promotions and DX, such as cashless or contactless payment system, for smaller businesses.
30%  in U.K. and 26% in Australia say that Tokyo 2020 could be a motivation to visit Japan in the future

30% in U.K. and 26% in Australia say that Tokyo 2020 could be a motivation to visit Japan in the future

According to JTB Tourism Research & Consulting survey, the ratios of people who have been motivated to visit Japan by Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were 6% in China, 30.2% in U.K. and 26.7% in Australia.
JR EAST, a Japan’s railway company, launches an information site exclusively for Taiwaneses travelers to Japan

JR EAST, a Japan’s railway company, launches an information site exclusively for Taiwaneses travelers to Japan

JR EAST launched ‘JR TIMES,’ an travel information site exclusively for Taiwanese travelers for the future, offering a cross-border EC function to sell limited local products in Japan.
Japan eases the quarantine regulation for vaccinated business persons and restarts accepting new international students

Japan eases the quarantine regulation for vaccinated business persons and restarts accepting new international students

The Japanese government has shortened the quarantine days for vaccinated business persons to three days and restarted accepting new international students and technical trainees since November 8 2021.
Shizuoka Prefecture organizes an event to control a drone remotely from Singapore to introduce tourism attractions

Shizuoka Prefecture organizes an event to control a drone remotely from Singapore to introduce tourism attractions

Shizuoka Prefecture will organize a virtual event ‘Mt. Fuji Drone Challenge in Asagiri’ for Singaporean to control a drone remotely to experience tourism attractions virtually.
Japanese interpreter tour guides serve online tours for Olympic athletes forcibly staying in accommodations

Japanese interpreter tour guides serve online tours for Olympic athletes forcibly staying in accommodations

For locked Olympic and Paralympic athletes, a website operator for inbound travelers serves online tours in cooperation with about 150 interpreter tour guides nationwide.