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Users on top 5 Japanese OTAs increased by 1.5 times in Q1 of FY2022 year on year

Users on top 5 Japanese OTAs increased by 1.5 times in Q1 of FY2022 year on year

All of top 5 Japanese OTAs increased by 1.5 times or more in the first quarter of FY2022 (April to June) compared to a year ago. Top OTA was jalan.net with 13.7 million users increasing by 71%.
HIS launches ‘Web 3.0 Virtual Project,’ expecting to offer new NFT or Metaverse experiences

HIS launches ‘Web 3.0 Virtual Project,’ expecting to offer new NFT or Metaverse experiences

HIS, one of the biggest travel companies in Japan, will launch ‘Web 3.0 Virtual Project’ to offer NFT and metaverse services in a travel space and produce its original virtual liver of 2D or 3D avatars as a new advertising characters.
Japanese OTA ‘atta’ releases a new automatic function to change a booked hotel package to cheaper one if the price is cut

Japanese OTA ‘atta’ releases a new automatic function to change a booked hotel package to cheaper one if the price is cut

AI-based Japanese OTA ‘atta’ released an automatic booking change function, which changes a booked hotel package to cheaper one if the price is cut after completion of the initial booking.
Japanese SNS users use SNS the most frequently for a reason of information gathering

Japanese SNS users use SNS the most frequently for a reason of information gathering

Japanese SNS users are expected to reach 82.7 million by the end of 2022, which account for 82% of the whole population. The most-answered reason for using SNS was to gather information on hobbies or jobs with the ratio of 44%.
Nippon Travel Agency tries to create new businesses with metaverse on Virbela platform

Nippon Travel Agency tries to create new businesses with metaverse on Virbela platform

Nippon Travel Agency or NTA signed a comprehensive partnership agreement with Gaia Link to use ‘Virbela’ metaverse platform for local communities, corporate customers and eduction providers.
The market scale of online tours in Japan is estimated at 10 billion JPY in 2020

The market scale of online tours in Japan is estimated at 10 billion JPY in 2020

Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting survey finds the market scale of online tours in Japan was estimated at 9.56 billion JPY in 2020, growing by 30% a year, and the average payment to a paid online tour was 7,918 JPY a person.
ANA enhances its app to improve traveler experiences, taking out automatic check-in kiosk for domestic flights

ANA enhances its app to improve traveler experiences, taking out automatic check-in kiosk for domestic flights

ANA announced ‘ANA Smart Travel,’ an app-based new service to provide an individual passenger with personalized information and services, trying to increase online check-in passengers.
JNTO virtual tours and cross-border e-commerce on the Alibaba platform were joined by 1.35 million Chinese viewers

JNTO virtual tours and cross-border e-commerce on the Alibaba platform were joined by 1.35 million Chinese viewers

Chineses viewers of the virtual tours connected to cross-border e-commerce on the Alibaba platform, which were broadcasted by Japan National Tourism Organization reached 1.35 million in total.
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,’
Telecom Square begins offering a contactless Wi-Fi router rental service in Japan’s major international airports

Telecom Square begins offering a contactless Wi-Fi router rental service in Japan’s major international airports

Telecom Square began offering ‘WiFiBox,’ a an automatic and contactless Wi-Fi router rental service in major airports, such as Narita and Haneda, and The rental price is very competitive at 300 JPY a day or more.
A subscription service for leisure facilities is marketed at 1,980 JPY a month

A subscription service for leisure facilities is marketed at 1,980 JPY a month

‘Regya Pass! (Leisure Pass in English),’ a subscription service for leisure facilities, will be available for amusement parks, theme-parks, aquariums, zoos, museums, onsen or even camping.
ANA Group’s Metaverse platform firm raises 4.5 billion JPY from nine finance organizations

ANA Group’s Metaverse platform firm raises 4.5 billion JPY from nine finance organizations

ANA NEO, a virtual travel platform development company of ANA Group, has raised 4.5 billion JPY in total to develop a Metaverse travel ‘SKY WHALE.'
Metaverse space of Kyoto City opens in a virtual space Shibuya to deliver tradition and tourism attractions

Metaverse space of Kyoto City opens in a virtual space Shibuya to deliver tradition and tourism attractions

Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) opened Metaverse space ‘Kyoto PlLUS X’ in virtual space ‘Shibuya Miyashita Park Powered by PARALLEL SITE’ to deliver and experience tradition and tourism attractions virtually.
OYO Japan changes its corporate and brand names. What is a reason and its new strategy?

OYO Japan changes its corporate and brand names. What is a reason and its new strategy?

OYO Japan will change its corporate and brand names to ‘Tabist,’ including ‘OYO Ryokan,’ on April 1 2022. Ryota Tanozaki, OYO Japan President, explained the reasons and its new strategy for Japan market.
Nippon Travel Agency organizes a SDGs-themed metaverse event, offering chances for avatars to move in the virtual space

Nippon Travel Agency organizes a SDGs-themed metaverse event, offering chances for avatars to move in the virtual space

Nippon Travel Agency (NTA) will hold SDGs-themed metaverse event ‘GO!SDGs’ on March 25 2022 in cooperation with GAIA LINK. Applicants can freely move as avatars in the virtual space.
Baseball stadium ‘Tokyo Dome’ introduces a face recognition system for admission and payment

Baseball stadium ‘Tokyo Dome’ introduces a face recognition system for admission and payment

Baseball stadium ‘Tokyo Dome,' a home of Yomiuri Giants, introduced the Panasonic’s face recognition system for admission and payment on ‘facethru’ platform provided by Tokyo Dome.
Metaverse ‘Virtual Osaka’ creates ‘New Cities’ to appeal Osaka toward EXPO 2025,  connecting ‘Virtual Shibuya’ in the warp zone

Metaverse ‘Virtual Osaka’ creates ‘New Cities’ to appeal Osaka toward EXPO 2025, connecting ‘Virtual Shibuya’ in the warp zone

Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City has started offering Metaverse ‘Virtual Osaka,' creating ‘New Cities’ virtually redesigned shopping streets and tourist spots in Osaka City, to appeal Osaka toward EXPO 2025 Osaka Kansai.
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.
The most popular internet services in Japan are Yahoo! Japan in users and YouTube in usage time

The most popular internet services in Japan are Yahoo! Japan in users and YouTube in usage time

The top internet service was Yahoo! Japan with the reach rate of 68.9% a month, followed by Goggle with 65.1%, according to Nielsen Digital’s ‘Tops of 2021: Digital in Japan’ ranking.
Tourism Ministry of Japan uses ‘Pokémon GO’ to help travelers discover local history in a designated city

Tourism Ministry of Japan uses ‘Pokémon GO’ to help travelers discover local history in a designated city

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has launched the ‘Pokémon GO’ program in Odawara City to help visitors discover local history by virtually placing poke stops on the game.