83% of Japanese people experienced EC for shopping in 2022, valuing AI-based recommendation and stories behind products
The ratio of Japanese people using EC websites for shopping in 2022 was 83.6%, and 64.4% used it more than once in a month. Personalization or customization was more preferred than before.
Online travel expenditure in Japan was 4,804 JPY in May 2023, rising for the first time in the past three years and nine months
online shopping expenditure by a household with two or more persons was 22,227 JPY in May 2023. Online travel expenditure was 4.804 JPY, nominally 48.2% more than a year ago and higher than 4,771 JPY in August 2019.
Japanese travel fintech service ‘HafH’ founder talks about his ambition to redesign the world with a new business model
Kenji Sunada, founder and CEO of KabuK Style talks about his ambition on fintech-based travel subscription services ‘HafH’ for accommodation and flight. He said, "We are committed to change the world with a new business model.”
ANA will launch a virtual travel platform in 2022 to offer avatar-based travel and shopping experiences
ANA will establish a new company ‘ANA NEO’ to develop and operate a virtual travel platform ‘SKY WHALE,' which consists of ‘Sky Park,’ ‘Sky Mall’ and Sky Village’ services, taking advantage of avatar robot ‘newme’ developed by ANA Group venture company avatatin.
JTB develops ‘Virtual School Trip 360’ with realtime communications to help schools suspending school trips amid COVID-19
JTB offers VR-based ‘Virtual School Trip 360’ combining a 360-degree image tour with realtime communication with local people in order to give a school trip opportunity to schools suspending their trips amid COVID-19.
Linktivity of Japan connects railway companies or tourist facilities to sales agents for e-ticketing service to international visitors
Linktivity is a new service in Japan to connect suppliers, such as railways or tourist facilities, to international travelers with QR code e-ticket service sold through travel agents.
Online shopping spending on travel declined by 65% in Japan in March 2020 because of downturn on travel spending
Online shopping spending in March 2020 was down 4.6% year on year to 13,412 JPY a person in Japan primarily because of large decreases in spending on travel and tickets.