More Tax Concessions for Tourists www3.nhk.or.jp

The Japanese government is looking for ways to get foreign tourists to spend more money while visiting the country. Tourists are not spending as much as they used to.

Government sources say officia...

posted by  Yubi | 1 week ago | 0 comments


Japan, Germany both appreciate long-term thinking the-japan-news.com

Japan’s tourism industry has flourished due to the steadily increasing number of foreign visitors over the past few years. Donald Bunkenburg, senior director for Japan and Korea of the Lufthansa Gr...

posted by  Yubi | 3 weeks, 6 days ago | 0 comments


Tax Free Sake! www.japantimes.co.jp

Foreign tourists now can buy sake and other alcoholic beverages tax-free at breweries and distilleries in Japan.

Launched on Sunday, the tax-free program is expected to give a further boost to alre...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Schools, firms ramping up efforts to train volunteers for 2020 Tokyo Games www.japantimes.co.jp

With less than three years to go before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a surge of interest has been seen in people hoping to be trained to become Olympic volunteers, seen as vital to the smooth operation...

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Wagyu beef offered in Japan Festival in Brazil www3.nhk.or.jp

People in Brazil have enjoyed sampling Japanese "wagyu" premium marbled beef and other local dishes in an annual festival of Japanese culture.

The 20th edition of the Festival of Japan was held on ...

posted by  Yubi | 5 months ago | 0 comments


Tokyo expands language help for emergency calls www3.nhk.or.jp

The Tokyo Fire Department has begun offering multilingual call-handling to improve efficiency of service when emergency calls are made by foreigners in the Japanese capital.

24-hour interpretation ...

posted by  Yubi | 5 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


Mt. Fuji Climbing Season www3.nhk.or.jp

You can climb Mt. Fuji only in summer, within a span of around two months. This year's season just started.

posted by  Tanuki | 5 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


Free Bus Tours in Nara japancheapo.com

In a move that makes us wonder whether Nara has a bit of a chip on its shoulder about its more popular neighbour Kyoto, the Nara Prefectural Government is bringing back its free bus tours for a lim...

posted by  Tanuki | 6 months, 1 week ago | 2 comments


Head to Koenji for Foreigner-Friendly Fun tokyocheapo.com

Although ostensibly an area that is little different from the rest of suburban Tokyo, it’s to Koenji’s credit that it doesn’t take much digging to discover that appearances can be deceptive. In thi...

posted by  Tanuki | 6 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


Takayama: A Weekend Getaway with Old Towns and Morning Markets tokyocheapo.com

Takayama is a castle town high up in the mountains of Gifu prefecture (4-5 hours from Tokyo), overflowing with traditional charm and busy streets waiting to be explored. Renowned for morning market...

posted by  Tanuki | 6 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

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