TRAVEL – 7

Sep 05
More than 3,000 stranded people are spending the night at Kansai International Airport in western Japan after a typhoon caused a tanker to crash into a bridge connecting the airport with the mainland.
(NHK)

Sep 05
There is something very romantic about the Far East, especially Japan. (newsonjapan.com)

Sep 04
Flooding caused by Typhoon Jebi has forced the closure of Kansai International Airport in western Japan. Heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon left a runway under water.
(NHK)

Sep 04
Many train services in western Japan will be cancelled on Tuesday due to Typhoon Jebi.
(NHK)

Sep 03
The Japanese government will put in place an online system for accepting tourist visa applications, starting with Chinese traveling in groups in fiscal 2020, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. (Nikkei)

Aug 30
East Japan Railway Company held the first media preview on Wednesday of its new station being built in central Tokyo.
(NHK)

Aug 28
Where, and how, will you spend New Year’s Eve? There is one place where the party goes on throughout the night and the new year is rung in to the sound of fireworks, the Tokyo resort in Chiba that makes up two of Japan’s top three theme parks, and the New Year’s Eve Passport as the special ticket is known, will go on sale next month. (Japan Today)

Aug 28
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in sight, the Japanese government aims to simplify tax-free shopping by digitizing the paperwork. (Nikkei)

Aug 27
It’s getting ever more crowded in the ancient capital of Nara as record numbers of two-legged visitors encounter record numbers of four-legged residents, creating concerns about the health and safety of both groups. (Japan Times)

Aug 21
20 million foreigners have visited Japan so far this year. It’s the earliest in any year this milestone has been reached.
(NHK)