TRAVEL – 7

Aug 29
Evacuation orders have been issued for more than 670,000 people in Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures in northern Kyushu. (NHK)

Aug 29
Tokyo Customs on Tuesday started to make electronic customs declaration gates at Narita International Airport available to foreign nationals visiting Japan. (Japan Times)

Aug 28
Weather officials in Japan have issued an emergency warning for heavy rain in Saga, Fukuoka and Nagasaki prefectures in northern Kyushu.
(NHK)

Aug 26
From kimono rentals to luggage storage apps to language training, Japan’s long tourism boom is giving rise to a growing number of niche businesses that cater to the needs of overseas visitors. (Nikkei)

Aug 22
A Shinkansen bullet train made an emergency stop after one of its doors opened while speeding through northeastern Japan.
(NHK)

Aug 22
The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan fell last month to its lowest in nearly a year as visitors canceled travel plans amid deteriorating relations between the neighbors, Japanese government data showed on Wednesday. (Japan Times)

Aug 21
Korean Air says it will suspend more flights from South Korea to Japan, due to lower travel demand amid worsening bilateral ties between the two countries.
(NHK)

Aug 21
People who traveled in Japan by rail, air and road decreased from a year earlier during the Bon summer holidays due to a heavy storm. (Japan Times)

Aug 19
Japan’s government is promoting private lodgings for tourists who will visit during the Olympic and Paralympic games next summer. (NHK)

Aug 16
A powerful typhoon ripped through western Japan on Thursday, leaving one man dead and about 50 people injured, while greatly disrupting summer holiday traffic. (Kyodo)