TRAVEL

Jul 08
Universal Studios Japan is scheduled to open a new attraction themed after the “Doraemon” anime series on Aug. 4. (Japan Times)
Jul 06
Tokyo Disney Resort reopened on Wednesday after a four-month suspension due to the coronavirus, but the number of attractions was limited, and visitors were kept at less than 20% of pre-pandemic levels. (Nikkei)
Jul 05
France, Italy and a number of European countries have relaxed entry restrictions from Japan, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
Jul 03
It’s clear that with tourism everywhere having been brought to a standstill from COVID-19, Beppu is wasting no time and sparing no effort to get people back as soon as possible. (soranews24.com)
Jul 02
Japan Airlines Co said Wednesday it is planning to fully restart its domestic flights as early as October amid signs of a recovery in travel demand, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. (Japan Today)

Jul 02
A hot spring resort in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, that's known for its hula shows has reopened after being closed for about three months due to the coronavirus. (NHK)
Jul 01
BRUSSELS – The European Union lifted on Wednesday travel restrictions for visitors from 14 countries outside the bloc, including Japan and South Korea, after introducing the controls in March in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus. (Japan Times)
Jul 01
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea reopened Wednesday with social-distancing measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after closing for some four months over the pandemic. (Kyodo)
Jul 01
A new Shinkansen bullet train model, the N700S series, has come into service, with many fans celebrating its rollout. (NHK)
Jun 30
In response to the growing number of COVID-19 infections worldwide, Japan is expanding its entry ban to visitors from 18 nations as part of steps aimed at curtailing the spread of the novel coronavirus, immigration authorities announced Monday. (Japan Times)