Pull back the curtain on Kamiyama, a mountain village in Tokushima Prefecture undergoing a quiet transformation as a hub for technology companies, sanctuary for traditional performing arts, living workspace for international artists and checkpoint for religious pilgrims.
Japan will exclude Sapporo and Osaka from its domestic travel subsidy campaign for three weeks due to a recent resurgence in coronavirus cases in the two popular tourist destinations, senior government officials said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
Hokkaido and its capital are making preparations to suspend new bookings for Sapporo under the state-run Go To Travel subsidy program given the high number of coronavirus cases there, local government sources said Monday.
Take in the rugged beauty of Aomori Prefecture's Hakkoda mountains, an endless winter landscape blanketed in powdery white snow, making it a haven for backcountry skiing. See why travelers from around the world have fallen under the spell of this awe-inspiring area. (NHK WORLD-JAPAN)
The Japanese unit of Malaysia's budget airline AirAsia Group said Tuesday it has filed for bankruptcy due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel demand, with a lawyer saying the unit is unable to refund around 23,000 air tickets.
Soak up the warm atmosphere of Beppu, Oita Prefecture’s renowned hot spring town shrouded in steam and overflowing with hospitality. Discover the healing properties of onsen that go beyond the physical benefits of bathing in mineral-enriched water. (NHK WORLD-JAPAN)
As coronavirus cases surge in a number of places in Japan, most notably Hokkaido in the far north and Tokyo, the government’s task force on the pandemic has warned that more needs to be done to head off a deeper crisis in the coming winter months. (scmp.com)
Japan and China have basically agreed to resume business travel between the two countries as early as mid-November, a government source said Friday, in a step to revive Asia's two key, interdependent economies hit by the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)