Japan has lifted a state of emergency and is preparing to begin a phased relaunch of the domestic tourism sector. The country has been under lockdown for for seven weeks.
Japan National Tourism Organisation has announced that more than 31 million overseas travellers visited the country in 2019, marking it an all-time record.
Carnival Corporation has officially begun construction of its first terminal in Japan, located at the port of Sasebo. Building was launched with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives.
Finnair is doubling its flights to Tokyo with new services to the city’s Haneda Airport now available. The extra daily flights to Tokyo’s second major international airport, are in addition to the Finnish carrier’s existing daily service to Tokyo Narita Airport.
Korean Air has announced its plans to adjust the frequency of some routes to Japan as tensions between the two countries rise. At the same time, the airline will increase the frequency of routes in the south-east Asia, Oceania, and Chinese markets.
The Japan National Tourism Organisation has unveiled a new phase of its promotional campaign for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, with the launch of a collaboration with British diver, Tom Daley.