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Snow strands thousands at Narita Airport

Snow strands thousands at Narita Airport

15 January 2013 Airline News

Narita Airport in Tokyo saw thousands of passengers stranded in terminals last night after snow caused flight cancellations. Some 71 flights were cancelled after eight centimetres of snow fell on the airport.

All clear given following Japanese tsunami scare

All clear given following Japanese tsunami scare

7 December 2012 Tourism News

An earthquake has struck off the eastern coast of Japan, prompting a small tsunami and evacuations. A one-metre wave hit Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture following the 7.3 magnitude quake, with many people heeding calls to move to higher ground before all alerts were later lifted.

Tokyo welcomes new Skytree

Tokyo welcomes new Skytree

24 May 2012 Tourism News

Thousands of guests have been welcomed to the tallest tower in the world as it opens in Tokyo. The new Skytree dominates the skyline of the city, offering views over the city harbor and, on a clear day, as far as Mt. Fuji.

UNWTO calls for continued support for Japanese tourism

UNWTO calls for continued support for Japanese tourism

United Nations World Tourism Organisation secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, has called for continued international support of the tourism sector in Japan. “It is vital that we continue to work together to share accurate information on Japan’s recovery, provide support to those areas most affected and pass on the message that the situation has returned to normalcy in most of the areas which suffered the impact of the March earthquake,” explained Rifai.

Japan inbound to US: recovering but not recovered

29 August 2011 Press Release Tourism News

The number of Japanese travelers into the United States is beginning to recover from a downturn following the island nation’s March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and radiation leaks, according to an NTA-TMI survey and NTA members.