Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) numbers released at the end of July showed that foreign inbound travelers for June 2016 were up a surprising 23.9% over June 2015. What is driving the renewed surge in visits?
Japanese major tech firms are starting to use M&A as one way to acquire the necessary expertise. Last year Hitachi Data Systems bought a leading data integration, visualization and analytics company called Pentaho.
The Nikkei is saying that the new package will have four pillars -- infrastructure development, financial support for small businesses, mobilization of underutilized human resources, and disaster prevention measures.