The best places to visit in Japan before swarms of tourists arrive

Japan Travel News - October 9, 2022 - 04:32
After almost three years of Covid-induced border closures, Japan is finally opening up to vaccinated tourists from most countries, with no need for quarantine, PCR tests or visas. And with the yen making hotels, restaurants and shopping more affordable, demand is sure to be high. (businessmirror)
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An insider's guide to Tokyo’s Koreatown

Japan Travel News - October 9, 2022 - 04:30
One step out of Shin-Okubo station and you will find yourself in Koreatown, a bustling Tokyo district exploding with energy. (Nikkei)
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North Korea launches two more missiles into Sea of Japan

Japan Politics News - October 9, 2022 - 04:22
North Korea fired two more ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, the South's military said, the latest in a blitz of launches amid tensions over US-led military exercises in the region, Yonhap News Agency reported. (rte.ie)
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‘US bases on Okinawa inevitable’: perceptions shift in Japan on American military presence

Japan Politics News - October 8, 2022 - 05:58
For decades, residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa have strongly opposed hosting the dozens of US military bases set up there. But a subtle shift in perception appears to be under way among Okinawan, driven by heightening regional security concerns. (South China Morning Post)
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Japan's missing children: The lingering trauma of North Korean abductions

Japan Politics News - October 8, 2022 - 05:57
In the 1970s and 1980s, North Korea organised a kidnapping campaign in "enemy" countries. As one of its closest neighbours, Japan became a prime target. (FRANCE 24 English)
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ANA flight bookings quintuple after Japan announces reopening

Japan Travel News - October 8, 2022 - 05:53
Reservations for international flights to Japan in December and January have increased fivefold ahead of next week's resumption of visa-free travel, All Nippon Airways said Friday. (Nikkei)
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