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Japan to allow taxi apps to change pricing based on demand

April 25, 2023 - 02:17
Taxi app users in Japan could soon see fares that change based on demand. The transport ministry plans to allow the services to introduce flexible pricing for certain offerings. (NHK)
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Harry Potter theme park in Tokyo unveiled ahead of June 16 opening

April 24, 2023 - 14:52
A Harry Potter theme park was unveiled in Tokyo at a media preview ahead of its scheduled opening on June 16, park operator Warner Bros. Studios Japan LLC. said Monday. (Kyodo)
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A man bought $250,000 of plane tickets for $17,000

April 22, 2023 - 04:45
A man bought airline tickets worth $250,000 for just $17,000 after the Japanese airline All Nippon Airways made a mistake with currency conversions, Bloomberg reported. (Business Insider)
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All UAE residents can now apply for eVisas for Japan

April 19, 2023 - 17:37
The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) office in Dubai has confirmed that, effective immediately, all foreign nationals resident in the UAE who would otherwise require a visa to visit Japan, can now apply online for a short-term tourism visa. (
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ANA blunder causes $13,000 Asia-US business class tickets to be sold for just $460

April 19, 2023 - 17:30
Eagle-eyed travellers have snapped up US$10,000 (S$13,300) business-class tickets on Japan’s ANA airline for just a few hundred dollars after a currency conversion blunder. (
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Japan visitors reach post-COVID high for March blossoms

April 19, 2023 - 16:54
Visitors to Japan surged to a post-COVID high in March, official data showed on Wednesday, as many international tourists flocked to see the nation's famous cherry blossoms for the first time in four years as travel curbs were gradually lifted. (Reuters)
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Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 40 years with fanfare, iconic characters

April 16, 2023 - 16:04
Tokyo Disneyland on Saturday celebrated 40 years since first opening its doors to visitors, marking the milestone with colorful celebrations featuring Mickey Mouse and other iconic characters after weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. (Japan Today)
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Yellow sand likely to reach Japan on Wednesday, weather officials say

April 12, 2023 - 00:23
Japan's weather officials expect yellow sand to reach the country on Wednesday. (NHK)
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Annual Tokyo fireworks festival to be held for 1st time in 4 years

April 12, 2023 - 00:20
A major annual firework festival in Tokyo will be held this summer for the first time in four years after the display was repeatedly canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event's organizer said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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'Out of season snow' competing with cherry blossoms in full bloom

April 10, 2023 - 13:13
Snow fell for the first time in three weeks in Yamagata Prefecture while cherry blossoms were in full bloom. (NOJ)
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