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TOKYO REPORT: Welcome to LGBT Tourists Growing in Japan

December 20, 2018

Tokyo–The Japanese tourism industry is paying strong attention to overseas visitors from sexual minorities, known as LGBT, to take advantage of their propensity to spend more than average tourists. Tourism-related businesses all over the world are “scrambling” to attract LGBT

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Executions of Ex-Aum Members Top Jiji Press List of 10 Biggest News for Japan in 2018

December 17, 2018

Tokyo- Following are this year’s top 10 news events for Japan and those for abroad, selected by Jiji Press editors, with the executions of all 13 former Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult members on death row ranking top among domestic news.

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Gray wins Miss Universe title, fourth Filipina to do so

December 17, 2018

Catriona Gray won the 2018 Miss Universe beauty pageant Monday in Bangkok, becoming the fourth Filipina to do so. Gray, 24, who drew heavy social media following with her costumes evoking the Philppines finished ahead of South Africa’s Tamaryn Green and

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Toyosu Wholesalers Want to Sell Fish to Consumers

December 16, 2018

Tokyo–With the new Toyosu wholesale food market in Tokyo in a busy year-end trading period, intermediary wholesalers are calling for the general public to be allowed to enter the market to buy fish. Unlike in the former Tsukiji market, only

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“Tonari no Totoro” Hits Screen in China

December 15, 2018

Shanghai–“Tonari no Totoro” (My Neighbor Totoro), directed by Japanese anime giant Hayao Miyazaki and released in Japan 30 years ago, started being screened in cinemas across China on Friday. This is the first time that any movie produced by Japanese

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Japan Enters Flu Season

December 14, 2018

Tokyo–Japan has entered the influenza season, the health ministry said Friday. The timing of the full season start was almost the same as in usual years, according to the ministry. Some 5,000 regularly monitored medical institutions had a total of

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Visitors to Japan in 2018 Seen Hitting 30 M. Soon

December 14, 2018

Tokyo–The number of visitors to Japan in 2018 is expected to reach 30 million as early as next week, Japanese tourism minister Keiichi Ishii said Friday. It would be the first time for Japan to have 30 million visitors in

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Tourism dept. confident to hit 2018 goal of Japanese arrivals

December 13, 2018

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said they are confident in hitting their target on Japanese tourist arrivals for 2018. In a media briefing Thursday, Tourism and Development Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr. said 530, 228 Japanese arrived from January to October

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