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Attractions: Tourism in Japan
|Attractions: Tourism in Japan||PDF(447KB)|
The newly launched Japan Tourism Agency has set a goal of attracting 10 million foreign tourists to Japan by 2010 and 20 million by 2020. How will the Agency and related bodies go about achieving these figures? The Japan Journal reports.
Launched on October 1, 2008, the Japan Tourism Agency aims to prepare a national environment better geared to tourist travel. We asked Agency Commissioner Yoshiaki Honpo about the work ahead.
|Network for the Realization of a Tourism Nation||PDF(249KB)|
Hiroshi Suda, acting chairman for the Strategic Conference for Promoting a Tourism Nation and counselor for Central Japan Railway Company, shares his personal expectations of the newly inaugurated Japan Tourism Agency and of tourism-related groups.
|Japan Must Learn the True Meaning of "Hospitality"||PDF(163KB)|
With the government looking to significantly boost the number of inbound visitors to Japan, Tadayuki Hara, associate professor at Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, sees a critical need for universities to boost their hospitality-related education.
|Unwinding in Yufuin||PDF(239KB)|
Izumi Kuwano, a ryokan owner in the small hot spring resort of Yufuin, offers a personal take on tourism in the town.
What can Japan do to better tap the potential of its tourism industry? Ryu Arakawa asked Yoshiharu Hoshino, president of Hoshino Resort Inc.
|Acknowledging Japan's Potential||PDF(115KB)|
The latest Public Opinion Survey of Foreign Policy reveals some interesting changes in attitudes toward foreign policy among Japanese people. The Japan Journal reports.
|The Global Financial Crisis and the Japanese Economy||PDF(410KB)|
The subprime crisis in the United States and the subsequent turmoil of the global economy are now having a significant impact on the Japanese economy. Takao Komine, professor in the Graduate School of Regional Policy Design at Hosei University, comments.
|The Television Will Be Revolutionized||PDF(212KB)|
Internet distribution services are changing the face of television in Japan. Waichi Sekiguchi, an editorial writer at the Nihon keizai shimbun, looks at the latest developments and the difficulties confronting broadcasters as they look to expand their reach.
|The Silkworm Turns||PDF(269KB)|
Toshiki Tamura, director of the Transgenic Silkworm Research Center at the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, describes the new potential of silkworms.
|J-PARC: Research Accelerated||PDF(259KB)|
Research is now underway at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). Yukio Oyama, J-PARC's deputy director, presents an overview of the facilities and describes some of the experiments being conducted.
|Turning a New Leaf||PDF(239KB)|
A young company from the gold leaf producing heartland of Japan is bringing a modern sheen to this most traditional craft. Miho Yanagisawa reports.
|Drumming Up Interest in Japan||PDF(326KB)|
The San Francisco Taiko Dojo is the oldest Japanese drum group in the United States. Tony McNicol visited the group.
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