April 25. Japan reopening may happen this autumn as the country will host the Tourism Expo Japan 2022 in September. However, the nation’s upcoming reopening remains hanging in a balance.
A panel consisted of Tomohiro Kaneko, vice-commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency; Makoto Watanabe, executive director, Japan National Tourism Organization – Manila Office; Tadashi Shimura, president, Japan Association of Travel Agents; Hiroyuki Takahashi, chairperson, JTB Corporation; and Shinji Shiota, tourism planning manager, Japan Airlines Co. Ltd. Held a press conference at the recently-concluded 21st World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit where they gave an update on Japan’s tourism.
Japan is preparing for inbound tourism, which partially reopened to students and business travelers. It also lifted Friday its entry ban on non-resident foreign nationals from 106 countries including Britain, India and the United States.
The group remained tight-lipped on the actual date of Japan’s reopening stressing that the government is considering the rate of infection domestic and overseas.
Source: Travel Daily Media