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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Okinawa axes racy ad campaign using young women's thighs after outcry

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Okinawa cuts campaign using women's thighs Public outrage has forced Okinawa's tourism authority to cancel a promotional campaign to plaster ... of Okinawa's citizens, we decided that we should not do this kind of advertising campaign," said Rui Kinjo, a spokeswoman for the bureau. "We decided that it was not suitable for the tourism ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Cuddly bear Kumamon becomes a marketing superstar in Japan

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... characters). In just two years, Kumamon has generated US$1.2 billion in economic benefits for his region, including tourism and product sales, as well as US$90 million worth of publicity, according ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Frogmen join body hunt as Japan typhoon tolls hit 24

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 08:00pm by AFP

    ... disaster because of the possibility of rain over the weekend Akihiro Ota, land, infrastructure transport and tourism minister “I would be dead before it was done,” she said. “I don’t know what ... of the possibility of rain over the weekend,” land, infrastructure transport and tourism minister Akihiro Ota told reporters in Tokyo. His ministry plans to set up surveillance cameras to monitor signs ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Mount Fuji poised to get World Heritage status

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... city, Hidetada Sudo expressed hope the expected listing would be a boost to tourism. "I expect many people will visit us. This is a huge step for our city's development," he said. ... erupted around 300 years ago, is one of Japan's most instantly recognisable sights. Images of its its snow-capped peak adorn tourism literature published at home and abroad. Unesco's ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Marine Park to open in Japanese town infamous for dolphin killing- but slaughter will continue

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... hunt that turns waters red with blood, the project was aimed at helping to sustain the practice. "We already use dolphins and small whales as a source of tourism in the cove where ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan on high alert for disputed islands anniversary

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... attempt by nationalists to buy them, with talk of developing them for tourism. It was somewhat wrong-footed by the vehemence of Beijing’s response, which saw violent protests erupt across China ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Retailers in Tokyo's Ginza dealt blow by Chinese boycott in Diaoyus row

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in October from a year ago to 71,000 visitors, according to the Japan National Tourism Organisation. The figure from last year was already weak with tourism still reeling from the March earthquake ... the world's biggest-spenders in Japan, averaging US$2,100 on top of their air fares, according to Japan Tourism Agency data. The flare-up in the decades-long row over the Diaoyu Islands, which ...

  8. Property - International - JAPAN

    Japan housing starts rose for ninth month in May

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... a year earlier, according to a report released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Tokyo. Housing starts were expected to rise 6.1 per cent, based on the median ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    History repeats as Olympics offers Japan focus for revival

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... and tourism-related companies. Hosting the 2020 Games could yield positive economic effects of over 4 trillion yen (HK$312.9 billion) and create more than 150,000 jobs, according to some estimates. ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Liberal Democrat rising star Takeshi Tokuda felled by sex scandal

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... and Tourism, resigned with no warning on Monday but declined to give a reason. By the middle of the week, it had become apparent that Tokuda's abrupt decision to step down was because one ...




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