A man takes a walk through a row of cherry blossom trees in Saitama prefecture, Japan on March 6, 2020. Photo: Reuters A man takes a walk through a row of cherry blossom trees in Saitama prefecture, Japan on March 6, 2020. Photo: Reuters
A man takes a walk through a row of cherry blossom trees in Saitama prefecture, Japan on March 6, 2020. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Japan’s tourism industry in ‘survival mode’ as travellers stay away

  • Japanese airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights and shopping districts have emptied as leisure and business travellers postpone travel plans
  • With cherry blossom season and the Olympics on the horizon, some are warning the tourism sector is in ‘survival mode’ and on the edge of disaster

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man takes a walk through a row of cherry blossom trees in Saitama prefecture, Japan on March 6, 2020. Photo: Reuters A man takes a walk through a row of cherry blossom trees in Saitama prefecture, Japan on March 6, 2020. Photo: Reuters
A man takes a walk through a row of cherry blossom trees in Saitama prefecture, Japan on March 6, 2020. Photo: Reuters
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