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Japan is finally reopening to tourists!

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October 11, 2022 – The Guardian

Japan opens borders to tourists as last pandemic travel restrictions eased

Japan removes strict Covid-19 travel curbs, fuelling hopes a tourist boom will reinvigorate the economy View article

October 11, 2022 – Bloomberg

Japan Reopens Borders, Betting on Tourism Recovery Boom

Opening-day travelers cite weak yen as fuelling their haste and spending, visitors seen returning to pre-pandemic levels View article

October 9, 2022 – The Japan Times

What to expect as Japan opens back up to the world

While requirements for guided tours will be a thing of the past, proof of vaccination and mask-wearing etiquette will remain in place. View article

October 8, 2022 – The Japan Times

More robots, less cash and new Shibuya await tourists back to Japan

Japan is opening up again after closing its borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic for almost three years — and boy have things changed. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect. View article

September 23, 2022 – Honolulu Civil Beat

The Return Of Japanese Visitors May Be Just In Time To Save Hawaii’s Economy

A day after Japan’s prime minister lifted all travel restrictions, UH economists issued a report saying the return of Japanese travelers could help spare Hawaii’s economy. View article

September 23, 2022 – Forbes Magazine

Japan Is Reopening To Tourism (For Real This Time)

Get ready for Japan’s grand reopening, take 2. Back in May, Japan announced it would reboot its international tourism the following month. “We will further relax controls, so that in June it will be possible to enter the country as smoothly as other G7 nations,” said Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the time. View article

September 22, 2022 – KHON

Japan to reopen tourism: Many locals ‘dying to go’

Japan finally reopening to travelers is the announcement that many locals have been waiting for. The changes mean that the process of getting to Japan will almost be back to normal starting on Tuesday, Oct. 11. View article

September 22, 2022 – NHK World-Japan

Kishida: Japan will further ease Covid border controls

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has said Japan will further ease border controls aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. View article