Japan is finally reopening to tourists!
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October 11, 2022 – The Guardian
Japan removes strict Covid-19 travel curbs, fuelling hopes a tourist boom will reinvigorate the economy View articleOctober 11, 2022 – Bloomberg
Opening-day travelers cite weak yen as fuelling their haste and spending, visitors seen returning to pre-pandemic levels View articleOctober 9, 2022 – The Japan Times
While requirements for guided tours will be a thing of the past, proof of vaccination and mask-wearing etiquette will remain in place. View articleOctober 8, 2022 – The Japan Times
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 articleSeptember 23, 2022 – Honolulu Civil Beat
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
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 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
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has said Japan will further ease border controls aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. View article