Articles tagged “japan”

Japanese Tourism Could Be Boosted If Foreign Casino Construction Is Okayed

Japanese Tourism Could Be Boosted If Foreign Casino Construction Is Okayed

Lisa Du, Yuki Hagiwara, Grace Huang , Bloomberg

Japan is loosening its laws around foreign casino ownership. But it needs to coordinate its strategy if it wants to woo Las Vegas Sands, MGM, and other companies to build resorts that might rival Macau in popularity.

4 days ago

CEO Interview: Hoshino Resorts Wants to Introduce the World to Japanese Hospitality

CEO Interview: Hoshino Resorts Wants to Introduce the World to Japanese Hospitality

Deanna Ting, Skift

This fourth-generation hotelier isn’t afraid to think differently, and he has grand plans for introducing the rest of the world to his family’s luxe interpretations of Japanese hospitality.

1 week ago

Japanese Rail Has a New Hyper-Luxury Commute from Tokyo to Hokkaido

Japanese Rail Has a New Hyper-Luxury Commute from Tokyo to Hokkaido

Colin Nagy, Skift

Japan ups the ante on luxurious rail travel, and builds a product the operator thinks will diversify revenue sources. Now if only tickets could be had.

3 weeks ago

World Health Organization Says Japan’s Bad Smoking Habit Could Hurt Olympics Tourism

World Health Organization Says Japan’s Bad Smoking Habit Could Hurt Olympics Tourism

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press

Japan should certainly take steps to restrict smoking ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but tourists still flock to notorious smoking destinations such as Paris despite its pervasive smoking culture.

2 months ago

Airbnb Could Finally Be Legal in Japan, But With Some Restrictions

Airbnb Could Finally Be Legal in Japan, But With Some Restrictions

Takako Taniguchi and Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

As with other municipalities that have legalized short-term rentals and homesharing, we'll have to wait and see how well these regulations hold up.

3 months ago

Comcast Is Staking a Bigger Global Claim With Control of Japan Theme Park

Comcast Is Staking a Bigger Global Claim With Control of Japan Theme Park

Gerry Smith, Bloomberg

Comcast's latest $2.3 billion bet on Universal Studios Japan shows how much potential the parent company sees in its theme parks.

3 months ago

Japan Hopes to Woo Tourists With New Ninja Museum and Memorabilia

Japan Hopes to Woo Tourists With New Ninja Museum and Memorabilia

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

With the Tokyo Olympics three years away, Japan is pulling out all the stops in can to ensure it will capture the spotlight during the global event and build a tourism legacy that extends long after the games.

3 months ago

Japanese Hotel CEO Sees Challenges in Trump’s Protectionist Policies

Japanese Hotel CEO Sees Challenges in Trump’s Protectionist Policies

Kathleen Chu, Katsuyo Kuwako, and Finbarr Flynn, Bloomberg

Other hoteliers outside the U.S. may share Kuroda's sentiments about President Trump's policies, and be a lot more cautious about pursuing developments or investments in the U.S. going forward. And on a side note: It's great to see a highly successful female hotel CEO in a position of power and influence who makes hiring other female employees a top priority, especially in an industry dominated by a bunch of men in suits.

4 months ago

As Tokyo Tourism Grows, First-Time Travelers Still Have Basic Questions

As Tokyo Tourism Grows, First-Time Travelers Still Have Basic Questions

Linda Lombardi, Associated Press

Answers for all those questions you might have if you're a first-time traveler to Japan but might be too afraid to ask about.

4 months ago

Japanese Hotel CEO’s Denial of the Nanjing Massacre Prompts Bans From Ctrip, ELong

Japanese Hotel CEO’s Denial of the Nanjing Massacre Prompts Bans From Ctrip, ELong

Lily Nonomiya, Shoko Oda, Ma Jie Grace Huang, Crystal Chui, and Emi Nobuhiro, Bloomberg

Denying the total existence of one of the most horrific atrocities committed by a group of people against another isn't just bad business -- it's completely wrong. And it's especially bad when the customers you've offended represent the biggest consumer market in the world.

4 months ago

Japan’s Government Approves a Law That Opens the Country to Gaming

Japan’s Government Approves a Law That Opens the Country to Gaming

Kelvin Chan and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

Is gaming a good thing for Japan's tourism, especially when the country has seen record numbers as of late? Or is gaming more of a boost for domestic tourism numbers than international? Either way, we wonder if Japan will follow in Singapore's footsteps when it comes to constructing "integrated resorts," and pairing them with tough laws that keep citizens from losing their money at the tables.

5 months ago

A Supertraveler’s Guide to a Last-Minute Holiday Escape

A Supertraveler’s Guide to a Last-Minute Holiday Escape

Colin Nagy, Skift

As a rule we shy away from holiday travel, but Tokyo in winter is something we can get behind.

6 months ago