Articles tagged “japan”

High-Speed Rail in India Finds Momentum as Japan Sells It Shinkansen Tech

High-Speed Rail in India Finds Momentum as Japan Sells It Shinkansen Tech

Anurag Kotoky and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

Updating a rail system is a painful and expensive process, but India will enjoy serious benefits down the line from using Japan's gold standard of rail tech. The Northeastern U.S. could take a cue here.

5 days ago

Japan’s Kit Kat Tourism Is Big Business and Getting Bigger

Japan’s Kit Kat Tourism Is Big Business and Getting Bigger

Naomi Schanen, Bloomberg

We've purchased and eaten more than our fair share of Japanese Kit Kats over the years, and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon — they're that good.

2 months ago

Decoding the Hoshinoya Tokyo Hotel Experience

Decoding the Hoshinoya Tokyo Hotel Experience

Colin Nagy, Skift

The Hoshino Resorts brand melds Japanese tradition with modern design and incredible service. Its ambitions outside of Japan, if successful, may some day serve as powerful cultural diplomacy for the country.

2 months ago

Airbnb to Debut Exclusive Travel Experiences in Japan

Airbnb to Debut Exclusive Travel Experiences in Japan

Naomi Schanen, Bloomberg

A smart move by Airbnb to grow its presence in Asia, especially in Japan, where tourism has been at record highs in the past few years, with few signs of slowing down.

2 months ago

Airbnb Can Operate Legally in Japan With New Law’s Passage

Airbnb Can Operate Legally in Japan With New Law’s Passage

Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

Good news for Airbnb but the bigger question is what happens in a year or two? What kind of an impact will this have on the housing markets in Japan? And will this inevitably lead to overtourism?

3 months ago

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 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 months ago