Japan Aims to Bring Back Tourists to Typhoon-Hit Kansai

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Tokyo, Sept. 18 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Tourism Agency said Tuesday that it will start a project to bring back foreign tourists to the Kansai western Japan region, which was damaged by a violent typhoon earlier this month.

The public and private sectors will work hand in hand with the aim of restoring the number of foreign visitors to the region, following the negative impact on international flights at Kansai International Airport after it was battered by Typhoon Jebi.

In line with the full-scale reopening of the airport's Terminal 1 around Friday, the agency, as part of the project, will call on airlines to restart their regular international flight services at the airport as quickly as possible.

It will also ask tourist facilities and hotels in the region to hand out discount coupons.

The project will be held over the course of a month, to synchronize with long holiday periods in South Korea and in China.

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