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Japan’s Cut Flower Imports Peaking (News)

Narita, Chiba Pref., March 8 (Jiji Press)—Japan's imports of cut flowers are peaking amid the fiscal year-end season and ahead of the March 17 start of the biannual higan week, when many Japanese people visit the graves of their ancestors. A customs official examines imported flowers at Narita Airport on March 8, 2017. (© Jiji) Tokyo Customs officers at Narita International Airport in Chiba…

New Japanese Restaurant Area to Open in Narita Airport (News)

Narita, Chiba Pref., Nov. 16 (Jiji Press)—A newly created popular Japanese restaurant area in the Terminal 1 building at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, was opened to reporters on Wednesday, a day before its opening. At NARITA Dining Terrace, in front of the international departure gate at Terminal 1, six restaurants offer typical Japanese food at reasonable pri…

Timeline for April 2015

Prime Minister Abe addresses the US Congress, the imperial couple visits World War II monuments in Palau, and a Japanese maglev train breaks the world speed record. These are the key Japanese news stories of April 2015.

Getting Serious About International TourismNagai Tomomi

With the 2020 Olympics approaching, the Abe government has laid out ambitious plans to turn Japan into one of the world’s top tourist destinations. What will it take for this island country to triple tourist arrivals over the next 15 years?

March 11 Brings the Japanese Together

The documentary film Japan in a Day weaves together video footage taken by amateurs on the same day—March 11, 2012, exactly one year after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. We talk to the British and Japanese directors to find out more.

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