Japan has come to depend on its tourist industry, but after the earthquake/tsunami one-two punch that leveled parts of the coast and damaged the Fukushima nuclear reactor, the number of foreign visitors dropped by 50-60 percent (via NileGuidance). Since then, the Japanese travel industry has come up with several promotions aimed at combating the negative perception of the country that still lingers even today.Read Article
Your US Passport Can Take You to Japan – But is it Safe?
More than four months after an earthquake and a tsunami delivered a devastating one-two punch to Japan, the tourism industry is still reeling from the blow. Perceptions about the safety of the country (or lack thereof) are keeping many Americans away.Read Article
Submit Your Passport Application: Contest to Travel Japan, Free!
It’s an unfortunate fact that bad news gets the most airtime. Because of this, when something bad happens in another country, TV news often leaves you with a skewed perspective of the place, turning regional problems into national ones.Read Article