Japan goes further to attract tourists

All bullet train stations to get tourist information centres
Every bullet-train station in Japan will get a comprehensive tourist information centre by 2019, as the country targets 40 million foreign visitors by 2020.
Funds to build new centres or upgrade existing facilities are being requested by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Criteria such as having at least one English-speaking employee and a wireless internet connection will be funded by further subsidies provided to the local authorities.
In March, the Japanese government announced an ambitious target of 40 million foreign visitors in 2020, the year Tokyo hosts the next Olympic Games – doubling the number set out in a previous plan just two years earlier.
Japan is on course to break the 20 million barrier this year and the government has announced plans to invest heavily in tourism and make it an increasingly important source of revenue for the national economy.
TTG Asia


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