national

Japan holds 1st tourism expo in 2 years to aid virus-hit industry

24 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2023 GPlusMedia Inc.

24 Comments
Login to comment

What's the point, when the country's government is still vacillating about free and open visa-less visitors?

2 ( +9 / -7 )

And a photo, for an 'international' expo, with only Japanese signage? How dumb is that?

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Onion picking?

4 ( +8 / -4 )

With tourism at an all time low?

Makes sense……….

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Seriously these guys are not in the real world! There are no tourists allowed into Japan unless they jump through more hoops than a circus lion! Wake up to yourselves JGOV!

1 ( +9 / -8 )

Island onions, guitar music and Spanish sherry at a Japanese tourism event, that’s by far the weirdest and unfitting combination I’ve heard in my whole life. lol

4 ( +9 / -5 )

An expo to show tour companies where to send their tourists? This stinks like we want foreigner money. The tour package requirement needs to be removed so people are not limited to X places.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Those Awaji onions look delicious! Sweetest in the world they say, almost like candy. Would love to visit Awajishima some day.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

"All you can grab" onions!

Wow! That's going to bring the foreign tourists in in droves!

Wonder what bright committee in what government office came up with that gem!

2 ( +7 / -5 )

These people have no idea, onion picking, if I travelled across the world to experience Japanese tourism innovation I’d be less then thrilled.

Next year we’ll all be taught about fries.

Tomato sauce on the agenda for 2030

0 ( +3 / -3 )

For what tourists ???

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

...four French Tourists....With a Japanese chaperon. The phrases "so cheap" is said a lot.

Are you sure they're French? Not English?

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Even the Japanese government hasn't read their own website. No tour package = no tourist... No one wants to be part of a fixed tour. Read the MOFA website

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

That’s not much of a display for an expected 150,000 people? I love the tape on the back corners holding the cloth on. Looks more like a science project display at a high school.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Let me know when the masks come off. Then I will be interested in going to places in Japan.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Thats laughable.

When people gonna figure out that other people arent like you? Other people dont want/need a preset agenda set by the locals on what to buy. They explore on their own.

Japanese man
-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I am a tourist waiting to visit. No intention of doing so while chaperones and organised tours are involved. Only visa-free travel will induce me to travel.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I am a tourist waiting to visit. No intention of doing so while chaperones and organised tours are involved. Only visa-free travel will induce me to travel.

Cool story bro.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

So many ignorant reader comments. You do know that if you travel to a different prefecture within a country, you can still be considered a tourist right? A tourist is basically someone who travel and visit places for pleasure and spend money.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

so many ignorant reader comments. you do know that if you travel to a different prefecture within a country, you can still be considered a tourist right

Read the MOFA website, you have to be part of a tour group. You can't wonder around all Japan. You get bused to a location have 2 hours to do whatever you want (with rules) then have to get back on your bus and go back to your hotel. That is the reason for this expo... Please bus your tourists here.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites