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Survey

Source: JNTO

According to JNTO, the estimated number of foreign tourists to Japan in February 2012 has dropped by 19.3%, bringing it to 548,000. On the other hand, there were 12.9% more Japanese travellers leaving Japan.

http://www.jnto.go.jp/jpn/downloads/120316_monthly.pdf

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Survey

Source: Japan Tourism Agency

According to Japan Tourism Agency, total money movement between major travel agencies in Japan in January 2012 showed a 9.4% increase compared to same month last year. Although some companies say they have been hit hard by the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, generally, the market is on its mend.

http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/news06_000134.html

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Cherry Blossom

Source: Japan Weather Association

In Tokyo, cherry blossoms are predicted to be in bloom from the 29th of March this year, approaching full bloom around the 5th of April, and continuing until around the 10th of April. Keep an eye out on further news of cherry blossom via the Japan Weather Association website.

http://tenki.jp/sakura/

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New products

Source: Wakayama Kanko

Travel passes for foreign tourists travelling in Wakayama and Osaka are now on sale. A 2-day pass is available for 3,500 yen, and a 3-day pass for 5,500 yen. The pass also acts as a discount voucher for a selection fo tourist attractions and accommodation.

http://www.wakayama-kanko.or.jp/world/english/new/new05.html

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New service

Source: Peach Aviation Ltd.

Peach Aviation Ltd., backed by All Nippon Airways Co., began flights in Japan today, becoming the first of three budget airlines to start operations in Japan this year.

http://www.flypeach.com/home.aspx

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