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Iwakuni Castle: Yamaguchi's historical masterpiece protected by an unlikely hero

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Iwakuni Castle is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture. To get to the castle site, you can either hike or take the ropeway from the base of the mountain (200-meter-high Shiroyama). Once at the top you have a splendid view of the town of Iwakuni. You’ll be able to see the entire city stretching… Read

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Star Alliance expands use of biometrics

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Frequent flyer program customers of Star Alliance member airlines will soon be able to use their biometric identity across any participating airline at any participating airport following a new agreement between the airline alliance, NEC Corporation and SITA. Connecting to SITA's Smart Path solution, the Star Alliance Biometrics platform will… Read

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'The Promised Neverland' hotel room not based on Grace Field House, just nice accommodation for fans

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"The Promised Neverland" has become a massive hit among anime fans worldwide, but with its creepy twists and claustrophobic atmosphere, the idea of a hotel room inspired by the series may be questionable to some. Nevertheless, Hotel Keitan, a Japanese chain hotel, announced last month that they would be running… Read

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oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance urge universal travel standards

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To facilitate the safe restart of international travel and restore the value contributed by travel and tourism to the world's economy, the three global airline alliances oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are calling on governments to agree on a common set of travel and health standards to enable the safe reopening… Read

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Four Seasons to open hotel in Osaka

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Four Seasons has partnered with Tokyo Tatemono and Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) to open a brand-new Four Seasons hotel in Osaka, Japan. The hotel will be housed in the One Dojima Project, which began construction on Aug 1, 2020. The building will be approximately 195 meters high with a total… Read

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Airline industry sees long-term rebound for sector

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After flying into the financial turbulence of the COVID pandemic, the airline sector expects passenger traffic to take off despite concerns about the industry's impact on climate change. In its latest look at trends for the sector, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it doesn't expect world air traffic… Read

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Kyushu: Japan's southern paradise

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Visually Kyushu is paradise on earth; a lush green rolling landscape of fertile valleys, smoking volcanoes, waterfalls and ancient cedar forests nurtured by a subtropical climate. Kyushu is known as "onsen island" and there are many hot spring towns to stop into while you’re travelling around. It’s coastlines are populated… Read

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Osaka to Fukuoka for less than ¥4,000? It’s possible with Japan’s overnight ferry

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For long-distance travel in Japan, most people’s default choice is to take the Shinkansen, since Japan’s bullet train network is often faster and more convenient than flying. By land and by air aren’t the only options, though, as Japan also has a network of long-distance ferries, like the one operated by Meimon… Read

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Ready to travel abroad again? Watch out for superbugs, study says

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Newly vaccinated travelers enjoying a return to trips abroad may find a drug-resistant "superbug" hitching a ride in their gut, a study in Genome Medicine says. U.S. and Dutch researchers studying the effects of travel on the bacteria in our stomachs were unnerved to find that a third of their… Read

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U.S.-based cruise lines, eager to go, clash with Florida on vaccines

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U.S.-based cruise lines are chafing to resume voyages from Florida ports in July as the pandemic wanes -- but for vaccinated passengers only -- yet the state and its governor won't let them demand proof of inoculation. So far, neither side has blinked, even as two guests on one of… Read

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