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All Eyes on Japan

Recommend magazine Editor-in Chief Paloma Villaverde de Rico recently traveled to Japan to take part in the JNTO Visit Japan Travel & MICE Mart. The event takes place annually and is a way to connect tour operators with local suppliers in Japan. Conferences such as this are becoming even more important with the major jump in travelers to Japan. Please take a moment to read Paloma’s wonderful review of the Visit Japan Travel & MICE Mart.


The Whisky Wars: Japan Versus Scotland

Japan’s whisky makers have been enjoying a surge in success and popularity in the past few years with the many industry accolades levied upon them. So what makes Japanese whisky so great? Conde Nast Traveler takes a stab at explaining a bit about why the upstart industry in Japan is fast becoming a world favorite.


Tour This Japanese City from the Viewpoint of a Cat

Smithsonian Magazine highlights a new unique way to view Onomichi City, in Hiroshima Prefecture, a Cat’s Eye View. Explore the neighborhoods and shops of this quaint town know for friendly cats. Onomichi even has a Maneki-neko Museum, maneki-neko is the name of the waving good luck cat statues that can be found in many shops and restaurants across Japan and the world. Check out the fun article for a Cat’s Eye View of Japan.


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