The Truth About Japan Paying Half Of Your Travel
There are dozens of travel websites and travel blogs sensationalizing the story of Japanese government paying of half your travel to Japan. Well, we almost wanted to blog about it until we read the source of the news correctly. What is the Truth About Japan Paying Half Of Your Travel?
You can read again all the travel websites and travel blogs sensationalizing the story and it should go back to the source of the story from Kyodo News Japan which you can read it at https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/05/5528d2a21b8c-breaking-news-no-of-foreign-visitors-to-japan-drops-999-in-april-on-pandemic.html
From the article, Japan received an estimated 2,900 foreign travelers in April, down 99.9 percent from a year earlier, amid the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed.
It is the first time that the monthly figure has slipped below 10,000 since 1964, when the government began compiling such statistics. The percentage of decline was also the largest ever, according to the Japan Tourism Agency.
The previous low for monthly foreign visitors was 17,543 recorded in February 1964.Source: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/05/5528d2a21b8c-breaking-news-no-of-foreign-visitors-to-japan-drops-999-in-april-on-pandemic.html
Many people then started to use the following sentences to create the story of Japan Paying Half Of Your Travel.
The government is seeking to boost domestic tourism by subsidizing a portion of travel expenses once the coronavirus outbreak is brought under control.
The 1.35 trillion yen ($12.5 billion) program could start in July if novel coronavirus infections subside soon, Hiroshi Tabata, chief of the agency, told a press conference.
If you read it carefully for 3000x, the government is seeking to boost domestic tourism by subsidizing a portion of travel expenses once the coronavirus outbreak is brought under control. It is domestic travel by subsidizing a portion of travel expenses.
There is no mention of foreign travellers and half of the travel expenses. Where did the other travel websites and travel blogs get the facts of Japan Paying Half Of Your Travel for foreign tourists and also half of the expenses?
This is The Truth About Japan Paying Half Of Your Travel.
Please read the news carefully before sensationalizing it. Japan is one of our favourite countries to travel and we visited Japan five times last year and we hope to travel to the Land of Rising Sun when it is safe this year.