Ahead of the long holiday period in China starting on the 29th, Ichiro Takahashi, head of the Japan Tourism Agency, expressed his recognition that the impact of the release of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on tourism to Japan is limited at this point.
In China, the long National Day holiday begins on the 29th of this month, and there are concerns about the impact of the release of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station that began last month regarding tourism to Japan.
Regarding this, Mr. Takahashi, the Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency, revealed at a regular press conference on the 27th that he had interviewed Chinese travel agencies about the reservation status as of the 25th of this month.
According to the report, while some companies responded that there were a certain degree of cancellations, there were also companies that exceeded the same period in 2019, before the spread of the new coronavirus.
For this reason, Commissioner Takahashi stated at the press conference, "The impact of the release of treated water on tourism to Japan is limited, stating, "The situation differs depending on the travel agency as to whether or not there is an impact and the magnitude of the impact, and based on this situation, we believe that the impact is limited at this point."
In addition, Secretary Takahashi stated, "We will pay close attention to the trends and achievements of visitors from China to Japan, and firmly advance necessary initiatives such as promotional activities to promote Japan."