Mutual understanding through Japan-Korea tourism exchanges
Regarding the impact on tourism, such as a decline in the number of Korean tourists visiting Japan due to the deterioration of Japan-Korea relations, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ishii said, I showed that it was important to understand each other's thoughts.
Among them, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ishii said about the impact on tourism due to the worsening of the relationship between Japan and Korea. In addition, the number of Korean tourists visiting Japan last month decreased by 7.6% compared to the previous year due to cancellations mainly for group customers. "
In addition, Minister Ishii said, “There are various issues between Japan and Korea, but human exchange is the basis for mutual understanding between the two countries, and it is important to promote mutual understanding through tourism.” Said.
On the other hand, in Hong Kong, where protests continue, Minister Ishii will carefully look at the future impacts as Japanese people have refrained from traveling to Hong Kong since the middle of last month when the demonstrations became intense. I showed an idea.