"Do not eat while walking" vs "Why?" Controversy in the day

The number of foreign tourists in Japan is growing to 100 million a year. Controversy over eating food on the street recently is a prime example. Kanagawa, a famous sightseeing spot, Kamakura City Station is famous for its many restaurants.


The number of foreign tourists in Japan is growing to 100 million a year.

Controversy over eating food on the street recently is a prime example.

Kanagawa, a famous sightseeing spot, Kamakura City Station is famous for its many restaurants.

We sell simple food and desserts all over the shops that are about 1km along narrow alleys.

[Tourist: I think walking and eating is also a pleasure.]

By the way, I will make an ordinance not to eat food while walking around the local council in this region, and it will be enforced on April 1st.

[Tourist: Kamakura: There is an image called 'street food', but it's a bit sad.]

Because it is a place where people are crowded, it is the reason for making the ordinance that if you go walking with food, you can bring nobility to others.

[Takahashi / Kamakura merchant society president: We will make a law that improves manners, so that guests can enjoy sightseeing without garbage.]

In Asakusa, a major sightseeing spot in Tokyo, merchants take the initiative to walk around and ask them to refrain from eating food.

[Local Information Broadcasting / Tokyo Asakusa: Please refrain from eating street food here.]

However, because of the lack of coercion, many tourists are still eating around.

[Asakusa Tourist: We are from Kansai, so walking around is common. I think this is a little surprising.]

Famous tourist resort councils say that it is necessary to regulate in order to eliminate the strife between tourists due to food and reduce waste.

But the areas that need more tourists are the opposite. Some areas recommend eating on the streets at all.

[Nakamura / Tokoshi Ginza merchant society: Taking a croquet to eat while walking will make Toko City Ginza (a lot of guests) come.]

As the number of tourists in Japan continues to increase, various other side effects have begun to emerge in each tourist destination.

REF: https://news.sbs.co.kr/news/endPage.do?news_id=N1005181073&plink=INTEREST&cooper=SBSNEWSMAIN

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