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A timid Asia-Pacific rebound is starting...

After two years with some of the toughest entry and travel restrictions in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asia-Pacific region looks set for a return to business travel. But geopolitical events as well as the unclear pandemic strategy of some countries have tinged this optimism with a cloudy veneer. Unlike most countries in […]

Reminder to apply for your new South Kor...

In the fall of 2021 (when it was still nearly impossible for most people to visit) South Korea has introduced an electronic travel authorization that most travelers are now required to request. With Korea reopening in a few weeks, we would like to remind our readers planning to visit that it is now a mandatory […]

Airlines are devising ways to avoid Russ...

United have suspended two routes to India. Finnair has reduced its service in Asia. And the Japanese company All Nippon Airways has suspended flights from London and Paris. But despite these changes, which stem from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, analysts say the need for airlines to avoid Russian airspace will not have a major overall […]

Travel Advisory: Thai AirAsia X (XJ) off...

[Updated as of 2 March 2022] Bangkok, March 2, 2022 – Due to prolonged travel restrictions and international border closures caused by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thai AirAsia X (airline code XJ), a Thailand-based low-cost long-haul carrier, is offering updated alternative options with more flexibility for guests with reserved and scheduled flights […]

EU to ban Russian airlines from its airs...

The EU plans to close all airspace to Russian airlines in the latest round of sanctions against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine last week. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the decision to ban Russian planes from EU airspace in a statement on Sunday (February 27th). Von der Leyen said: “We are […]

Asia Travel Developments Revealed at WiT...

Yeoh Siew Hoon I was supposed to start 2022 with a trip to Tokyo and maybe combine that with a ski trip to Hokkaido, but hey, you all know what happened: a certain Greek visitor named omicron came over and overturned the cart from travel for everyone. And again, it seemed like we were all […]

Chinese travel for Lunar New Year despit...

BEIJING — Chinese people are heading to their hometown for Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest family holiday, despite a government plea to stay where they are as Beijing tries to contain coronavirus outbreaks. The holiday, which begins on Wednesday, is usually mankind’s biggest annual move as hundreds of millions of people who have emigrated […]

FOOD & LIFE COMPANIES, the largest opera

SAN DIEGO & OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BlueNalu, a leading innovative food company that develops a variety of seafood products directly from fish cells, today announced a collaboration with leading multinational sushi restaurant operator, FOOD & LIFE COMPANIES Ltd. (TYO: 3563). As a Japanese restaurant leader, FOOD & LIFE COMPANIES (F&LC) operates brands such as Sushiro and […]

A new airline will connect Asia to the U...

Share the article Last update 20 hours ago The new US airline, Northern Pacific Airways, hopes to take off in late 2022, giving travelers new options for flying from North America to destinations in Asia. On the airline’s official website, they state, “An airline should do more than just ‘get you there’. Northern Pacific Airways […]

7 out of 10 Filipinos are willing to tra...

SEVEN out of 10 Filipinos are still eager to complete their planned air travel in the next nine months – an encouraging indicator for the aviation industry this year, a study commissioned by AirAsia Philippines has found. The survey, conducted in December 2021, validated AirAsia Philippines’ predictions of Filipinos’ growing optimism and enthusiasm for travel […]

MACROSS 7 BASARA EXPLOSION First Officia...

The Tokyo concert will be streamed live worldwide on Friday, January 28! (JST) With the resounding success of the recent theatrical release of MacrossΔ (Delta) Zettai LIVE!!!!!! (with the attached short, MacrossF – Labyrinth of Time), the Macross franchise shows no signs of slowing down as it enters its 40th anniversary. As part of the […]

“7 out of 10 Pinoys like to travel”

Despite the spread of new variants of Covid-19, 7 out of 10 Filipinos still want to continue their planned air travel in the next nine months, according to the results of a survey commissioned by AirAsia Philippines. The airline said the survey results “validated” its predictions of Filipinos’ growing optimism about travel and growing confidence […]

The question of food imports is crucial ...

By Yang Cheng-yu and William Hetherington / Journalist, with editor The easing of restrictions on food imports from five Japanese prefectures is crucial for the development of Taiwan’s relations with Japan, a researcher told lawmakers in the Taipei Legislature on Friday. The best time to ease restrictions would be the first semester of this year […]

Japan hits annual food export target of ...

The annual value of Japan’s exports of food, agricultural, forestry and fishery products topped 1 trillion yen ($8.7 billion) for the first time in 2021, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Thursday. The value of exports between January and November was 1,060 billion yen. Matsuno told a press conference that the figure was “the […]

Britain lifts post-Fukushima restriction...

The British government has begun the process of lifting restrictions on the import of agricultural products from Japan, a measure imposed following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, potentially removing barriers to such imports as early as next spring, announced Friday the Ministry of Agriculture. In its assessment of the potential health risks of Japanese food imports, […]

Most Expensive Cities in the World to Li...

(CNN) – Around the world, it’s been a tough year for portfolios. Supply chain bottlenecks and changing consumer demand have pushed up the cost of living in many of our largest cities, according to a new study released Wednesday, and inflation is the fastest on record over the past five years. The Israeli city of […]

The 5 best moments from BTS’s concert in

After a hiatus of almost a month, BTS is officially back on tour. RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook took to the stage in Osaka, Japan on July 6, 2019 to present their first of two Osaka shows at Yanmar Stadium Nagai. As usual, the concert was absolutely epic, and while it’s hard […]