Japan is gradually easing travel restrictions and COVID testing requirements.

First 5,000, then 10,000, now 20,000. The limit for arriving passengers in Japan was just raised on June 1st. This is part of a slow process of easing pandemic travel restrictions.

Eric Takahata, Managing Director of Hawaiʻi Tourism Japan, shared his opinion on the summer tourism season. He was part of a Hawaiian delegation that traveled to Tokyo last month to meet government and industry representatives.

Hawaiiʻi Tourism Japan is the marketing arm of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. This interview aired on The Conversation on June 1, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11:00 am on HPR-1.

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