Wednesday, October 12, 2011

10,000 Free Round-Trip Tickets to Japan

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Japan, this may be your chance.
In a desperate attempt to lure tourists back to a country plagued by radiation fears and constant earthquakes, the Japan Tourism Agency‘s proposed an unprecedented campaign – 10,000 free roundtrip tickets.
The catch is, you need to publicize your trip on blogs and social media sites.

The number of foreign visitors to Japan has dropped drastically, since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Power plant in March. Nearly 20,000 people have been confirmed dead, while more than 80,000 remain displaced because of radiation concerns. In the first three months following the triple disasters, the number of foreign visitors to Japan was cut in half, compared with the same time in 2010. The strong Japanese currency has made matters worse.

The tourism agency says it plans to open a website to solicit applicants interested in the free tickets. Would- be visitors will have to detail in writing their travel plans in Japan, and explain what they hope to get out of the trip. Successful applicants would pay for their own accommodation and meals. They would also be required to write a review their travel experiences, and post it online.

“We are hoping to get highly influential blogger-types, and others who can spread the word that Japan is a safe place to visit,” said Kazuyoshi Sato, with the agency.

The agency has requested more than a billion yen to pay for the tourism blitz. If lawmakers approve the funding, Sato says visitors could begin signing up as early as next April.

Nak pegi sini pun boleh (=

p/s: So apa lagi.. Sesape yang ada pasang niat nak ke negara Matahari Terbit tu tulis la article nape nak ke sana eh... Mana tau rezeki...*Kalau dia kata dia support sumer memang aku join dah...hehehehe.. Memandangkan tambang sahaja yang dia tanggung terus cancel. Sharing ngan kawan2 je (=*

Nah aku kasi sikit info pasal tempat2 menarik kat Jepun ok (=
  • Kyoto, site of the ancient government and religious capital
  • Ryoanji, world famous sand garden— the essence of Zen
  • The power of reality (a de-programming experience)
  • The arc of energy - a transpersonal meditation
  • Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, steeped in history and mystery
  • Nijo Castle of Shogun Tokugawa, with the “nightingale floor” designed to warn of ninja assassins
  • Nara's Naikan Center, where you may meet one of Dan's foremost mentors, then practice a unique form of self-reflection
  • Zen meditation in temples steeped in sacred traditions

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