Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is looking forward to the recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for tourism exchange between Japan and India. According to Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to India at a recently held seminar in Delhi, the MoU will mainly focus on easing visa regulation. He further said that a Public-Private forum between Japan and India involving stakeholders of tourism sector of both countries to take care of the tourism export and import between two countries.
Yagi also addressed issues like language constraint, price and availability of vegetarian food in Japan.
JNTO established its presence in the Indian market in 2011 by appointing a local representative. From visa processing system to organising FAM trips for Indian travel agents to even building a Facebook page titled ‘ Visit Japan from India’, JNTO is doing all to promote Japan amongst Indian travel trade.
The tourism board recently conducted seminars in New Delhi and Mumbai for the travel trade after its successful participation at SATTE where a high profile delegation from Japan highlighted the USPs of the country as a tourism destination. During the seminar other cities like Kyoto, Kobe, Wakayama and Nara were showcased as leisure destinations apart from the most popular and expensive cities Tokyo and Osaka.
Japan experienced 75000 Indian travelers in 2013.