Monthly Archives: April 2021

Japan calls for strictest measures yet for restaurants in third state of emergency

~~ Japan’s latest state of emergency was announced by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on the evening of April 23. This comes about a year after the first state of emergency was called in March 2020 to respond to the spread of COVID-19. In a statement on April 23, the Prime …

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Boutique design hotels for the discerning staycationer

Despite the current shortage of international tourists to Tokyo, many new hotels, originally hoping to host an Olympic rush, have had no choice but to open. With so many beautifully designed and reasonably priced, perhaps now is the time for Japanese residents to enjoy a stay. “On: Design” discovers four …

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President Bio accused of misogyny and lies over denial of entry to hotels in Japan – Sierra Leone Telegraph

Sierra Leone Telegraph: April 11, 2021: Serious doubts are again expressed about the integrity and credibility of the President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, who is now accused of misogyny, as well as of lying about the denial of entry into hotels in Japan in as president because of …

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Loan vehicles: generate income, customer satisfaction

While some stores may be reluctant to use loaner vehicles, if managed effectively, they can positively impact your business in many ways, resulting in higher sustained income. Here are a few ideas that I am pushing for stores evaluating a new loan program or looking to maximize the value of …

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Afternoon tea at the Tokyo edition, Toranomon

The Tokyo edition, Toranomon offers one of the best views of the city skyline with the Tokyo Tower looming out front. The chic hotel lobby bar is the hottest place in town to hang out over a cocktail, but the upscale venue also offers afternoon tea service when you’re feeling …

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Fearing Osaka-like outbreak, Kyoto asks restaurants to close earlier

Kyoto / Sendai – The Kyoto prefectural government decided on Friday to ask restaurants and bars in 16 prefecture towns to postpone their closing hours to 9 p.m. or earlier to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The request, decided at the day’s meeting of the prefectural government’s coronavirus working …

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The government is reviewing its policy of helping guest restaurants to reduce their hours

The government on Thursday decided on a new policy of providing different amounts of aid to catering establishments that accept requests for reduced opening hours in areas under a state of emergency related to COVID-19, or new disease countermeasures, depending on the size of their operations. This decision is designed …

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