Governor urges Aussies to embrace Tokyo

first_imgGovernor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara is urging agents and travellers to return to the city, three months after the Great East Japan Earthquake. In a public letter the Governor said that while the largest earthquake and tsunami ever experienced in Japan had devastating affects in afflicted regions, Tokyo remains with little direct damage and is cleared of health-impacting radiation levels.“It’s business as usual here in Tokyo,” Mr Ishihara said. “Please dispel any concerns you may have about visiting and staying in our city as there are no problems with the water, air, food, public transport and other urban functions, and public safety here remains as high as it has ever been.“You can thoroughly enjoy the charms of Tokyo again as well.”He added that major tourist attractions have resumed operations in the city including; Tokyo Disney Resort, Edo-Tokyo Museum, over 50,000 restaurant are cooking again and the region is preparing to hold its gala summer affair and the Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival.  “I hope you will visit Tokyo and Japan, and experience the Tokyo of today—a Tokyo that is no different from what it was like before,” he said.  “Please also see with your own eyes how Japan is taking the path to recovery, united in its efforts to overcome this tragedy. “I would also be very grateful if you could then return home and inform others about the strength and vibrancy you found in our city and nation.”Earlier this month one in two Aussies said they would visit New Zealand or Japan to assist in the recovery of their tourism industries. Generation Y were among the most eager to see Japan after its natural disaster followed by Generation X and then the Baby Boomers.What are your thoughts? Are you ready to step back into Japan? Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img

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