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Japan Plans To Pay Some Of Your [Domestic] Travel Expenses To Encourage You To Visit

Old May 22, 20, 6:09 pm
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Japan Plans To Pay Some Of Your [Domestic] Travel Expenses To Encourage You To Visit

It seems there are not a lot of details but depending on specifics this could be a very nice thing if the situation improves sufficiently to be safe. I would assume they would have some kind of maximum per traveler but any amount would be helpful to get things going.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles...0m/0na/090000c
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Old May 22, 20, 6:28 pm
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Noooo. Clearly in the 'what the hell are they thinking' category.
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Old May 25, 20, 8:15 am
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Articles have been updated to clarify that it for domestic travel
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Old May 25, 20, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by fakename View Post
Articles have been updated to clarify that it for domestic travel
...just as I was starting to get excited about a 50% rebate on a TPAC IFC ticket.I would have been willing to take either JAL or ANA even as a SkyTeam person.
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They’d have to open up the borders first
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Old May 26, 20, 10:50 am
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Hi,

This appeared in the Evening Standard ( newspaper popular in London and SE england especially at Railway and underground stations) and I saw the headline

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle...-a4450406.html
'Japan wants to pay for half of your flights if you visit this year'

and my first impression was 'YES!!'. Then realised it sounded familar. ( ie this thread)

To be fair the ES article at the bottom said it was unclear if it would apply to both domestic and international pax

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Old May 27, 20, 4:36 am
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Clarified to be only a portion of expenses, not half.

Looking at the original Japanese, someone may have jumped the gun with a bad translation, which is how this got picked up. Page 5 of the summary of the supplementary budget states that the maximum amount that would get subsidized is 20,000 yen per person per stay, in the form of coupons that would offer up to half off of travel-related goods. My guess is that would be mainly for omiyage.
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Old May 28, 20, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Mizunara View Post
My guess is that would be mainly for omiyage.
So, prettily wrapped/packaged but not very useful stuff.

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The bigger caveat is that it's a subsidy for "domestic" travel expenses. i.e., foreign residents are not eligible.
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Originally Posted by Mizunara View Post
in the form of coupons that would offer up to half off of travel-related goods.
I was thinking that there'd be a catch like paid in ¥ at the customs desk prior to departure or in vouchers that could only be redeemed on a future visit, but set it aside as too cynical.
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