Do Good Travel (for free – or almost)

Have you heard the latest about Japan’s Tourism Agency? They’re giving away 10,000 flights to Japan. No, that’s not a joke!

Shortly, the Japanese Tourism Agency responsible for bringing you sumo wrestling, sushi, and sexy kimonos, will also be bringing free flights to a hometown near you. After the earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, tourism has been down by almost half and as if the natural disasters weren’t bad enough, now Japan’s tourist economy is suffering.

Japan to Give Away 10,000 Flights (article in the Independent)

The Japanese Tourism Agency (keep checking here for updates on the giveaway)

So, Chic Adventurers, do your part—tell Japan why you need to visit, and be sure to pick me up some turquoise gel pens and Hello Kitty paraphernalia while you’re there. And unfiltered sake. And a Comme de Garcon wallet. And…. well, there’s a lot more to the Land of the Rising Sun than mindless consumerism—in fact, I’m hoping to one day visit Hokkaido to see the red-crowned cranes and soak in the hot springs.

Note to self: when in Japan, don’t become a contestant on a Japanese game show or you might find yourself battling marshmallows.


About Kaitlin Solimine

Kaitlin Solimine was raised in New Hampshire but has considered China a second home for the past two decades. She is the author of the award-winning forthcoming novel Empire of Glass and co-founder of Hippo Reads, a media start-up connecting academic insights with real world issues. She lives in Singapore.
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