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Japan to Include Tokyo in Go To Travel Program in Oct.

Japan to Include Tokyo in Go To Travel Program in Oct.

   Tokyo, Sept. 10 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government is considering including trips to and from Tokyo in its Go To Travel tourism promotion scheme from Oct. 1, informed sources said Thursday.
   The government is expected to adopt Tokyo's inclusion at a meeting on Friday after hearing opinions from experts, according to the sources.
   In July, the government launched the Go To Travel campaign to support the tourism industry hit by the COVID-19 pandemic through state-subsidized discounts on travel costs. But trips from and to Tokyo were excluded due to a spike in infections in the capital.
   On Thursday, the Tokyo metropolitan government lowered its coronavirus alert by one notch to the second-highest level of the four-tier warning system as new cases have been on a declining trend.
   While some government officials are calling for the Go To Travel campaign to cover trips from and to Tokyo from Sept. 19, the first day of the country's four-day holiday period, the travel industry is concerned about a possible fall in demand after the holidays.

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