|Above, the Godzilla slide in Yokosuka. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Confirming (again) what I've been saying for years, the Seattle Times posted an article stating that now is a good time to travel to Japan as the yen tumbles. Visiting the land of Godzilla is a lot more affordable.
A record 11 million foreign tourists visited Japan in the first 10 months of this year, up 27 percent from the same period in 2013, with more than half from elsewhere in Asia, government data show. The tourism boom may signal a lower yen is starting to help the world’s third-largest economy, which last quarter slipped into its fourth recession since 2008.
The yen has depreciated against 27 of the 31 most-traded currencies since mid-year as well. Earlier this month it fell to a seven-year low of 121.85 to the U.S. dollar.If kaiju fans plan to go to Japan now, they can also get The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan at a reduced close-out price of $9.95 (plus $2.00 shipping and handling) before going so they can walk in Godzilla's footsteps.
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