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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Strong Dollar Promotes Japan Travel In 2015

Above, the Saikai Bridge in Kyushu near Sasebo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

For quite some time, I have been beating the drums on visiting Japan now (while the U.S. dollar is strong against the Japanese yen).

eTurboNews has an article on how 2015 is the time to take a vacation in Japan.

They wrote:
JENKINTOWN, PA - For the first time in a long time the US dollar is strong, providing an enticing opportunity for travelers to visit Japan. This, combined with Japan having now fully recovered from the events of 2011, makes it an ideal time to experience this fascinating and diverse country more affordably. 
According to xe.com, the US dollar is achieving strength against the yen at a level not seen since 2007. Even in just the past year, the dollar has strengthened 16% against the yen, comparing favorably to the dollar’s increase against the euro at 21%. Also, according to Google Trends, interest in the search term “travel to Japan” has increased 55% from November 2014 to January 2015.
To read more, go here.

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