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Japan utilizes Social Media to revive tourism in quake-hit areas by inviting foreign bloggers

Japan’s Foreign Ministry is inviting prominent overseas Travel and Food bloggers and twitter account holders to visit areas devastated by the March 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

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The Japan Tourism ministry launched the initiative to revive the tourist industry in quake-hit northeastern Japan. Japan wants foreign guests to write about the progress made in rebuilding disaster-ravaged communities and let the world know that the area still remains an appealing holiday destination.

At the ministry’s invitation, Spanish blogger Roger Ortuno Flamerich came to Japan in December, followed by Louisa Liu Chu, 45, a food blogger from Chicago, and Khaled Hamza, 48, editor-in-chief of the official website of the Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt, who arrived here on Jan. 31. (Source : PNA)

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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