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

Geisha and blooming Sakura tree

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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Golden Hall and Five-storied Pagoda (Photos courtesy of Wikipedia)

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)

  1. Resty Fruto says

    I found this article. It would be good to read this so that we are prepared when there is an earthquake.


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