Beyond MissingJapan Campaign

Beyond MissingJapan Campaign

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's largest airline launched its "Beyond #MissingJapan" after news of Japan's plans to reopen the country to international travellers.

The "Beyond #MissingJapan" campaign was inspired by social posts of people missing Japan as a result of the pandemic and a strong sense of eagerness amongst ANA's crew to welcome visitors back to Japan. The end goal of the campaign is to excite travellers ahead of their next trip to Japan and give them an insider's head start with planning.

Mr. Isao Ono, Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Asia & Oceania from ANA said "I trust this 'Beyond #MissingJapan' campaign will give those who have been missing Japan due to the pandemic an opportunity to rediscover Japan through videos introduced by Asia's most well-loved personalities as well as 360° videos. At ANA, we continue to provide a safe and clean environment with comfortable services. We look forward to welcoming more travellers to Japan soon."

The 'Beyond #MissingJapan' campaign shares some must-visit hidden-gems for both first-time visitors or seasoned visitors, through the lenses of seven social media celebrities including famous YouTuber Paolo and award-winning Singaporean actress Michelle Chong.

Greater Tokyo: Besides popular destinations like Asakusa, visitors can check out the Kadokawa Culture Museum in Tokorozawa Sakura Town which features a cultural arts complex with an art gallery museum and library. Sanagi Shinjuku is a highlight designed by Japanese creators, it features unique Japanese cuisine amidst a electric, festive atmosphere.

Kanazawa: A city widely known for its charming blend of the old and new, its fresh seafood and gold leaves. Its steep Japanese history as a Samurai town and home of many traditions can be experienced by riding a traditional rickshaw, trying on a Kimono or spending an evening taking in the audible sounds of Shamisen and drums.

Fuji Five Lakes: Visitors can take in the majestic sight of Mount Fuji from the while pampering themselves at the world-famous Yurari Onsen or Ohsino Hakkai, or choose to spend a day at one of the countries' largest themed parks at Fuji-Q Highland before retreating to Hoshinoya Fuji, Japan's first glamping spot.

Nissan Vehicle Assembly Plants

Nissan Vehicle Assembly Plants

Nissan is among the largest automakers in Japan; its vehicle production business is a significant contributor to the world's economy. The company's plants in Japan and elsewhere produce a wide range of vehicles, from small passenger cars to large commercial trucks. Nissan's Japanese plants are some of the most efficient and productive in the world; they have played a significant role in making Nissan a global leader in vehicle manufacturing. Nissan vehicle production in Japan has prospered in recent years, expanding its sales and earning accolades across the world.

In 2017, the company produced a total of 974,000 vehicles, up from 909,000 in 2016. The primary drivers of this growth have been the popularity of the company's SUVs and crossovers in Japan and the strong demand for Nissan Leaf electric cars. Nissan's SUV and crossover models have been top-rated in Japan, with the Nissan Rogue, X-Trail, and Murano all selling well.

As noted, the company's electric car, the Nissan Leaf, has been in high demand, with over 20,000 units sold in 2017. Nissan is expected to continue with strong demand for its vehicles in Japan. The company plans to introduce new models in the coming years, including a new SUV and electric car. With its robust lineup of vehicles, Nissan is well-positioned to continue its growth in Japan. Further, Nissan has various factories world, including in the United States.

This Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, ranks among the world's most prominent car production facilities. Highlights include a line that produces 350,000 vehicles per year and a plant consisting of 124 buildings and 15 miles (24 km) of conveyor belts. As the world's first billion-dollar car manufacturing facility, the plant became the greatest export factory due to its high productivity, low labour costs and highly skilled workforce. Also, this is one of the largest auto plants in the United States. The company currently employs thousands of workers. The plant has produced over 60 million vehicles for customers throughout the world. The factory has built millions of cars in Tennessee since production began in 1983.

The Smyrna assembly plant employs workers who produce about 150,000 vehicles annually. It was built on the former site of a Ford plant and is owned and operated by Nissan. The original Nissan plant is located in Yokosuka Industrial Sub-Center, Yokosuka, Japan. It was built in 1983 and opened in 1984. The factory produces the Navara, Versa, Qashqai and Leaf. The Nissan assembly plant expanded operations in 1986; it currently produces over 350,000 vehicles annually.

The plant is so massive that it houses 13 separate production lines; one for small vehicles, two for large models, and seven auxiliary lines. The Nissan vehicle assembly plant is primarily a production plant for the Nissan brand, which produces vehicles and components for General Motors, Daimler AG, BMW, Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mitsubishi Motors. It has an output of 280,000 automobiles per year.

Interestingly, the Nissan vehicle assembly plant is probably the largest facility by volume of any automaker in the world. The establishment includes building several taxiways and supporting structures. It has its own independent power grid with redundant infrastructure that allows for uninterrupted production flow during emergencies. The plant is located in the northern part of Nissan's global manufacturing base and was originally opened in 1989. In 1992, the first model engineered and produced by Nissan within this facility was launched at the E23 Frontier.

The establishment was initially built by Nissan and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to provide a reliable and efficient vehicle production facility that could supply the growing demand for Japanese cars in southeast Asia. Previously, vehicles were imported from Japan; alternatively, the parts made in Japan were used in assembling vehicles at factories located throughout Asia. In 2000, Nissan began producing vehicles there with the introduction of the first-generation Nissan Serena sedan.

The thrill of visiting Nissan's vehicle assembly plant and getting to see the Nissan Leaf Prototypes on display is a rare opportunity for visitors to come together with like-minded people and experience something unique. There's an excellent video of the Nissan vehicle assembly plant operations in Smyrna, Tennessee. The factory is working on the next generation of Nissan cars, which will soon be on the market.

Travelodge Honmachi Osaka Opens Its Doors

Travelodge Honmachi Osaka Opens Its Doors

Travelodge Honmachi Osaka (Location: Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka; General Manager: Junya Ono), opens its door on September 28, 2022. Making its debut in the lively neighborhood, the hotel offers all the essentials you need for a comfortable, fuss-free stay. Located in the Midosuji area, Osaka's busiest shopping street and within walking distance to Shinsaibashi retail district, iconic entertainment district Namba, and main Yodoyabashi financial district, the hotel boasts charm for guests travelling for business and leisure purposes. The hotel is also accessible to two subway stations and four lines, allowing efficient travel throughout the Kansai area and beyond. With easy access to Osaka Station, Shin-Osaka Station, Itami Airport, and Kansai Airport, it is ideal for guests travelling from all over Japan and overseas.

The 138 guest rooms embrace a minimalist contemporary design with creative black and white wall murals inspired by Osaka's famous landmarks, giving guests a peaceful retreat from the contrast of Osaka's busy sights, sounds, flavours, and thrills. Ideal for short-stay and long-stay, all rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms featuring bathtubs to recharge after a long day and offer convenience for guests with small children. All the beds use mattresses from the brand France Bed promising a comfortable night's sleep. Each room features a 40-inch TV with built-in screen mirroring to stream your favourite show and is equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet access to keep guests connected with the city's best travel destinations and your friends and family back home. A distinctive touch on the local scene, our Friends & Family room caters to the needs of a group of friends travelling together or extended family with children or elderly who prefer to share a room with more space.

As the name "Social" suggests, the space next to the reception on the second floor is a socializing area ideal for long-stay guests and business travellers looking to work and relax beyond the guest room. Breakfast features a variety of Japanese and Western dishes prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The menu includes takoyaki and okonomiyaki, Osaka's most famous local food, and bite-sized desserts that children and elderly guests can enjoy. The Social ambience inspires the space with better facilities to accommodate need, such as bench desks with many power outlets. From 10:00 to 22:00, the space can be used as a coworking space, which also opens to walk-in guests from the local community. The fee is 600 yen per hour and 2,000 yen per day, including a complimentary soft drink.

The hotel has a self-service laundromat to cater to guests with children and long- stay guests, and an indoor parking lot which can accommodate up to 9 vehicles. The facility allows local guests travelling by car to park their vehicles while international guests on private tours can also enjoy the facility. With such amenities and conveniences, Travelodge Honmachi Osaka aims to be the first choice for the increasing number of travellers who need a fuss-free, relaxing place to conveniently explore the city and conduct business activities.

Travelodge Cashback, allows guests to earn up to 5% instant cashback, easily redeemable as a credit value for their next stay. In addition, guests can enjoy more perks and experiences, such as early check-in or late check-out at Travelodge Honmachi Osaka or any other Travelodge hotels in Asia.

We are now accepting reservations on the official website. The special opening rate is available from 5,200 yen per room per night (plus tax). After the opening, a special promotion will be held where guests can win prizes such as room vouchers and the hotel's original goods.

Travelodge Hotels Asia have a long-standing commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures, but our Essentially Safer program has been further enhanced for your peace of mind in these unprecedented times. Guided by Global Health Safety Recommendations and partnering with Diversey – world leader in hygiene and cleaning technologies and services, our top priority is to ensure your utmost well-being and comfort to comfortably travel the world again.

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DHL Supply Chain Celebrates

DHL Supply Chain Celebrates

DHL Supply Chain, the global leader in contract logistics, celebrates the groundbreaking of the DHL Yachiyo Logistics Center in Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture in Japan. This marks a strategic step by DHL Supply Chain to grow its business presence in Greater Tokyo.

Developed by the Real Estate Solutions team in DHL Supply Chain, the 40,000-sqm facility aims to provides optimum logistics services tailored for customers in the consumer and retail sector, especially those in luxury retail lifestyle products. The new multi-customer facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.

DHL Yachiyo Logistics Center is strategically located along Route 16 with good connectivity to airports and seaport. It is also located along the main route of Fashion Bin, a unique delivery network developed and operated daily by DHL Supply Chain for major retail stores and shopping malls, offering efficiency and convenience to customers in fashion and apparel.

The new building will feature environmentally sustainable solutions such as solar panels on the roof, which will power the energy needs of the warehouse and office, rainwater harvesting, and LED lighting with motion sensors. Amenities such as sheltered bicycle parking is designed to support employees who wish to cycle to work to reduce their carbon footprint. The facility aims to obtain LEED Gold, a global green building rating system by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Jérôme Gillet, President & Representative Director, CEO Japan and Korea, DHL Supply Chain said, “With fast-changing market demands and requirement for quick response, the consumer and retail sector is the industry where we can demonstrate our strengths supported by the largest global network and highly quality-managed processes.

This investment demonstrate our confidence in our strong market position and future growth. By utilizing our global best practices and know-how coupled with knowledge of the local market and fashion logistics expertise developed over the years, we will provide supply chain solutions a step ahead of customer needs to support their business and grow together.”