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Discover Japan #13: Kagoshima Prefecture (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Discover Japan #13: Kagoshima Prefecture (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Kagoshima is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the southwestern tip of the Kyūshū island of Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin. It has been nicknamed the “Naples of the Eastern world” for its bay location (Aira Caldera), hot climate and impressive stratovolcano, Sakurajima. As of 1 January 2005, […]

Discover Japan #12: Niigata Prefecture (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Discover Japan #12: Niigata Prefecture (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Niigata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshū on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata. The name “Niigata” literally means “new lagoon”. History The area that is now Niigata Prefecture was divided into Echigo Province and Sado Province until after the Meiji […]

Discover Korea #8: Namwon (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Discover Korea #8: Namwon (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Namwon (Namwon-si) is a city in North Jeolla Province, South Korea. Namwon is about 45 minutes from the provincial capital of Jeonju, which is three hours away from Seoul. The official city flower is Royal Azalea (철쭉) while the city tree is the crape-myrtle (배롱나무) and the city bird is the swallow (제비). Namwon is […]

Discover Japan #11: Saga Prefecture (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Discover Japan #11: Saga Prefecture (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Saga Prefecture is located in the northwest part of the island of Kyūshū, Japan. It touches both the Sea of Japan and the Ariake Sea. The western part of the prefecture is a region famous for producing ceramics and porcelain, particularly the towns of Karatsu, Imari, and Arita. The capital is the city of Saga. […]

Charm Lee, President of the Korea Tourism Organization

Charm Lee, President of the Korea Tourism Organization

Charm Lee, a German-born naturalized Korean, was recently appointed as the President of the Korea Tourism Organization. According to the Korean press, his appointment reflects the Korean Government’s willingness to open up a high level government public office to a foreign born individual who possesses professionalism which is also expected to bring a positive impact […]

Discover Japan #10: Kanazawa (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Discover Japan #10: Kanazawa (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Kanazawa is the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan.The city sits between the Sai and Asano rivers. Its total area is 467.77 km². Kanazawa was one of the few major Japanese cities to be spared USAAF fire bombing during World War II. As a result, Kanazawa’s considerable architectural heritage has been preserved. Kenrokuen Garden […]

Discover Japan #9: Kanagawa Prefecture (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Discover Japan #9: Kanagawa Prefecture (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Japan National Tourist Organization London Office)

Kanagawa Prefecture is a prefecture located in the southern Kantō region of Honshū, Japan. The capital is Yokohama. Kanagawa is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. History There are some archaeological sites of Jōmon period (around 400 BC). About 3000 years ago, Mount Hakone made volcanic explosion and Lake Ashi on the western area of […]

Discover Korea #7: Gyeongju (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Discover Korea #7: Gyeongju (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Korea Tourism Organization)

Gyeongju is an administrative division of South Korea and one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Korea. It lies in the far southeastern corner of North Gyeongsang Province, on the coast of the East Sea. Nearby cities include the industrial centers Ulsan and Pohang. Numerous low mountains, outliers of the Taebaek range, are […]

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