CNN: “Sounds unbelieveable, but it’s true” — Japan paying for travelers to visit Fukushima — $63 to share photos on Facebook, $63 to answer 5 questions …More

Published: April 6th, 2012 at 4:46 am ET
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Title: Japan pays Chinese travelers to tour Fukushima
Source: CNNGo.com
Author: Raemin Zhang
Date: 6 April, 2012

It sounds unbelieveable [sic], but it’s true. [...] 

“All [Chinese] visitors who stay in a local hotel, visit two scenic spots in Fukushima and answer a poll of five questions can get a refund of RMB 400 (US$63) after they’ve returned home,” the [East Morning Post (link in Chinese only)] quotes Kokubun Kenji, chief representative of the Fukushima Prefectural Government Shanghai Office.

“Those who are willing to share their photos of Fukushima will get another bonus of RMB 400,” Kokubun added. [...]

Excluding fuel taxes and visa fees, the price of a five-day, four-night package to Fukushima and Tokyo will start from RMB 3,000 ($474). That’s about RMB 2,500 ($400) cheaper than the normal price during spring and summer. [...]

“ANA and Fukushima Prefectural Government both have agreed to give [Chinese] visitors a substantial discount and a certain amount of financial subsidies” -Shanghai CYTS (China Youth Tour Service) Tours Cooperation, a major tour coordinator in Shanghai

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