According to CNN, the tourism industry between the two countries has suffered a heavy blow as trade disputes between the two countries intensify. If you ever wanted to travel to Japan and Korea, now is the best time. CNN pointed out that the lowest one-way ticket between Japan and South Korea has dropped to $8.38 (about 60 yuan).
CNN quoted Nikkei Asia Review as saying that the current price is about 60% to 80% lower than the same period in 2019. This situation is extremely unusual. In the past September was the peak time for people to travel between Japan and Korea. Many people used the Mid-Autumn Festival (Japan called Moon Festival, Korea called Autumn Festival) to visit relatives, so the price of air tickets would rise. Many people also complained that the price of air tickets was too high, sometimes up to hundreds of dollars.
The report points out that this is the latest side effect of trade disputes between the two countries. The dispute began in July this year when the Japanese government imposed controls on the export of three chemicals to South Korea. In August, Japan took the lead in removing South Korea from the trade white list. In response, South Korea took the same steps and terminated the military intelligence sharing agreement signed with Japan in 2016.
Therefore, the tourism industry between Japan and Korea has been greatly impacted. According to Japanese government statistics, there were 561,700 South Korean tourists to Japan in July, down 7.6% from the same period in 2018. In August, Korean Airlines said it would cut six routes to and from Japan on the grounds that demand for Japanese routes is declining due to tensions between Korea and Japan. (Overseas Network Wei Xuewei)
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Yang Bin_NF4368