FAST FIVE: Dreaming Of Visiting Japan? The Government Might Pay Half Your Expenses To Jumpstart Tourism

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While books, YouTube travel vlogs, and even open world video games offer great distractions, in many ways they also offer serious fuel to our wanderlust – inspiring us to do nothing more than get out of our current environs and delve deep into other cultures, climes, and cuisines.

And of all the most amazing tourist destinations out there, one country stands tall with its dazzling combination of ancient culture and stunning modernity – and that country is Japan.

On a nationwide level, the country has seen a staggering 99.9 percent year-on-year drop in tourism.

So while Japan is not quite out of the woods yet – as is the case in much of the rest of the world – the reported plan to slash travel expenses in half for tourists does seem tantalizing.

After all, where else can we be treated to the priceless scenery of Japan's villages, the brilliant natural beauty of the country's mountains and islands, or the irreplaceable flavors of genuine Japanese cuisine.

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