Push for Japanese to travel to aid Hawaii
HONOLULU - The Japanese government's call for citizens to relax in an effort to find normalcy after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami could help improve tourism to Hawaii.
Japanese officials are urging residents to travel within the country and abroad. JTB Hawaii President Keiichi Tsujino says that travel for the string of national holidays in Japan known as "Golden Week," fared better than last year.
Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President of Brand Management David Uchiyama says Japan arrivals to Hawaii are about 7 percent above target.