Japan is gearing up for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic 2020. As one of their strategies, more restaurants in Japan are promoting halal food to attract more Moslem visitors visiting the country. Since the “Visit Japan” campaign was launched in 2003, the number of incoming travellers increased by four-fold in 2015, while at the same time the number of Japanese tourists to Indonesia are decreasing by 2,87% in 2016. The fact was mentioned by charge d'affaires of the Embassy of Indonesa, Dr. Ben Perkasa Drajat while welcoming the visit of 37 students as well as 8 academic and teaching staff of Tourism Vocational Programme of the University of Indonesia as part of the International Field Study (IFS) programme today (10/03).
Headed by Dr. Jajang Gunawijaya, Head of Tourism Study Programme, University of Indonesia, the group will visit Tokyo and Osaka during the programme, taking place from 5 to 11 March 2017.
IFS is an annual programme to broaden the knowledge of the students of the Tourism Vocational Programme, in particular on MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) destinations managed by local tourism authority of other country. IFS programme was initiated in 2002, with each year saw a different destination, varied from Malaysia, Thailand, Hongkong and South Korea.