SOUTH Korea, Japan and China, so disagreeable in the realm of history and geopolitics, have come together to promote the cause of regional tourism.
Japan’s tourism minister Akihiro Ota met with South Korean counterpart Kim Jong Deok and Li Jinzao of the China National Tourism Administration, marking the first time in four years the tourism ministers held trilateral talks, according to Jiji Press.
The meeting yielded an agreement to cooperate towards 30 million arrivals by 2020, when Japan hosts the 2020 summer Olympic Games.
Media in Japan also reported that the three countries would collaborate on a Visit East Asia campaign to draw more tourists during Games.
Japan alone has already set a target for 20 million arrivals by 2020.