Stacey just sent me an update to our 10,000 Flight Giveaway story from October last year. It looks like it’s not going to happen. The Japanese Nation Tourism Organization reports that the Japanese Government announced the budget for this proposal and it has been declined, so the flight give away will not be going ahead.
Thanks to the support of the international community, Japan is making vigorous progress towards reconstruction in the earthquake and tsunami affected northeast of Japan, but recovery from the earthquake continues to be a pressing issue.
Too bad. It would have been a wonderful opportunity for people to see Japan. However, it makes total sense that money should be allocated to the disaster recovery work first.
To read the entire announcement, head over to the Japanese Tourism Agency website.
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