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Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a reporter for Travel Tomorrow, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

5 December 2022

EU and Japan intensify cooperation on hydrogen

The EU and Japan have officially intensified their cooperation on hydrogen to spur innovation and develop an international hydrogen market. The new partnership follows the EU-Japan Summit in May 2021, when […]
22 November 2022

Japan sees a surge in number of visitors after tourism reopening

The number of foreign visitors to Japan rose to 498,600 in October, more than double September’s 206,500, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. This is […]
17 October 2022

Japan has opened borders but recovery of hospitality sector still lagging

Last week, authorities in Japan lifted all remaining travel restrictions on international travelers. Parts of the hospitality sector, however, have not recovered from the pandemic and […]
26 September 2022

Japan lifts all remaining restrictions from 11 October

Authorities in Japan have decided to lift all remaining travel restrictions. The country will allow visa-free, independent tourism and remove its daily arrival cap restrictions, including […]
22 September 2022

Japanese start-up designs flying motorcycle

A Japanese start-up designed a motorcycle capable of flying at 100km/h and a maximum of 40 minutes. 1. Xturismo Revealed this week at the Detroit Auto […]
14 September 2022

Japan could soon lift cap on foreign tourists to revive tourism

The Japanese government has announced that it must strike a balance between opening up to foreign travelers and maintaining control of the pandemic in a bid […]
22 August 2022

Japan launches nationwide competition to boost alcohol consumption

A new contest launched by the Japanese government asks the younger generation to come up with ideas to boost the consumption of alcoholic drinks. In an […]
10 August 2022

7 energy-saving lessons the world can learn from Japan

Europe is battling an energy crisis as Russia reduces its gas supply. With its recent history of reduced energy availability, Japan can teach Europe and the […]
18 May 2022

Japan announces limited “test tourism” in May before fully reopening in June

This month Japan will start a pilot test to “analyze the safety” of destinations, allowing the entry of tourists from the United States, Australia, Thailand and […]
9 May 2022

Japan may reopen to foreign tourists in June

Japan’s prime minister Fumio Kishida said that Japan could reopen to foreign visitors in June. Japan aims to ease its border control restrictions and reopen its […]
13 April 2022

Japan’s oldest people unveil 6 secrets to longevity

There are 5 Blue Zones in the world, places where people consistently live over 100 years old, and the Okinawa archipelago in Japan is one of […]
24 March 2022

Japan is building a smart futuristic city powered by hydrogen

Japan is building a hydrogen-powered city that will serve as a prototype for sustainable cities in the future. The project was developed to enable residents and […]
23 February 2022

Japan’s first hydrogen train to start test run

The East Japan Railway Company (JR East) will start testing Japan’s first hydrogen-fuelled train next month, in a step towards the country’s goal of reaching net […]
16 February 2022

Joby Aviation partners with ANA to launch air taxi service

On Monday February 14th, All Nippon Airways Holdings (ANA) and Joby Aviation, Inc. announced they are forming a partnership that will see Japan’s largest airline join […]
19 January 2022

Japan is turning used buses into moving saunas

Used buses in Japan’s Himeji city in Hyogo prefecture will have a second life as moving saunas named Sabus, and they are promising to offer something […]
22 December 2021

Why the Japanese eat cake for Christmas

Despite less than 1% of the Japanese identifying as Christians, Christmas is still widely celebrated throughout the island nation. One of the most rooted Christmas traditions […]
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