Japan plans to resume Go To Travel at the end of January

The Japanese government will aim to relaunch its Go To Travel domestic tourism promotion campaign at the end of January next year, Toshimitsu Motegi, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said on Monday.

“We hope to continue talks on restarting the surrender campaign towards the end of January,” assuming the cases of infection for the omicron variant of COVID-19 are brought under control, Motegi said in a speech in Osaka, western Japan.

The Go To Travel campaign has been suspended across the country since December 28, 2020, due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Regarding the state’s 2022 fiscal budget, Motegi suggested that the government should increase its defense spending given the current security environment, without sticking to the conventional policy of keeping such spending at 1% of the budget. gross domestic product of the country.

Noting that acquiring the ability to attack enemy bases is a “major option” for Japan, Motegi said “it is important for us to strengthen discussions” on the subject.

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