Government to strengthen support for tourism and other activities that will not make remote islands near the border uninhabited island

The government will not make remote islands near the border uninhabited island to strengthen support for tourism, etc. September 30 at 4:11 a.m.

On remote islands where people close to the border live, the government has decided to strengthen support for tourism and employment, which has been hit hard by the effects of the new Coronavirus, as avoiding uninhabited islands will lead to the preservation of Japan’s territorial waters and other areas.

As not to make remote islands close to the border uninhabited islands lead to the preservation of Japanese territorial waters, the government has set 71 islands as “specific manned border remote islands” and has taken measures such as keeping shipping and airfare fares low.

However, due to the impact of the new coronavirus on these islands, which have been hit hard by the economy, the government has decided to expand grants and strengthen support for tourism and employment.

Specifically, the Cabinet Office has decided to include more than 6 billion yen in the approximate request for the next fiscal year’s budget, as it will support the establishment of accommodation facilities that can be “worded” to work in telework while enjoying vacations, and the development of new travel plans utilizing charter flights.