Japan to open slopes to foreign ski instructors

posted on May 8, 2016

The government plans to ease visa requirements for foreign ski instructors to help attract leisure skiers from abroad amid the sport's declining popularity in Japan, a government source said Saturday.

Assuming the introduction of instructors with foreign language skills would help revitalize the domestic ski industry, the Justice Ministry eyes amending the relevant ordinance as early as the coming summer, according to the source.

The ministry also aims to bring an end to the trend of foreigners illegally working as ski instructors after entering Japan as tourists, the source said.




source by kyodonews
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