[After Corona is likely to become a new sanctuary in Shanghai]
LaLaport is the first overseas expansion, but I went to "LaLaport Shanghai Kinbashi store". With a total floor area of approximately 146,000 square meters, it is located in Pudong Shin District, Shanghai. Many Japanese facilities are open on the 1st to 6th floors. "UNIQLO", "JINS", "VS PARK", "Play Park Plus", etc.
The highlight is the full-scale Freedom Gundam statue, which boasts a height of 18.03m.
[Danobushi three consecutive holidays]
This weekend is the three consecutive holidays of the Chinese traditional holiday "Danobushi". In China, it is customary to eat rice dumplings and hold dragon boat races on this day. Today, I saw a dragon boat race preparing for the lake in front of Shanghai Disney Resort. It seems interesting to row a boat on the same lake as Donald.
[EV car that costs less than 500,000 yen]
In an online interview from Japan, we supported the test drive experience of the super-discount "Goryo Hiromitsu" Mini-EV, which has become a hot topic in China. It is on sale at an exceptional price of 2.88 yuan ~ (460,000 yen ~), which is an unthinkable price. It achieved a miraculous record of 270,000 units in 10 months. It suddenly overtook Tesla to become the best-selling EV car in the Chinese market. I actually tried to verify where the secret and ability are.
In addition to online interviews, I also took videos. You can also see the ordinary town of Shanghai, so if you like, please watch the video to see what is happening in Shanghai today.
[Full-scale Freedom Gundam statue open]
A full-scale Freedom Gundam statue with a height of 18.03m appeared on May 28th at the commercial facility "LaLaport Shanghai Kinbashi" in Pudong New Area. The completion ceremony was attended by Chinese actor Yoon Tadashi, who professes to be a Gundam fan.
"LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao" is holding the first large-scale Gundam event "GUNDAM docks at shanghai" in mainland China until July 11. We also have a corner to introduce the history of Gundam and anime, a free trial of plastic models, and many limited-edition products.
[China 10th Flower Expo] has started
5.21-7.2 The 10th China Expo'90 will be held on Chongming Island in Shanghai. Exhibits were exhibited from all provinces of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and 12 cities around the world. There are a total of 6 pavilions, which are called "Reconstruction Hall" (main pavilion), "Century Hall", "Takefuji Hall", "Hyakkakan", "Hanagei Journey" and "Hanasu-do" respectively. Various events will be held during the exposition.
From May 1st to May 5th, there will be consecutive holidays during the "Labor Festival" in China. A total of 230 million people have traveled across China, where new corona infections have remained nearly zero. This is an increase of 103.2% from 2019 before Corona.
The photo shows the sign I saw during the Golden Week holidays when I was touring to Suzhou Gardens near Shanghai. The World Heritage Site Humble Administrator's Garden is labeled "No Same-day Ticket". If you do not make a reservation in advance, even the tickets will be sold out. Moreover, for the time being, the number of visitors to tourist destinations throughout China has returned to the 100% standard before Corona, and there are no restrictions to prevent infection. It was a state of a tourist destination in China returning at a tremendous speed.
[Shanghai Motor Show now being held]
The 2021 Shanghai Motor Show will be held from April 19th to 28th at the National Convention Center (National Convention & Exhibition Center). There are more than 1000 companies exhibiting at this year's motor show, and the exhibition area is 360,000 m2. It seems that EV cars and electric cars have the highest market share in history. The audience also seems to be paying close attention to autopilot technology.
[Shanghai City to cancel restrictions on the number of visitors to tourist spots]
As a result of controlling infections throughout China, the city of Shanghai has decided to suspend restrictions on the maximum number of visitors to each tourist destination, which is 75%, from April 10. At each tourist destination, it is now possible to check the guest's health code (green) and publish it up to the specified maximum capacity. Currently, the infection is occurring only in Ruili City, Yunnan Province, China, but it was found that the infection was mainly caused by smugglers from Myanmar. All other parts of China have returned to free sightseeing.
From April 8th, Shanghai Disneyland has started its 5th anniversary event. Various events are planned for the year.
We have decided to plan an earpick tour as a new tour plan in the future. I made a video of the experience inspection report to the facility.
[Sakura in full bloom in Shanghai]
The cherry blossoms in Shanghai are in full bloom. A large number of cherry blossom viewing spectators were welcomed at the major cherry blossom viewing areas such as "Gucun Park," "Tongji University," "Minamiura Ohashi Bus Terminal," and "Xuhui Hamae." "Gucun Park" set a record last weekend with 130,000 cherry blossom viewing spectators.
CHINA8 also went to Gucun Park and enjoyed the cherry blossoms.
[Inquiries about short-term business trips to China for the first time in a year]
For the first time since Corona, we received an inquiry from a true inbound customer. I have already entered China from Shanghai at the end of March and are currently in quarantine at the hotel. After the quarantine expired, I went on a business trip to several provinces in China for two weeks and received an inquiry to return to Japan.
It seems that I was able to enter the country with a business visa, and isolation is still difficult, but I have no choice but to resume business trips that I could not do for a long time.
China still needs quarantine for two weeks, but vaccination is accelerating, so quarantine measures are expected to be eased for those who have been vaccinated in the near future.
Spring has come.
I went to "Gucun Park", the park with the most cherry blossoms in Shanghai. I was able to enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom. The people of Shanghai also love cherry blossoms, and even though the park is on weekdays, they are amazing people.
Moreover, we also hold the "Sakura Food Festival". You can enjoy various gourmet foods under the cherry blossoms.
No way, the cherry blossom Ferris wheel in Gucun Park is also a photo spot.
[March 29-Vaccination started for foreign nationals living in Shanghai]
Foreigners living in Shanghai have begun to inoculate the new coronavirus vaccine to foreigners living in Shanghai on the premise of "voluntary application, self-payment of expenses". Those who do not have social security medical insurance in China have an inoculation fee of 100 yuan.
From March 25th, we started inoculation for people aged 60 to 75 in Shanghai.
It seems that vaccination is accelerating throughout China.