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A new television series on the NHK network in Japan about the woman who translated Anne of Green Gables to Japanese has resulted in a renewed interest in Prince Edward Island as a tourism destination, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“Since ‘Hanako and Anne’ was announced, we’ve been looking at ways to maximize opportunities for the province’s tourism product in one of our key international markets,” said Minister Henderson. “Asa result, we’ve entered into partnerships with NHK, Air Canada, several event organizers in Japan, and the Canadian Tourism Commission. Those partnerships have allowed the province to greatly enhance its marketing in Japan, and the timing couldn’t be better.”

Some of the planned activities that will help promote the province include media and trade events, enhanced social media, and participation in both a rose and garden show attracting an estimated 250,000 people and a major gallery exhibition tour with an estimated attendance of five to six hundred thousand people. So far, Tourism PEI has invested $140,000 in additional promotion and marketing.

The Japanese tourism website has been updated to coincide with the launch of the series. Visits to the Tourism PEI website originating from Japan are up 47 percent compared to this time last year.

The drama is among Japan’s most popular series with an audience close to 60 million. The opening sequence of each fifteen-minute episode features Prince Edward Island scenery, as do many short segments throughout the program. The series began on March 31; 156 episodes will be produced.

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