Arab News Japan
TOKYO: Japan’s No. 1 English-language newspaper, The Japan Times, printed a one-page special on September 23 to mark Saudi Arabia’s National Day.
The article recounted much of Saudi Arabia’s history, emphasizing the Kingdom’s role as the guardian of the Islamic faith.
But the special also highlighted the Saudi Arabia’s many attractions as the Kingdom seeks to welcome the world to its many attractions and unique features.
Among the photographic highlights were pictures of the “Elephant Rock” at Al-Ula, the village of Dhee Ayn in Al-Baha and the “Edge of the World” cliff near Riyadh.
The Japan Times article also noted that some of the attractions in Saudi Arabia are not always to be found in the past.
Shopping centers Riyadh Park Mall and the Kingdom Centre as well as the Souq Al Zal were mentioned, along with museums and tourist sites such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Jeddah.
The article suggested that Saudi Arabia is becoming an important tourist destination and has more to offer than many people know.
The special page also included congratulation messages from major Japanese industrial and trading companies such as Sumitomo Chemical, Idemitsu , JGC and Mitsubishi Corporation all of which have projects in the kingdom.