RELATED NEWS: “The strategic goal of the Ministry is to develop Croatia as a destination that is accessible to various airlines, especially before and after the peak of the summer season. That is why we are turning to the Asian market, primarily Korea, Japan and China, where we are concentrating on many of our efforts ”Point out the Ministry of Tourism, which is stated in the report. Croatia and Japan are continuing talks on the introduction of a regular airline between the two countries, the portal reports exyuaviation.com The number of Japanese tourists visiting Croatia is constantly growing. Thus, last year a total of 159.574 tourists from Japan were recorded, which is an increase of 12,3% compared to 2017. Most of them remained in Dubrovnik, followed by Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Split and Opatija. THE ONLY ISLAND JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN CROATIA OPENED ON LOŠINJ Currently, Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), operates summer charters from several cities to Dubrovnik. Also, Japan Airlines (JAL) is considering a service base in Eastern Europe through its recently established long-term low-cost airline Zipair, which could prove Croatia’s position as an optimal location. Negotiations are underway on the adoption of the Air Transport Agreement, which is a precondition for the establishment of non-stop flights, and the first round of negotiations was held last November in Tokyo. The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs pointed out that the talks are continuing and that a certain framework has been reached until the conclusion of the Air Transport Agreement between the two countries.