From a CNBC article:
“The Japanese government is planning to give away 10,000 free roundtrip tickets to foreigners by next year, in an attempt to boost its tourism industry that was badly affected by twin disasters in March.
The program, which is subject to approval from the government’s budget department, is expected to start on April 2011, according to the Japan Tourism Agency.
The agency said it plans to put up a website where interested travelers can submit applications.”
If you’re looking for a time to get away, this could be a good way to do it. Especially if you like to blog or have a following online.