Listen: Hilton Fukuoka Seahawk, Japan, Fukuoka discussed on Japan This Week
"Hi, and welcome to Japan this week a quick recap of stories we've been following on the Japan today website for the week ending. November sixteenth two thousand eighteen I'm Jeff Richards. Thanks for joining us. And let's get right to it. Okay. In our first story. The Cuban ambassador to Japan was denied a room at a Hilton hotel in Fukuoka last month. Why? Well, the US hotel group cited Washington's economic sanctions against that country. The hotel Hilton Fukuoka Seahawk said it refused. The ambassadors stay in order to comply with US laws as an American company. However, the local government has instructed the hotel to correct the practice as Japanese law prohibits hotels from rejecting guests based on nationality. In fact, the Japanese law stipulates that hotels should not reject guests except for cases involving infectious diseases or illegal activities ambassador. Carlos Pereira was visiting Fukuoka to meet with Cuban players who belonged to the SoftBank hawks professional baseball team a Hilton public relations officials said they declined stays by government officials and those related to state run companies from. Countries that are subjected to US economic sanctions such as Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria Japan today reader big in rights, you can boil it down to two choices the Fukuoka Hilton was either ignorant of the laws in the country. It was operating in or it knew what the laws were but decided to break them either due to an ill advised decision of its own or a directive from its head office in the USA.."