Business associations of South Korea and Japan have agreed to propose a daylight-savings time system to their respective governments to promote tourism in the two countries.

The Federation of Korean Industries and the Japan Business Federation or Nippon Keidanren, on Monday adopted a joint statement to that effect after a meeting on tourism cooperation in Seoul.

The groups pledged joint efforts to lead Seoul and Tokyo to introduce the system, predicting it would allow people to spend more time on leisure and thus promote overseas travel and tourism.

From KBS

I really don’t think this would have much of an impact in boosting tourist numbers.

I think the biggest obstacle to increasing tourist numbers in Korea is the inaccessability of reliable information to non-Korean speaking visitors.

In Japan the price is still the main problem. Capsule hotels have made the accomodation situation a little better but long distance transport is still very difficult on a tight budget.