Since the series of natural (and nuclear) disasters hit Japan, the country’s tourism industry has been making a slow climb back to its former popularity. However, the country is still seeing a dramatically lower amount of tourists than at this time in previous years (about 33%). The next step in the push to renew the tourism industry is set to begin in April, with a competition for 10,000 free round-trip tickets. Winners will be required to blog or otherwise document their experience in Japan, utilizing social media. The first of these visitors may arrive as soon as June or July 2011.