Deal starts in December.

Ticketmaster is partnering with travel company Japan Travel Bureau to give Japanese consumers access to U.S. event tickets.

Starting in December, JTB will replicate and translate select Ticketmaster Web pages into Japanese including those for concerts, Broadway musicals, sports and Las Vegas events. Japanese customers will be able to purchase tickets directly off of these sites.

Telephone call centers and retail locations for U.S. ticket purchases in Japan are also expected to spring from this deal in 2006.

According to a joint release, both Ticketmaster and JTB are seeking to increase Japanese tourism to the U.S.