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Cherry Blossoms, Hot Springs, and Blue Movies: Chinese Tourism and Japan’s Image GapNakajima Kei

The lavish spending of Chinese tourists in Japan has remained a hot media topic, and it is one that can be expected to stay in the headlines for the foreseeable future as the number of visitors from China is forecast to keep growing. Several factors can be cited to explain this rise in Chinese tourism, including the greater affluence of Chinese as a result of economic growth, the quality and af…

Getting Serious About International TourismNagai Tomomi

With the 2020 Olympics approaching, the Abe government has laid out ambitious plans to turn Japan into one of the world’s top tourist destinations. What will it take for this island country to triple tourist arrivals over the next 15 years?

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