Northeast Asia | Japan’s tourism boom could be the 'reform' its economy needs

Japan’s tourism boom could be the ‘reform’ its economy needs

Thanks to a weaker yen, eased visa restrictions and stepped up advertising, 2017 marked a fifth straight record year of increased arrivals and tourism spending. The influx is also giving the nation's limitations much-needed exposure

January 24, 2018 3:41 PM (UTC+8)
Visitors take selfies and pictures of the Tokyo skyline from the Roppongi Hills commercial complex on January 20, 2018. Photo: AFP / Behrouz MEHRI
Visitors take selfies and pictures of the Tokyo skyline from the Roppongi Hills commercial complex on January 20, 2018. Photo: AFP / Behrouz MEHRI
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