• Japan tourism boom

Japan welcomed a record 13.4m visitors last year, helped by tourist numbers from China almost doubling. A sales tax exemption for foreign visitors also encouraged them to spend more, reports the Wall Street Journal.

A weaker yen has made trips to Japan cheaper for foreign visitors, sending arrivals up 29%. The country is easing visa restrictions with the aim of attracting 2o million foreign visitors by 2020.

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/japan-tourism-rebounds-to-record-level-1421723623

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