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Japan sees surge in Chinese tourists

By Zhang Yunbi in Tokyo | China Daily | Updated: 2015-06-04 07:55

Despite strained relations, number of travelers from the mainland nearly doubles year-on-year

At about 10 pm at a drugstore in Tokyo's wealthy Akihabara district, two Japanese cashiers surnamed Nakayama and Mori were busy closing out their cash registers along with their Chinese colleague, a woman surnamed Xie.

Drugstores selling Japanese-made medicines and cosmetics are employing more Chinese at a time when the number of visits to Japan by Chinese travelers and shoppers has almost doubled compared with last year.

Japan sees surge in Chinese tourists

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