Tourism industry gutted in virus-hit Japan


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Find the good in the storm.

Nice positive attitude !

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It will improve.

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“Tourists were overflowing, and this is about right,” Nakamura said.

It might be about right for you, but it's far from right for the people who depend on at least a reasonably healthy tourist trade for their livelihoods.

I first went to Kyoto in 2012. Been a few times since, most recently last May-June. The increase in tourist traffic over seven years was astounding, overwhelming even. Maybe it would be a good thing for Kyoto if the number of visitors never goes back to pre-Covid-19 levels - I certainly found the crowding in Kyoto in particular hard to take when I was there last, and the locals were grumbling like crazy.

What you don't want is a choice between feast or famine, over-tourism or nothing.

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Why can't we have respect ???for all people , who are foreigners ???.

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What you don't want is a choice between feast or famine, over-tourism or nothing.

Unless more people in Japan take this virus more seriously, and stop going out socially at all, and businesses let all employees who don't have to physically be in the office work from home, the famine will last much longer than it has to.

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