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No.of S Korean tourists to Japan drops 7.6%

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By Megu Jones

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7% ? That's it?

I thought it would be more after all the huff and puffing mixed with Government sponsored nationwide boycott of everything Japanese in South Korea.

They'll be back; they can't stay away from Japan or Japanese goods anyway.

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Now's the time for the Japanese to attract more Taiwanese & American tourists.

And since Japan is all buddy-buddy with Iran, maybe they could market their country's tourism to Iran too. They're rich.

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Ok Abe, forget about your 40 million tourists. A quarter of tourists to Japan are from SK and the flights between SK and Japan are being cut continually.

BTW as a long time Kyoto resident, the tourists from SK are by far the best behaved. Why? Because their culture is quite closely related to Japan of course. Many Kyoto and Kansai Japanese have strong Korean roots.

Japan has shot itself in the foot and knows it.

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Good for Japan. IF the these Korean tourists truly do not hate Japan, and behave and respect Japanese customs, they will be welcomed in Japan.

They'll be back; they can't stay away from Japan or Japanese goods anyway.

No one can. Best quality in the world, and most mouthwatering food!

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2.99 million foreigners visited Japan last month, up 5.6 percent on-year. The biggest proportion were 1.06 million Chinese, up 19.5 percent to take up the slack. So, in short, business as usual for Japan's tourism, in fact it's increased ironically.

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I am sure most Japanese and Korean people don't really care much what their children in government are having a tantrum about today. The 7. 6 percent decrease could be accounted for by lots of other things other than the political kids and their spat.

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The 7. 6 percent decrease could be accounted for by lots of other things other than the political kids and their spat.

Doubtful.

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Not surprising when you read and hear their one sided propaganda in their media.

For the safety of Japanese travelers, Japan too must issue a much harsher warning about traveling to SK.

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