An executive of a well-established hotel in Beppu, Oita Prefecture. The prefecture, famous for its hot spring resorts and one of the locations where the 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place later this year, is ambivalent about how to welcome tattooed foreign tourists.© Mainichi Shimbun
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There are some customers who feel uncomfortable seeing tattoos, and they can have an impact on the class of an inn. Because administrative agencies are not responsible for taking care of customer complaints and other problems, accommodations have no choice but to become cautious about lifting the ban.
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