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Japan's tourism windfall at risk as virus spreads in China

2020/1/28 17:40:02
The outbreak of the new coronavirus in China could hardly come at a worse time for Japan's tourism and retail industries.

With the Lunar New Year starting on Saturday, retailers had been counting on an influx of Chinese tourists to help offset tepid domestic consumption. Duty-free shops, drugstores and cosmetic shops have stocked up on popular goods and even brought in Chinese-speaking staff for the expected rush.

Expectations of a windfall, however, have been tempered by worries about the spread of the mysterious virus that has killed 26 people as of Thursday.

Vaperse Hotel Guangzhou

No.5 Jinsui Road (Zhujiang New City) Tianhe District Guangzhou 510623 China | 900m from Metro Station:Zhujiang New Town