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Japan's tourism in tough situation amid nuclear crisis

2011-04-21 01:02:33 GMT2011-04-21 09:02:33(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English


Tourists walk in Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo, Japan, April 20, 2011. The plunge in foreign tourist numbers to Japan following a string of natural calamities and a nuclear crisis has put the key industry in a tough situation, particularly with crucial Asian markets, its tourism agency head said on Wednesday. The number of foreign visitors fell by half in March compared with that of last year. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)


A man sells dessert outside Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo, Japan, April 20, 2011. The plunge in foreign tourist numbers to Japan following a string of natural calamities and a nuclear crisis has put the key industry in a tough situation, particularly with crucial Asian markets, its tourism agency head said on Wednesday. The number of foreign visitors fell by half in March compared with that of last year. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)


A seller waits for customers at a bag store outside Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo, Japan, April 20, 2011. The plunge in foreign tourist numbers to Japan following a string of natural calamities and a nuclear crisis has put the key industry in a tough situation, particularly with crucial Asian markets, its tourism agency head said on Wednesday. The number of foreign visitors fell by half in March compared with that of last year. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)


A rickshaw puller waits for customer outside Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo, Japan, April 20, 2011. The plunge in foreign tourist numbers to Japan following a string of natural calamities and a nuclear crisis has put the key industry in a tough situation, particularly with crucial Asian markets, its tourism agency head said on Wednesday. The number of foreign visitors fell by half in March compared with that of last year. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

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