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Japan quakes damage castle, unnerve tourists; death toll rises to 44

Residents standing next to their collapsed houses in Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture, on Tuesday.


TOURIST groups from China, South Korea, and Taiwan, the three biggest sources of visitors to Japan, have scrapped trips to the quake-devastated Kyushu region and travel agencies are anticipating further cancellations. The blow to tourism coincided with Japan's peak spring travel

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