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Chinese tourists can't get enough of Japan

Shopping sprees, travel plans unaffected by chilly diplomatic ties

In 2014, 2.4 million Chinese visited Japan, an 83 per cent increase on the previous year. And last week the Japanese government announced that it was increasing Chinese consular staff to handle a surge of Chinese visa applications.


THERE'S no lack of ill will in China towards Japan. The chilly diplomatic relationship between Beijing and Tokyo is matched by occasional expressions of antagonism by the Chinese public. In September, the 10th Japan-China Public Opinion Poll showed that only 11.3 per cent of...

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