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Abe sets sights higher for Japan's tourism arrivals and spending

Mr Abe hopes Japan can attract about 40 million visitors by 2020, the year Tokyo is to host the Olympic Games.


PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe has again doubled the target for the number of inbound tourists that Japan should aim to attract, even as the number of visitors - from Asia, especially - continues to climb and tourism becomes the country's major industry and income-earner.


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