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Coronavirus to cut foreign tourist spending in Japan by 981 b. yen

  • March 12, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:21 a.m.
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Osaka, March 12 (Jiji Press)–The spread of the novel coronavirus is estimated to lead to a drop of some 981.3 billion yen in spending by foreign tourists in Japan, the Resona Research Institute said Wednesday.

The latest estimate was worse than a decrease of some 624.4 billion yen projected by the private think tank a month before, reflecting fewer Chinese visitors.

The Kansai western Japan region is expected to see a drop of around 304.2 billion yen in foreign tourist spending, worse than a fall of some 190.5 billion yen in the prior estimate.

By prefecture in Kansai, the drop is estimated at 149 billion yen in Osaka, 94.7 billion yen in Kyoto, 18.8 billion yen in Hyogo, 35.1 billion yen in Nara, 2.8 billion yen in Shiga and 3.9 billion yen in Wakayama.

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