Tourists on a busy street in Asakusa, Tokyo, contributing to what Japan is calling its “tourism pollution”. Picture: Kyodo
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The Japanese who see tourists as ‘pollution’ and why more Chinese visitors, with casinos as lure, won’t fix the problem

Japan’s leaders see boosting tourism as good business, but its efforts to lure more visitors, particularly from China, by allowing casinos could backfire given public and media opposition

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Tourists on a busy street in Asakusa, Tokyo, contributing to what Japan is calling its “tourism pollution”. Picture: Kyodo
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