Kabukicho, in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, is known as the Japanese capital’s red light district. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Could sex tourism save Japan’s small towns from disappearing?

  • The island nation received a record 31.2 million visitors last year, but few ventured off the well-beaten path
  • Urban migration threatens the existence of rural areas, but tourism is being touted as a solution for struggling settlements

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Kabukicho, in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, is known as the Japanese capital’s red light district. Photo: Shutterstock
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