Chinese tourists carry suitcases packed with purchases during bulk buying, known as Bakugai, in central Tokyoin 2015. Photo: EPA Chinese tourists carry suitcases packed with purchases during bulk buying, known as Bakugai, in central Tokyoin 2015. Photo: EPA
Chinese tourists carry suitcases packed with purchases during bulk buying, known as Bakugai, in central Tokyoin 2015. Photo: EPA

End of the boom? ‘Explosive shopping’ by Chinese tourists in Japan may be on the wane

Per capita spending by mainland tourists in Japan is down almost 19 per cent, as luxury items become more available in China

Topic |   Chinese tourists
Chinese tourists carry suitcases packed with purchases during bulk buying, known as Bakugai, in central Tokyoin 2015. Photo: EPA Chinese tourists carry suitcases packed with purchases during bulk buying, known as Bakugai, in central Tokyoin 2015. Photo: EPA
Chinese tourists carry suitcases packed with purchases during bulk buying, known as Bakugai, in central Tokyoin 2015. Photo: EPA
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