Japanese pharmacies are using Chinese-language adverts and Putonghua-speaking staff to lure mainlanders. Photo: SCMP Pictures Japanese pharmacies are using Chinese-language adverts and Putonghua-speaking staff to lure mainlanders. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Japanese pharmacies are using Chinese-language adverts and Putonghua-speaking staff to lure mainlanders. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Pharmacies: Japan’s latest must-see tourist attraction (at least for visiting Chinese)

Worried about shoddy products at home, mainland travellers are stocking up on everyday medications like cough syrup during overseas trips. For their Asian neighbour, the demand has helped pull an entire market out of decline

Topic |   Chinese tourists
Japanese pharmacies are using Chinese-language adverts and Putonghua-speaking staff to lure mainlanders. Photo: SCMP Pictures Japanese pharmacies are using Chinese-language adverts and Putonghua-speaking staff to lure mainlanders. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Japanese pharmacies are using Chinese-language adverts and Putonghua-speaking staff to lure mainlanders. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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