People wearing face masks pictured in Tokyo’s upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district of Ginza on Monday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: in Japan, Chinese tourists’ absence begins to bite

  • A guaranteed Chinese clientele was the backbone on which numerous Japanese hotels, retailers and restaurants built their businesses
  • But all that changed with the virus outbreak, which now threatens the Olympics, university admissions and cherry blossom viewings as well
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic: All stories
People wearing face masks pictured in Tokyo’s upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district of Ginza on Monday. Photo: AFP
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