Members of the Japanese delegation to the International Olympic Committee celebrate in 2013 after Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: AFP Members of the Japanese delegation to the International Olympic Committee celebrate in 2013 after Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
Members of the Japanese delegation to the International Olympic Committee celebrate in 2013 after Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: AFP

As Japan’s Olympics tourism boom turns bust, once-hopeful businesses count the cost

  • Tokyo’s target of 40 million foreign tourists in 2020 went by the wayside as the pandemic upended international travel and caused the Games to be delayed
  • Some tourism-reliant businesses remain optimistic, but others that invested heavily on the promise of an Olympics-inspired boom are now struggling

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Members of the Japanese delegation to the International Olympic Committee celebrate in 2013 after Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: AFP Members of the Japanese delegation to the International Olympic Committee celebrate in 2013 after Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
Members of the Japanese delegation to the International Olympic Committee celebrate in 2013 after Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
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