Japan’s Torrid Tourism Growth Loses Steam Due to Natural Disasters

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A man looks on as soldiers float a dinghy through floodwater on July 8, 2018, in Kurashiki near Okayama, Japan. Over 70 people have died and dozens are missing in Japan as torrential rain caused flash flooding and landslides across central and western parts of the country while more than two million people have been ordered to evacuate. Carl Court / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Some tragic natural disasters in recent months have led to the slowest growth in Japanese tourism in more than 5 years. But let’s keep perspective. Japan is still likely to enjoy record tourism this year and next.

— Sean O’Neill

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