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Cheap flights have Japanese flying to Seoul for lunch

More routes and friendly fares are changing the country's travel habits

Peach Aviation aircraft at Kansai Airport. The low-cost carrier is expanding domestic and overseas short-haul flights.

TOKYO -- Budget airlines and local carriers in Japan are expanding short-haul Asian routes originating in smaller domestic cities, with some set to offer one-way trips for less than 5,000 yen ($46.49).

The new services are expected to change how people view travel, with more Japanese women taking one-day trips to South Korea for lunch or shopping while their Taiwanese counterparts fly to Okinawa to have their hair done.

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