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Turning Japan into a country that never sleeps

Tourism industry aims to keep foreign visitors spending late into the night

The Shibuya City Tourism Association gives overseas visitors the chance to sample the district's nightlife with modestly priced evening tours. (Photo by Kaori Yuzawa)

TOKYO -- With hopes of raising the number of overseas visitors by 40% to 40 million people by 2020, Japan's government, municipalities and businesses are trying to promote the country's nightlife.

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