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Typhoon Jebi leaves deep dent in Osaka's tourism economy

Sales fell at 80% of retailers and restaurants surveyed days after storm

OSAKA -- The Kuromon market in Osaka usually bustles with tourists grabbing a bite or simply marveling at the array of fish, fruit and other foods on offer. But after Typhoon Jebi knocked out the region's hub airport, Kansai International, earlier this month, merchants were left twisting in the wind.

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