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Japan's 40m-visitor goal already a reach amid China drop-off

Traffic set to slow further from virus outbreak, putting this year's growth in doubt

Visitors from China dropped about 20% from a year earlier during the Lunar New Year holiday. (Photo by Karina Noka)

TOKYO -- Japan's prospects of welcoming 40 million international visitors as planned in 2020 are already starting to fade as the new coronavirus cuts into the flow of Chinese travelers.

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