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Japan's domestic-travel campaign blasted as Tokyo outbreak swells

Politicians and businesses fear rise in tourism will spread coronavirus infections

Tourists visit Kyoto's Arashiyama district before the coronavirus outbreak. Many tourism-dependent regions and businesses have suffered heavily due to the pandemic.

TOKYO -- A Japanese campaign to promote domestic travel has sparked intense criticism as coronavirus cases in Tokyo rise once again, with opposition lawmakers and Gov. Yuriko Koike pushing the government to postpone the program.

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