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Japan's hotels and retailers eagerly await return of tourist cash

Lack of staff risks hindering companies from tapping estimated $120bn economic boost

Waiting in anticipation of thirsty foreign tourists.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- With Japan's reopening to foreign tourists on Friday, the tourism industry and retailers have high hopes for a rebound in travel spending, but staff shortages and tight entry restrictions mean a real recovery is likely still some way off.

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