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Japanese ski resorts get big face-lifts to lure foreign tourists

Operators make largest investments in facilities for decades

Heated seats on this six-person lift at Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture, northwestern Japan, are helping pull in big-spending foreign tourists. 

YAMAGATA, Japan -- Japanese ski resorts are making their biggest investments in decades to make facilities more competitive in the growing market for foreign tourists.

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