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Capsule hotels: Japan's latest growth sector

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The entrance hall of Tokyo's Glansit Akihabara capsule hotel has a luxurious feel.

TOKYO -- Move over, salaryman, Japan's capsule hotels want to make room for guests willing to pay a bit more for a night's sleep.

The minimalist facilities typically offer narrow, rectangular compartments for 2,000 yen to 3,000 yen ($18 to $26) a night. Baths and lounges are communal.

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