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South Korean tourists sanction China, opt for Japan

Tourists from South Korea decide to make their own foreign policy

This file photo shows an intercept missile being launched by a THAAD system. © Reuters

TOKYO -- More South Koreans are visiting Japan this year as they shun China amid worsening relations between Seoul and Beijing.

South Korean visitors to Japan in May surged 85% on the year to 558,900, according to data released Wednesday by the Japan National Tourism Organization. Japan received a total of 2.29 million visitors during the month, up 21.2%.

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