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Japan's tourism sector sees 1-2 years for rebound: Nikkei survey

Hotels, transport services and retailers see huge customer drop on coronavirus

Few people were seen on the streets of popular tourist spot Asakusa on May 26, one day after the state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo. (Photo by Kento Awashima) 

TOKYO -- Japan's coronavirus-hit tourism sector expects a rebound to take between one to two years after being hit by huge customer losses, a Nikkei survey shows.

Close to 60% of tourist businesses in Japan are experiencing a fall of more than 80% in their number of customers amid the coronavirus, according to the results of the survey conducted at the end of May.

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