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Economy

Tourism-hungry Japan wants more terminals for cruise ships

Government asks municipalities, companies to submit joint construction plans

U.S. cruise line operator Carnival's Diamond Princess at the Port of Yokohama

TOKYO -- The Japanese government wants city governments and cruise ship operators to join hands in building large harbors exclusively for cruise ships, eyeing an economic boost through increased tourism.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is seeking joint development plans from municipalities and cruise ship operators.

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