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Tourism to Japan drops for 2 months as South Koreans stay away

Travelers from China and US make double digit gains in November

Tourists dress up for a visit to Tokyo's Sensoji, one of the capital's most popular attractions. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- Japan's tally of foreign visitors dipped slightly in November, as the continued plunge in travelers from South Korea drove a decline for the second straight month.

Just over 2.44 million people visited Japan in November, down 0.4% from a year earlier, the Japan National Tourism Organization said Wednesday.

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