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Japan-Update

No room for romance? Japan's love hotels court new clientele

Less sex and more tourists mean less kinky toys, more gourmet meals

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A Japanese couple walk through a love hotels district in Tokyo.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As midnight approaches, the sloping streets of Shibuya's Dogenzaka district start to crowd up. There are the usual salarymen stumbling home after a few drinks. Groups of university students head for the train station after a karaoke session.

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