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Opinion

Flood of inbound tourism must not swamp Japan

Hot spots need crowd controls, perks for locals, and imaginative planning

| Japan
Tourists walk through the famous Nishiki Market: Kyoto has been a focal point of local dissatisfaction. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

The Nikkei Asian Review article, Japan gets more than it bargained for with tourist boom, highlights the important discussion of the downside of Japan's rapid increase in international tourism.

A lot of the issues I read in the article about the lack of benefit for locals financially, and in terms of lifestyle quality, are certainly mirrored across the globe in destinations struggling with handling a sudden growth in travelers.

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