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Coronavirus

Japan's tourism windfall at risk as virus spreads in China

Retailers bet on Lunar New Year influx even as Beijing quarantines more cities

Passengers from Wuhan pass through thermal scanners at Narita international airport in Japan on Jan. 23. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

SHANGHAI/ TOKYO -- The outbreak of the new coronavirus in China could hardly come at a worse time for Japan's tourism and retail industries.

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