Ginza, Japan: Decrease of Chinese tourists affects Tokyo

Posted on December 6, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Travel News

The sound of Mandarin-speaking tourists and the cash tills they set ringing have become rare in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza district, retailers say, since a flare-up in an island row between China and Japan. “Until September, we had many Chinese customers and you could hear Chinese spoken in our shop,” said Mika Nakatsugawa, who trains clerks at cosmetic firm Shiseido’s flagship outlet in Ginza, the Japanese capital’s equivalent of Fifth Avenue in New York. Read article

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