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  • Japan sees record foreign visitors, tourist spending in 2016

    Japan sees record foreign visitors, tourist spending in 2016

    TOKYO, Jan. 17 Kyodo

    Spending by foreign visitors to Japan in 2016 grew 7.8 percent to 3.75 trillion yen ($33.2 billion) and the number of foreign visitors rose 21.8 percent to 24.04 million, both all-time highs, the government said Tuesday.

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  • British Museum to exhibit Hokusai works

    British Museum to explore later life of Hokusai in major exhibition

    By Rhyannon Bartlett-Imadegawa
    LONDON, Jan. 16 Kyodo

    A large-scale exhibition bringing together over 100 woodblock prints and painted works of Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai will be held at the British Museum from May to August, with a similar exhibition planned in Osaka in the autumn.

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