Chinese tourists carry packages of Panasonic Corp's washlet along Tokyo's Ginza Shopping district May 16, 2014. In ageing Japan, retailers are waking up to a hot new demographic: foreign visitors. ... more 
Chinese tourists carry packages of Panasonic Corp's washlet along Tokyo's Ginza Shopping district May 16, 2014. In ageing Japan, retailers are waking up to a hot new demographic: foreign visitors. Tourism contribution to the economy will take on increasing importance as Japan's population dwindles. Driven by government tourism promotions and lately a weaker yen, the number of inbound travellers has quietly doubled in the past decade to top 10 million for the first time last year. In 2013, they spent $14 billion on everything from powdered green tea to Prada handbags, to rare, red-coral rings. To match story JAPAN-RETAIL/TOURISM Picture taken May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) less 
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