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Chinese Tourists in Japan Choose Cosmetics Over Electronics

Cosmetics are in demand, while gadgets lose their appeal.
Bloomberg business news

Chinese Visits to Japan Hit New Record


The spending power of Chinese tourists in Japan is so impressive there’s a special word for it: bakugai, or explosive buying.

While the soaring yen this year has threatened to curb their enthusiasm, the latest figures from the Japan National Tourism Organization show that 731,400 Chinese visitors flocked to the country in July, a monthly record.