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Coronavirus, Olympics Delay Batter Japanese Hotel Business

Espen Faugstad  / Flickr

A ryokan in Takayama, Japan. Hotels across the country are reeling from a significantly diminished tourist season and postponed 2020 Olympics due to coronavirus fears. Espen Faugstad / Flickr

Skift Take: Coronavirus precautions keeping tourists at home and the now-delayed 2020 Olympics are a devastating combination for Japanese hoteliers that were banking on a strong tourist year to compensate for significant capital investments.

— Cameron Sperance

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