|Above, Kumamoto Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The Japanese government is taking steps to revive tourism in quake-hit Kyushu.
According to NHK:
Japan's government plans to help revive tourism in southwestern areas of the country hit by last month's powerful earthquakes.
Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii announced this after visiting Aso City in Kumamoto Prefecture and the Yufuin hot spring resort in neighboring Oita Prefecture on Sunday.
Many accommodations in Yufuin were open during the holiday season after the quakes. But the number of guests had fallen almost by half from the same period last year.
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