|Above, Kumamoto Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
As it happened in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the recent quakes in Kyushu has put a damper on foreign tourism.
News On Japan reported:
Tourism continues to struggle in southwestern Japan two months after major earthquakes, with hotel guests in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures at only 60% of normal levels in late May.
The sector is a key industry in the Kyushu region, which includes the two prefectures. Expectations are growing that the central government will come to the aid of affected businesses.The Tohoku region of northeast Japan still hasn't seen a full recovery in foreign tourism.
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