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Quake-hit Hokkaido trying hard to revive tourism

3 monthes ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

The northernmost main island of Hokkaido in Japan is trying to bring back international tourists in the wake of last month's massive earthquake, targeting vibrant Asian economies including Hong Kong.
Hokkaido's hotel industry is still reeling from the magnitude-6.7 earthquake that jolted the southwestern region of the prefecture on September 6, cutting power supply to over 5 million residents, killing 41 people and injuring more than 700.
It is said that the quake caused at least 10 billion yen in canceled reservations mainly by schools and foreign tourists. The total damage to the...
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