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Japan tourism falling behind expectations

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                                <strong>“(Japan visitors) are the ones who really shop. The downturn impacts some Hawaii retailers quite a bit.”</strong>
                                <strong>Tina Yamaki</strong>
                                <em>President, Retail Merchants of Hawaii</em>

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    “(Japan visitors) are the ones who really shop. The downturn impacts some Hawaii retailers quite a bit.”

    Tina Yamaki

    President, Retail Merchants of Hawaii

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                <strong>“By the end of 2023 we should be at 50% or more recovered.”</strong>
                                <strong>Eric Takahata</strong>
                                <em>Hawaii Tourism Japan managing director</em>

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “By the end of 2023 we should be at 50% or more recovered.”

    Eric Takahata

    Hawaii Tourism Japan managing director

Visitors from Japan to Hawaii are only about 18% recovered from pre-­pandemic times, sparking concern that what was once the islands’ largest international market will drag down the state’s tourism economy into 2023. Read more

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