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Revenues from overseas trips at 50 Japanese tourist agencies in October shrank a record 46.1 percent to 115.98 billion yen from the previous year due to transportation concerns caused by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a government survey showed.

The survey, conducted by the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry, also attributed the plunge to similar concerns associated with the U.S.-led attacks in Afghanistan, which began in October.

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