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Travel agency JTB Corp. predicted Monday that the number of Japanese tourists traveling overseas during the yearend holiday season will be 437,000, a 33.3 percent decline from the previous year.

But the nation’s domestic travelers will increase 1.7 percent to hit 29.73 million during the period between Dec. 23 and Jan. 3., brining the total number of domestic and overseas travelers to 30.16 million, up 0.9 percent, JTB said.

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