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A Swiss man who has been on a solo hike across Japan to promote tourism reached Fukuoka Prefecture on Monday morning after hitting the road in Hokkaido on Aug. 1.

Thomas Koehler, 44, a former travel agent from Switzerland, embarked on the self-funded journey after seeing a steep drop in foreign visitors after the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters.

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