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The number of Japanese travelers is expected to reach a record 30.53 million this holiday season, up 2 percent from a year earlier, according to major travel agency JTB Corp.

The number of people taking a trip within Japan will come to about 29.83 million, up 2 percent, while those traveling abroad will reach roughly 695,000, up 2.1 percent, both the highest since the survey began in 1969, JTB said.

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