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Japan’s tourism boom continues, with the number of foreign passenger arrivals rising to another record in April of 1,764,000, up 43.3 percent from a year earlier, a government estimate showed Wednesday.

The record high for a third straight month, topping 1,526,000 arrivals in March, came as a weaker yen and government policy measures such as expanding the range of consumption-tax-free products has made Japan an attractive destination for foreign tourists.

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