Cries of “dang” have long rung out from the nation’s major railway stations as foreign visitors find Japan Rail Pass vouchers are unavailable after arrival.

Now, Japan Railways Group (JR Group) plans to make the value-for-money passes available to visitors who forgot to pay before leaving home, a spokesman for East Japan Railway Co. said Friday.

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