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The government will promote construction of large hotels outside major cities as part of a drive to welcome 40 million foreign visitors a year by 2020, when Tokyo will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made tourism a key pillar of its economic growth strategy. In 2015, a record 19.74 million foreign visitors arrived in Japan, compelling the government recently to double its target for the number of tourists it hopes to attract annually by 2020.

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