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Ibaraki Prefecture has nixed a proposal by a group of travel experts to nickname the local airport “Tokyo Ibaraki International Airport” after facing a barrage of opposition from residents, including some saying it would lead to the prefecture losing pride.

The prefecture, located northeast of the capital, is home to Ibaraki Airport. In a bid to attract more foreign passengers, the authorities asked the experts in January to come up with a nickname for use overseas.

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