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Local businesses are despondent over a Tokyo investment fund’s recent decision to suspend a plan to build a large-scale resort in Tomakomai, Hokkaido — a plan that would lure tourists and create jobs for locals.

Since the city had high hopes for the project, along with a plan to construct a casino resort nearby, the suspension is expected to force Tomakomai to rethink its tourism and business strategies.

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