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Japan eyes anime tourism power

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 03:11

When the term “Otaku” first came out in Japan, it was used with disdain to describe people with obsessive hobbies, particularly in animation or manga comics. Nowadays, “Otaku” and their world of anime have grown into a thriving pop-culture of Tokyo. The Japanese government wants to lure in 40 million visitors to Japan by 2020 and anime is expected to be one of the backbones. Reuters correspondent Mayu Yoshida has more on Japan's Anime Tourism.

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When the term “Otaku” first came out in Japan, it was used with disdain to describe people with obsessive hobbies, particularly in animation or manga comics. Nowadays, “Otaku” and their world of anime have grown into a thriving pop-culture of Tokyo. The Japanese government wants to lure in 40 million visitors to Japan by 2020 and anime is expected to be one of the backbones. Reuters correspondent Mayu Yoshida has more on Japan's Anime Tourism.

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Japan eyes anime tourism power

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 03:11