Chinese tourists to Japan switch from shopping sprees to medical services

A few years ago, Chinese tourists engaged in bakugai (explosive shopping spree) in Tokyo’s Ginza district made headlines. But that seems to be a thing of the past, as more Chinese tourists now seek services and experiences unique to Japan. And one of the most prominent fields is medical services. “In recent years, a larger number of patients come to Japan for therapy and health checkups,” said Li Xin, vice president of Hibikojyo, a medical service agency based in Tokyo that has offices in several cities in China, including Beijing and Shanghai.…

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