By JULIAN RYALL
Tokyo Correspondent

TOKYO, Japan — The Japanese government is shifting the nation’s tourist industry into overdrive with the announcement of support for the construction of at least 50 new luxury hotels designed to woo more foreign travellers.

The details of the government’s plans have not been released, including how much money might be made available for hotel developers, but it appears that Tokyo intends to select parts of the country that have been largely overlooked in the nation’s recent tourist boom or have sustained damage to their travel industry.

Chief Cabinet . . .

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