Unlicensed guides are organizing tours that aim to make tourists pay excessive amounts of money. Goods sold in tax-free shops in Japan have begun to develop a negative reputation on Chinese internet sites and other media, with some saying the prices are too high.
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A member of an expert panel of the Japan Tourism Agency. The panel has found the the tax-free shop industry relies excessively on unlicensed tour guides to facilitate the “bakugai” shopping sprees of tourists from China. (Yomiuri Shimbun) Read