Japanese head overseas with strong yen

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While the strong yen has taken its toll on Japanese exporters, it has had some surprising benefits.

As well as reducing the cost of expensive imports such as oil and gas, the strengthening currency has encouraged an increasing number of Japanese tourists to venture overseas to spend - some 2.7 million this year according to Japan's largest travel agency JTB - and the yen's strength against the euro in particular means a growing number are now heading to Europe.

The BBC's Mariko Oi reports from Tokyo.

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