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Only days before the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a report by a global travel trade group predicted that Japan's tourism industry will make a full recovery in 2012.
The World Travel and Tourism Council issued a report Wednesday, predicting that international tourism will generate $129 billion in spending in Japan in 2012, compared with $128.5 billion generated in 2010.
The earthquake, which struck March 11, 2011, triggered a tsunami and ensuing panic over damage to a key nuclear power plant in Japan. Tourism spending on the island country dropped by 62% in April and fell by 3.9% for the entire year, according to the tourism council.