Nation: Dizzy Days for the Dollar

Foreign tourists invade U.S. while Americans go broke abroad

Under the summer sun that bakes much of the nation these days, new voices are being heard. They speak Japanese and German and Arabic.

The foreign tourist, a species once limited to corporate tycoons and wandering rock stars, is abroad in the land. Direct flights from Tokyo to San Francisco are booked solid for the next three weeks, and the number of Japanese visitors to Las Vegas now runs to about 5,000 a month. In New York City, arriving Europeans want to see Times Square and Harlem...

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