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by Michael C. Lowe | June 08, 2011

 Following the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake in March, hotel occupancy in Japan fell 21 percent in March and 28 percent in April year-over-year, according to a report from STR Global, which tracks more than 350 hotels in the country. Tokyo saw the largest drops in RevPAR, falling 36 percent and 52 percent in March and April, respectively, while occupancy dropped from 83 percent to 55 percent in March. Overall, Japan's RevPar dropped 21 percent and 32 percent in March and April, respectively.