seems taking a holiday to Hawaii or S. Korea is a cheaper alternative to getting LV etc than buying in Japan
My wife and I honeymooned in Hawaii, and spent a few days on Oahu. We noticed that there were many, many Japanese weddings taking place (every time we turned around, there was a bride getting into a limo, a bride getting out of a limo, wedding pictures being taken, etc.). My wife asked our concierge about this, and she was told that Oahu was sort of like the Japanese Las Vegas when it comes to weddings. Apparently, it's cheaper to take a plane from Japan to Hawaii and have a wedding than it is to have a wedding in Japan. We were told that the same was true for golf, so there were many Japanese tourists in Oahu on golf vacations.