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2/12/2007--Fairbanks, Alaska, USA..The Ice Museum at the Chena Hot Springs Resort about 60 miles east of Fairbanks. The small Alaskan town is the epicenter of Japanese winter tourism in the state, because it affords the best viewing areas for the Northern Lights. At least 10 chartered 350-passenger Japanese Air Lines 747?s are due to arrive at Fairbanks International Airport this winter, carrying groups from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Another 3,500 or so Japanese tourists are forecast to arrive on weekly commercial flights...Photograph ©2007 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved