|Above, the meeting point at Terminal One at Narita International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
According to an article in The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun), Japan has already exceeded ten million foreign visitors this year.
The number of visitors to Japan in January-October grew 27.1 percent from a year before to 11,009,000, already topping the full-year record of 10,363,904 marked in 2013, an estimate by the Japan National Tourism Organization showed Wednesday.
As a result, the number of visitors in 2014 is on track to hit a record high for the second straight year.The article cites the weakened yen and the easing of visa requirements for some Southeast Asian countries for the surge in foreign visitors.
It is anticipated that the total number of foreign visitors to Japan will total around 13 million in 2014.
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