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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Weak Yen Brings 12.18 Million Tourists To Japan In 11 Months

Above, Tokyo's Kitchen Town (Kappabashi). Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Japan is well on its way to another record-breaking year in foreign tourism. Japan has already surpassed last year's 10 million foreign tourist record. As Japan has already broken last year's record, the only question is what will be the total for 2014.

According to The Japan Times:
The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in the January-November period exceeded 12 million, figures showed Wednesday, as a weaker yen made hotels, food and travel more attractive to foreign-currency holders. 
At this pace, the number of foreign visitors for the whole of 2014 is almost certain to surpass 13 million, well above the record of 10.36 million logged last year, Japan National Tourism Organization data show.
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