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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tourism's Economic Benefits To Japan

Above, a department store in Yurakucho, Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Sometimes you have to laugh at how some headlines are written.

Today's article in Nippon.com contains one such headline: "Rise in Foreign Tourists Brings Economic Benefits to Japan." Who cannot look at that headline without saying, "Duh!"?

Still, it is an interesting article with plenty of stats.

They begin the article with:

Over 13 million foreign tourists visited Japan in 2014, setting a new record. During their stay, these visitors spent a total of more than ¥2 trillion. The recent rise in the number of foreigners visiting Japan has been bolstered by the weak yen and the expansion of duty-free items available to them.

To read more, go here.

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