|Above, new arrivals at Narita International Airport. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The foreign tourism numbers for Japan are taking some interesting turns of late. Japan has surpassed South Korea in the numbers of foreign tourists, according to the Korea IT Times.
3.20 million versus 4.13 million. That's the numbers of tourists visiting Korea and Japan, respectively, for three months between January and March this year.
For five consecutive months since November last year, Japan is overtaking Korea in terms of inbound tourist numbers by an increasingly large margin. As recently as October last year, the number of foreign visitors to Korea was 3.6 percent higher than that for Japan. But it has since reversed and Japan now boasts more than a 20-percent margin over Korea.To read more, go here.