|Above, Nakamise Street in Asakusa, Tokyo. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan is moving closer to its goal of 20 million foreign visitors by 2020.
The Bangkok Post reported:
TOKYO — The number of foreign tourists visiting Japan this year has already passed 10 million, marking the third straight year the milestone has been reached, the Japan Tourism Agency said Thursday.According to the article, Japan surpassed 10 million foreign visitors on July 15.
The government has said it expects this year's inbound travellers to total around 18 million, up from about 13.41 million last year, moving closer to meeting a goal of 20 million by 2020 when Tokyo will host the Olympics and Paralympics.
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