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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Foreign Tourist Spending In Japan Hits New High

Above, the Tokyo Sky Tree and Asahi Beer Hall. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Japan is reaping the benefits financially from the boom in foreign tourism.

It has been reported that during the last quarter (April-June), foreign tourist spending has jumped.

NHK reported:
Foreign visitors in Japan spent more than 880 billion yen, or seven billion dollars, in the April-June period. 
The Japan Tourism Agency says the figure is a record high for a quarter. It was up 82.5 percent from the same period last year. 
The amount includes spending on accommodation, shopping, food, and transportation.

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