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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Record 1.91 Million Foreign Tourists Visited Japan In July

Above, the Yurakucho Mullion. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Japan is en route in a big way to reaching their goal of 20 million foreign visitors by 2020 (when they host the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo).

According to the Japan Times:
The number of foreign passenger arrivals in Japan reached 1,918,400 in July, the highest monthly total on record and a 51.0 percent surge from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday. 
The total at the start of the summer vacation season surpassed the previous monthly record high of 1,764,691 set in April, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. 
Meanwhile, a record 11.05 million foreigners are estimated to have visited Japan from January to July, up 46.9 percent from the same period last year, moving closer to the annual goal of 20 million that the government seeks to achieve by 2020 when Tokyo will host the Olympics and Paralympics.
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