|Above, the Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Spending by foreign tourists in Japan hit a record for the January-September period, already surpassing 2014's record.
The Japan Times reported:
Spending by foreign tourists in Japan hit a record ¥2.60 trillion ($21.7 billion) in the January-September period, already surpassing the all-time high of ¥2.28 trillion for the whole of last year, the government said Wednesday.Much of the increase is attributed to the relaxing of visa requirements and the expansion of duty-free goods.
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