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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Japan Sees Record Number of Foreign Tourists In October

Above, Shibuya Crossing. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Japan's foreign tourism numbers for October are now in and it hit a new record, according to an article in the Japan Times.

They wrote:
A total of 1.82 million people arrived in Japan in October, a record high and up 43.8 percent from the same period a year ago, the Japan National Tourism Organization announced Wednesday. 
The increase was aided in part by the continued depreciation of the yen and a surge in the number of Chinese visitors. 
During the 10-months through the end of October, the number of arrivals reached 16.31 million, also a record high, which means arrivals for 2015 could hit the 20 million mark, the highest annual number ever.
When we went to Japan in October, we did notice quite a number of Chinese tourists. I spoke with one at the Narita International Airport, a fertilizer salesman, and was in Japan on business.

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