|Above, Shibuya's shopping district. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The president of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) spoke before the World Travel and Tourism Council and told of the major recovery of Japan's tourism.
Travel Weekly reported:
DALLAS —Tourism to Japan has surged 47% since the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and more than doubled since 2010.
Speaking at the World Travel and Tourism Council here on Thursday, Ryoichi Matsuyama, president of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), said Japan tourism had "recovered dramatically,” to 19.74 million visitors in 2015, compared with just over 8 million visitors the year before the tsunami.
Matsuyama added that for the first time in 45 years, more inbound visitors went to Japan than Japanese travelers left.
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