|Above, Asakusa's Nakamise Street. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Japan, during the first six months of 2017, has set new records in foreign tourism and their spending.
The Japan Times reported:
The number of foreign visitors and spending by the tourists in the first six months of 2017 both hit record highs, government data estimates showed Wednesday.
The Japan Tourism Agency said the number of foreign visitors in the January-June period grew 17.4 percent from the same six-month period a year earlier, reaching a record 13.76 million due mainly to an increase of South Korean tourists.
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