|Above, Tokyo's Kappabashi "Kitchen Town". Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
There's the calendar year and then there's the fiscal year. Japan is nearing 30 million foreign visitors during both.
Japan Today reported:
TOKYO - The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in the fiscal year through March 2018 rose 19.9 percent from a year before to 29.77 million amid an increase in low-cost carrier flights connecting Japan to South Korea and other countries, government data shows.
The figure for the calendar year through December 2018 is highly likely to top 30 million as the number of monthly visitors has continued to outpace that of the previous year, according to the Japan Tourism Agency.
The government is targeting 40 million foreign visitors by 2020, when Japan hosts the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
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