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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Record Low 1,700 Foreign Visitors Came To Japan In May

Above, Toho Studios in Setagaya. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Before the pandemic, Japan was receiving around 20 million foreign visitors annually. 

However, the coronavirus put a major crimp in Japan's tourism industry.

According to the Japan Times:
Japan received an estimated 1,700 foreign travelers in May, an all-time low for the second consecutive month, amid the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Wednesday. 
The number, down 99.9 percent from a year earlier and compared with 2,900 in April, is the lowest since 1964, when the government began compiling such statistics, according to the Japan Tourism Agency. 
It is the eighth consecutive monthly decline, as travel restrictions were imposed globally amid the spread of the virus, according to the preliminary data.

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