Apr 16, 2014

Foreigners flock to Hiroshima memorial museum in record numbers

Visits to The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum by foreign tourists hit a record high of 200,086 in 2013, the museum announced Wednesday. The figures followed a previous drop in attendance after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan, and the ensuing Fukushima ...

Oct 24, 2013

Foreign tourists break record for September

The number of foreign tourists in September surged 31.7 percent over the previous year to 867,000, breaking the record for the month, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. But the number of South Korean visitors fell below 200,000 for the first time this ...

Mar 10, 2013

Asian tourists to Japan to soar 41% by 2017: study

The number of tourists visiting Japan from other Asian countries by 2017 is forecast to be 41 percent higher than last year’s total, according to a study by the Development Bank of Japan. The number of Asian travelers to Japan is projected to reach ...