Jun 19, 2014

Foreigners visiting in record numbers

About 5.2 million foreign travelers arrived at Japanese ports and airports in the first five months of the year, setting the nation on track to surpass last year’s record of 10.36 million arrivals, the government estimates. It was an increase of more than 28 ...

Tokyo Skytree falls short of visitor forecast

May 7, 2014

Tokyo Skytree falls short of visitor forecast

Shutdowns due to poor weather were to blame for missing the targeted number of visitors to the observation deck of Tokyo Skytree in fiscal 2013, the operator’s officials said. Almost 6.2 million people visited the observation deck of the world’s tallest broadcasting tower in ...

Jan 16, 2014

South Korea saw 22% drop in Japanese tourists in '13

The number of Japanese who visited South Korea fell sharply in 2013 as the yen continued to depreciate, according to the South Korean Justice Ministry. “About 2.71 million Japanese visited South Korea in 2013, a 22.4 percent drop from the previous year,” the ministry ...