Jul 23, 2015

January-June visitors from abroad rise to record 9.14 million

A record 9.14 million foreigners are estimated to have visited Japan from January to June this year, a 46 percent increase from the same period in 2014, as the country continued to attract tourists from China, Taiwan and elsewhere, government data showed Wednesday. The ...

May 12, 2015

Narita sees first rise in Golden Week travelers in three years

Boosted by a significant increase in foreign visitors, the number of people entering and departing from Japan via Narita International Airport during this year’s Golden Week rose 12.7 percent from a year earlier to around 910,000, immigration authorities said Tuesday. Immigration officials attributed the ...

Foreign tourists and their money both set records in Japan

Jan 20, 2015

Foreign tourists and their money both set records in Japan

The number of foreign visitors surged 29.4 percent in 2014 from the previous year to an estimated 13.41 million, a record high for the second straight year, the Japan National Tourism Organization said Tuesday. Factors behind the increase included the cheaper yen and easier ...

Dec 23, 2014

A Japan first: Annual foreign visitors surpass 13 million

The number of foreign visitors to Japan this year has exceeded 13 million for the first time ever, the transport and tourism ministry said Monday. The number has shot up nearly 30 percent from the year-before level chiefly thanks to the yen’s weakening against ...

Jun 18, 2014

Boosting visitors to Japan

The government has adopted a set of measures aimed at achieving a target of doubling the number of visitors to Japan to 20 million in 2020.