Dec 19, 2013

2012 saw number of international conferences in Japan hit 10-year high

Japan hosted 2,337 international meetings in 2012, the highest in 10 years, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. The result represents an increase of 23.5 percent from 2011, when such meetings slumped because of the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in March, ...

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 ...