Foreign visitors to Japan reach 2.29 million, a record for May

Jun 21, 2017

Foreign visitors to Japan reach 2.29 million, a record for May

The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan reached 2,294,700 last month, up 21.2 percent from a year earlier, the highest number ever for the month of May, the Japan Tourism Agency said Wednesday.The agency attributed the rise mainly to an 85 percent increase ...

Visitors' hotel stays in Japan climb to record 71 million

Mar 3, 2017

Visitors' hotel stays in Japan climb to record 71 million

Hotel stays by visitors to Japan rose an estimated 8 percent to a record 70.88 million in 2016 as the government’s tourism drive bore more fruit, the Japan Tourism Agency said in a preliminary report Friday.Foreign visitors accounted for 14.3 percent of all 494.18 ...

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

Aug 21, 2016

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

As part of the effort to boost regional economies, the Japan Tourism Agency plans to seek an exemption for domestically produced alcoholic drinks such as sake from the liquor tax when purchased by foreign tourists, agency officials said Saturday.The agency will call for the ...

Aug 19, 2016

Japan to boost tourist info bases to better serve overseas visitors

The Japan Tourism Agency plans to increase tourist information bases across the country, aiming to improve services for visitors from abroad, informed sources told Jiji Press on Thursday.The agency will approve the establishment of new bases similar to the official tourist information centers even ...