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The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in May rose 3.7 percent from a year earlier to 2,773,100, an all-time high for the month, as there were more tourists from the United States, Europe and many other Asian countries, government data showed Wednesday.

But the number of visitors from Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan declined, partly because air ticket prices soared as many Japanese traveled to foreign countries during this year’s special 10-day Golden Week holiday from late April to early May, the Japan Tourism Agency said. The Golden Week holiday was extended to mark Japan’s imperial succession.

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