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Cruise ship passengers dip for first time since '13

National Jan 18, 2019

Cruise ship passengers dip for first time since '13

The number of visitors to Japan by cruise ships in 2018 dropped 3.3 percent from the previous year to 2,446,000, the first fall since statistics began in 2013, the transport ministry said Friday. The decline came chiefly because the number of visitors departing from China, ...

Foreign visitors to Japan hit 20 million this year at record pace

National Aug 21, 2018

Foreign visitors to Japan hit 20 million this year at record pace

The number of foreign visitors to Japan has reached an estimated 20 million in 2018 at its quickest annual pace, particularly helped by Chinese tourists, the government said Monday. The figure topped the 20 million mark last Wednesday, one month earlier than the previous record ...