Record 31.19 million foreign nationals entered Japan in 2019

National Jan 31, 2020

Record 31.19 million foreign nationals entered Japan in 2019

The number of foreign nationals who entered Japan in 2019 came to 31.19 million, logging a record high for the seventh consecutive year, the Immigration Services Agency said in a preliminary report Friday. The figure was based on the number of foreign tourists last year ...

As foreign tourists to Japan increase, so do their consumer gripes

National Jan 21, 2020

As foreign tourists to Japan increase, so do their consumer gripes

As visitors to Japan increase ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer, so have cases of tourists becoming embroiled in consumer problems. The government-linked National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan's multilingual consumer hotline received a total of 283 consultations in the year ...

Drop in South Korean tourists to Japan continues amid frayed ties

National Jan 21, 2020

Drop in South Korean tourists to Japan continues amid frayed ties

The number of tourists visiting Japan from South Korea continues to decline amid soured relations between the two countries, dealing a serious blow to destinations popular with South Korean visitors. The number contracted year on year for six consecutive months from July 2019, when Japan ...