Overseas travel to Japan rises to a new record in July

Aug 16, 2017

Overseas travel to Japan rises to a new record in July

The number of foreign visitors to Japan hit a monthly record of 2.68 million in July, due to the summer vacation season and an increase in low-cost carrier flights, the Japan Tourism Agency said Wednesday. A total of 2,681,500 travelers visited the country from overseas, ...

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 ...