Nearly 18 million visit Japan as of Nov.

posted on December 17, 2015

The estimated number of visitors to Japan totaled 17,964,400 between January and November, up 47.5 percent from the same period last year, the Japan National Tourism Organization said Wednesday.

Visitors from abroad continued to soar thanks to the yen's weakness, increases in flight services to and from Japan and an expansion of consumption tax exemptions.

The 11-month tally is far higher than the full-year record of 13.41 million, set last year.

By region, visitors from mainland China accounted for the biggest share of the total, reaching 4,646,700, more than double the year-before level.

South Korea came second, with 3,586,400 visitors, up 44.4 percent. Taiwan followed with 3,411,300 visitors, up 30.3 percent.

source by the-japan-news
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