Visitor arrivals to Japan down 1% in Jan-2020, 59% decline in South Korea visitors

    Japan National Tourism Organisation reported (19-Feb-2020) visitor arrivals to Japan for Jan-2020. Details include:

    • Visitor arrivals: 2.7 million, -1.1% year-on-year;
      • China: 924,800, +22.6%;
      • Taiwan: 461,200, +19.0%;
      • South Korea: 316,800, -59.4%;
      • Hong Kong: 219,400, +42.2%;
      • US: 117,300, +13.7%;
      • Thailand: 112,500, +21.4%;
      • Australia: 85,300, +5.2%;
      • Philippines: 53,600, +48.9%;
      • Vietnam: 50,400, +42.5%;
      • Malaysia: 44,800, +42.7%;
      • Indonesia: 37,500, +15.5%;
      • Singapore: 30,200, +33.2%;
      • Canada: 28,900, +29.6%;
      • UK: 24,300, +12.7%;
      • France: 16,500, +7.7%;
    • Japanese departures: 1.4 million, -4.9%.