Visitor arrivals to Japan down 2% in Aug-2019, arrivals from South Korea down 48%

    Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (18-Sep-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Aug-2019. Details include:

    • Total foreign visitors: 2.5 million, -2.2% year-on-year;
      • China: 1.0 million, +16.3%;
      • Taiwan: 420,300, +6.5%;
      • South Korea: 308,700, -48.0%;
      • Hong Kong: 190,300, -4.0%;
      • US: 117,800, +14.3%;
      • Thailand: 49,600, +4.4%;
      • Vietnam: 43,700, +27.7%;
      • Philippines: 31,500, +27.5%;
      • France: 30,900, +9.6%;
      • Canada: 27,600, +10.6%;
      • Australia: 27,000, +13.8%;
      • UK: 26,200 +8.4%;
      • Indonesia: 16,200, -7.3%;
      • Malaysia: 19,800, -1.7%;
      • Singapore: 19,700, +20.6%;
    • Japanese departures: 2.1 million, +3.7%.