Visitor arrivals to Japan down 6% in Oct-2019, arrivals from South Korea down 66%

    Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (21-Nov-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Oct-2019. Details include:

    • Total foreign visitors: 2.5 million, -5.5% year-on-year;
      • China: 730,600, +2.1%;
      • Taiwan: 413,700, +9.0%;
      • South Korea: 197,300, -65.5%;
      • Hong Kong: 180,600, +6.6%;
      • US.: 153,400, +6.5%;
      • Thailand: 145,300, +23.2%;
      • UK: 68,400, +85.6%;
      • Philippines: 64,700, +36.7%;
      • Australia: 51,600, +8.8%;
      • Malaysia: 48,900, +24.9%;
      • Vietnam: 46,500, +18%;
      • Singapore: 41,900, +19.3%;
      • France: 39,500, +15.1%;
      • Canada: 37,700, +11.7%;
      • Indonesia: 34,100, +20.7%;
    • Japanese departures: 1.7 million, +1.0%.