Visitor arrivals to Japan stable in Nov-2019, arrivals from South Korea down 65%

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

    • Total foreign visitors: 2.4 million, -0.4% year-on-year;
      • China: 750,900, +21.7%;
      • Taiwan: 392,100, +11.4%;
      • South Korea: 205,000, -65.1%;
      • Hong Kong: 199,700, +19.4%;
      • US: 149,000, +17.3%;
      • Thailand: 140,300, +36.3%;
      • Singapore: 65,300, +20.3%;
      • Malaysia: 65,000, +17.1%;
      • Philippines: 64,800, +38.0%;
      • Australia: 48,300, +21.2%;
      • Vietnam: 41,900, +23.3%;
      • UK: 37,700, +37.5%;
      • Indonesia: 37,200, +15.9%;
      • Canada: 33,300, +20.5%;
      • France: 24,300, +10.2%;
    • Japanese departures: 1.6 million, -1.9%.