Visitor arrivals to Japan up 4% in Feb-2019, departures up 10%

    Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (19-Mar-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Feb-2019. Details include:

    • Total foreign visitors: 2.6 million, +3.8% year-on-year;
      • South Korea: 715,800, +1.1%;
      • China: 723,600, +1.0%;
      • Taiwan: 399,800, -0.3%;
      • Hong Kong: 179,300, +0.5%;
      • US: 92,700, +13.2%;
      • Thailand: 107,800, +31.4%;
      • Australia: 47,700, +5.6%;
      • Philippines: 35,200, +28.0%;
      • Vietnam: 39,400, +68.6%;
      • Indonesia: 24,600, +16.6%;
      • Malaysia: 36,700, +3.9%;
      • Singapore: 26,100, +11.1%;
      • UK: 23,600, -1.2%;
      • France: 17,400, +7.1%;
      • India: 9100, +15.6%
      • Germany: 13,400, +1.5%;
    • Japanese departures: 1.5 million, +10.4%.