Visitor arrivals to Japan up 4% in May-2019, arrivals from China up 13%

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

    • Total foreign visitors: 2.8 million, +3.7% year-on-year;
      • China: 756,400, +13.1%;
      • South Korea: 603,400, -5.8%;
      • Taiwan: 426,500, -3.1%;
      • Hong Kong: 189,000, -0.8%;
      • US: 157,000, +11.8%;
      • Thailand: 107,900, +4.2%;
      • Philippines: 59,600, +1.0%;
      • Australia: 46,200, +16.8%;
      • Malaysia: 42,600, +17.0%;
      • Vietnam: 39,900, +41.6%;
      • Singapore: 37,700, -4.3%;
      • Canada: 35,300, +12.4%;
      • UK: 31,600, +4.3%;
      • France: 30,900, +4.5%;
      • Indonesia: 30,100, -4.3%;
    • Japanese departures: 1.4 million, +3.9%.