Visitor arrivals to Japan up 5% in 1H2019, arrivals from China up 12%

    Japan National Tourism Organisation reported (17-Jul-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Jun-2019 and 1H2019. Details include:

    • Jun-2019:
      • Total foreign visitors: 2.9 million, +6.5% year-on-year;
        • China: 880,700, +15.7%;
        • South Korea: 611,900, +0.9%;
        • Taiwan: 461,100, +0.9%;
        • Hong Kong: 209,000, +1.7%;
        • US: 175,500, +8.5%;
        • Thailand: 63,000, -14.5%;
        • Indonesia: 49,300, -12.2%;
        • Singapore: 47,300, +18.3%;
        • Philippines: 46,800, +25.3%;
        • Australia: 37,300, +4.2%;
        • Vietnam: 35,400, +20.1%;
        • Malaysia: 30,500, -16.4%;
        • UK: 25,800, +14.4%;
        • Canada: 25,400, +6.2%;
        • France: 21,300, +9.9%;
      • Japanese departures: 1.5 million, +7.0%;
    • Six months ended Jun-2019:
      • Total foreign visitors: 16.6 million, +4.6% year-on-year;
        • China: 4.5 million, +11.7%;
        • South Korea: 3.9 million, -3.8%;
        • Taiwan: 2.5 million, -1.0%;
        • Hong Kong: 1.1 million, -1.1%;
        • US: 875,200, +13.1%;
        • Thailand: 683,700, +12.7%;
        • Philippines: 295,100, +7.1%;
        • Australia: 326,900, +10.7%;
        • Vietnam: 253,200, +30.3%;
        • Malaysia: 237,900, +0.7%;
        • Singapore: 214,200, +7.3%;
        • Canada: 183,700, +10.8%;
        • UK: 185,700, +9.7%;
        • France: 160,300, +7.4%;
        • Indonesia: 215,900, +0.9%;
      • Japanese departures: 9.5 million, +8.6%.