Visitor arrivals to Japan up 5% in Sep-2019, resident departures up 7%

    Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (16-Oct-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Sep-2019. Details include:

    • Total foreign visitors: 2.3 million, +5.2% year-on-year;
      • China: 819,100, +25.5%;
      • Taiwan: 376,200, +14.3%;
      • South Korea: 201,200, -58.1%;
      • Hong Kong: 155,900, +23.6%;
      • US.: 127,200, +21.6%;
      • Thailand: 62,100, +14.1%;
      • Australia: 60,500, +24.4%;
      • UK: 49,600, +84.4%;
      • Vietnam: 38,300, +30.9%;
      • Philippines: 37,800, +52.5%;
      • Singapore: 29,100, +24.5%;
      • Malaysia: 28,800, +8%;
      • Canada: 28,500, +23.4%;
      • France: 26,500, +31.6%;
      • Indonesia: 25,000, +2.3%;
    • Japanese departures: 1.8 million, +7.4%.