Visitor arrivals to Japan up 6% in Mar-2019, departures up 7%

    Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (17-Apr-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Mar-2019. Details include:

    • Total foreign visitors: 2.8 million, +5.8% year-on-year;
      • China: 691,300, +16.2%;
      • South Korea: 585,600, -5.4%;
      • Taiwan: 402,400, +3.9%;
      • US: 176,600, +17.0%;
      • Hong Kong: 171,400, -12.4%;
      • Thailand: 147,400, +26.8%;
      • Malaysia: 50,600, +6.2%;
      • Philippines: 48,300, -13.9%;
      • Vietnam: 47,900, +35.9%;
      • Australia: 44,200, -6.9%;
      • Singapore: 43,700, +14.7%;
      • Indonesia: 39,600, +22.1%;
      • UK: 38,600, +6.0%;
      • France: 29,400, +16.1%;
      • Germany: 28,700, +15.2%;
      • India: 17,800, +28.7%
    • Japanese departures: 1.9 million, +6.8%.