Japan WELCOMED record 31 million tourists in 2018

- AFP, TOKYO

Jan 17, 2019-

Japan welcomed a record 31 million foreign visitors in 2018, official data showed on Wednesday, as the country gears up to host the Rugby World Cup this year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The world’s third largest economy, also known for its ancient temples and vibrant 

pop culture, welcomed 31.2 million visitors in 2018, up 8.7 percent from the previous year, according to the Japan National Tourism Organisation.

Fellow Asian countries dominated the tourist figures, with more than eight million Chinese tourists.

Published: 17-01-2019 11:32

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