Visitor arrivals to Japan down 2% in Aug-2019, arrivals from South Korea down 48%

18 September, 2019

Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) reported (18-Sep-2019) visitor arrivals to Japan for Aug-2019. Details include:

  • Total foreign visitors: 2.5 million, -2.2% year-on-year;
    • China: 1.0 million, +16.3%;
    • Taiwan: 420,300, +6.5%;
    • South Korea: 308,700, -48.0%;
    • Hong Kong: 190,300, -4.0%;
    • US: 117,800, +14.3%;
    • Thailand: 49,600, +4.4%;
    • Vietnam: 43,700, +27.7%;
    • Philippines: 31,500, +27.5%;
    • France: 30,900, +9.6%;
    • Canada: 27,600, +10.6%;
    • Australia: 27,000, +13.8%;
    • UK: 26,200 +8.4%;
    • Indonesia: 16,200, -7.3%;
    • Malaysia: 19,800, -1.7%;
    • Singapore: 19,700, +20.6%;
  • Japanese departures: 2.1 million, +3.7%. [more - original PR -English/Japanese]