News & Notes
Record Number of Visitors to Japan in AugustOct 10 (Thu ), 2013
According to Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO), the number of international visitors to Japan in August 2013 was 907,000 (17.1% increase from August 2012). This was a record number on a monthly basis and exceeded the number of foreigners who came in August 2010 (803,000) by 104,000.
JNTO also announced that the estimated number of Japanese overseas travelers in August 2013 was 1,842,000, a 6.2% decrease over August 2012. The outbound figure decreased over the same month of the previous year for the seven straight months.