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Visitors to Japan Top 10 Million This Year at Fastest Pace

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan this year exceeded 10 million on Saturday, crossing the threshold at its fastest pace on an annual cumulative basis, Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Akihiko Tamura said Friday.

In January-April, the number of visitors to the country grew 16.4 percent from a year before to 9,116,000, the Japan National Tourism Organization said.

The number of visitors from other parts of Asia rose strongly, thanks to increased flights and cruise ship calls.

The number of visitors from South Korea jumped 30.8 percent to 2,268,200, the highest total of any country or region.

via The Japan News

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