The number of tourists to Japan fell for the first time in six years

Турпоток в Японию упал впервые за шесть лет

This year, Japan was hit by a series of natural disasters

In September, Japan visited of 2.16 million tourists, which is 5.3% less than in the same month last year.

The flow of tourists to Japan fell for the first time in six years against the background of natural disasters. About this newspaper Nikkei Asian Review on Tuesday, October 16.

“In September, Japan visited of 2.16 million tourists, which is 5.3% less than in the same month last year. This is the first decline in nearly six years. Most notably, the number of tourists fell from South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” the newspaper writes.

In particular, the negative effect on the tourist traffic affected by the closure of Kansai international airport near Osaka and major airports Hokkaido New Chitose. Now their work is gradually restored.

Earlier, the authorities set a goal to host 20 million foreign tourists in 2020, when Tokyo will be held the summer Olympics.

Recently in Japanese Nagano Prefecture and neighboring areas, an earthquake of magnitude of 5.1.

 

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