Foreign visitor total hits record for March
NHK -- Apr 20
An estimated 2.2 million foreigners visited Japan in March, marking a record high for the month. The figure is up nearly 10 percent from a year earlier.

Officials at the Japan National Tourism Organization say the largest number of visitors were from mainland China, at more than half a million. That's up 2 percent.

Travelers from South Korea surged more than 30 percent, to nearly 490,000, due largely to an increase in flights, mainly by budget carriers.

News source: NHK
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