15:15 3 March 2017
Overnight stays in Japan by foreign guests hit 70 mil. in 2016
TOKYO, March 3, Kyodo
The estimated total number of overnight stays by foreign visitors to Japan reached a record 70.88 million in 2016, up 8 percent from the previous year, a government agency said Friday.
The preliminary figure, released by the Japan National Tourism Organization, comes at a time when the Japanese government aims to draw 40 million foreign tourists in 2020 as part of efforts to shore up the domestic economy.