Foreign visitors to Japan down 97.7% in Nov. from year earlier

The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan plunged 97.7 percent in November from a year earlier to 56,700, declining for the 14th straight month, due to the global coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Wednesday. The figure, however, exceeded 50,000 for the first time in eight months and marked an increase of 29,300 compared with October, spurred by the gradual easing of Japanese entry restrictions, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization. Visitors from China totaled 18,100, followed by 14,700 from Vietnam, 3,400 from Indonesia and 2,800 from South Korea. Japan recei…

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