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Japanese Tourism Stats
In Asia, China received the largest number of Japanese visitors in 2006 with 3,745,900 Japanese visiting the country, followed by 2,338,921 visitors to Korea, 1,161,489 visitors to Taiwan, 1,311,987 visitors to Thailand and 1,311,111 to Hong Kong.
Visitors to Australia (651,000) and New Zealand (136,401) were down 5% and 12% respectively on the previous year.
In Europe, Japanese visitors to Spain saw a massive 17% rise to 710,900 visitors for 2006.
Altogether, 17,535,000 Japanese traveled overseas in 2006.
Source: Ministry of Justice and JNTO (Japan National Tourist Organization)
Sunday, March 18, 2007
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