Japan welcomed 20 per cent more tourists in 2017

Japan posts a huge surge in tourist arrivals with record 28.7 million tourists visiting the country in 2017. Compared to the 2016 figures, Japan posted a 20 per cent increase in growth rate. “The record growth rate is the highest in the world and is expected to continue,” said André Andonian, managing partner for Japan, McKinsey.

In January of this year, the number of visitors to Japan rose 9 per cent compared to the same period previous year. The government is planning to attract at least 40 million tourists by 2020. The country is planning to draw more tourists from non-Asian countries. In 2017, over two-thirds of international visitors were from South Korea and Greater China.