About 4.11 million foreign tourists to Japan in 2020, a 22-year low
China News Service, January 21. According to Japan’s “Oriental Newspaper” report, the estimated data released by the Japanese Government Tourism Bureau on January 20 showed that foreign tourists visiting Japan in 2020 will decrease by 87.1% compared with 2019. It is 4,115,900 people. Affected by the entry restrictions imposed by the new crown epidemic, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan dropped to the level of 1998 (4.1 million), the lowest in the past 22 years.
p >At the same time, the number of Japanese outbound has dropped by 84.2% to only 3.17 million. In January 2020, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan reached 2.66 million, but with the emergence of the epidemic, it quickly decreased, and in May it dropped to a record low of 1,663.
Japan formulated the policy of “building a nation by tourism” as early as 2003. In recent years, foreign tourists have increased rapidly. The contribution to Japan’s economy reached a record-breaking 4.8 trillion yen in 2019, almost equivalent to One fifth of Japan’s domestic tourism market.
According to the goal set by the Japanese government, foreign tourists should reach 40 million by 2020, but the Japanese tourism industry has been hit hard by the epidemic.