June 6, 2023

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Japan visitors show ‘robust’ recovery with 1.47 million in Feb

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Visitors stroll at Kiyomizu-dera temple, a popular attraction among tourists, in Kyoto, western Japan June 18, 2022. Picture taken June 18, 2022. REUTERS/Satoshi Sugiyama

TOKYO (Reuters) – Visitors to Japan dipped slightly in February but continued to show “robust recovery” following the government’s relaxation of COVID-19 border control restrictions, the national tourism agency said on Wednesday.

The number of foreign visitors for business and leisure declined by 1% to 1.47 million last month, from January’s 1.49 million, according to the Japan National Tourism Organisation release.

Arrivals were still down 43% from February 2019 before the pandemic hit.

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