Visitors to Japan have reached pre-earthquake numbers, for the first time since the disaster struck in March last year
Reports from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) show the country had 686,600 foreign visitors in June, up 1.4% from June 2010. The earthquake had a seriously negative affect on tourism to Japan – only 295,800 people visited Japan in April 2011, a drop of 62.5% from the year before. And, despite a gradual recovery, only 6,2 million people visited overall in 2011, down 27.8% from 2010 – the worst rate of decline on record.
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