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Foreign guests to Japan exceed 10 mln in H1

TOKYO, July 19 (Xinhua) — The estimated variety of overseas guests to Japan totaled 10.71 million within the first half of 2023, equal to 64.4 p.c of the 2019 degree previous to the COVID-19 outbreak, authorities knowledge confirmed Wednesday.

The determine was a lot greater than the 507,630 arrivals logged in the identical interval in 2022 because the nation sees a continued restoration in inbound vacationers, the Japan National Tourism Organization mentioned.

For June alone, overseas arrivals reached 2.07 million, the information confirmed.

Meanwhile, the variety of Japanese who went abroad totaled 3.61 million from January to June, solely 37.9 p.c of the 2019 degree earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic.