According to Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the number of Japanese departures in September 2014 decreased 2.1% compared with the same month last year to become 1.52 million (preliminary figure.) In 2014, the monthly figures exceeded the figures from the same months last year for the first time in May, but fell below for 4 consecutive months since June.
The total sum of the Japanese departures during January to September 2014 was 12.74 million with 2.8% decrease compared with last year. Transition of the number of Japanese departures in 2014 is shown below.
(Travel Voice Editorial Department)