Based on official statistical data for 2017, the number of Japanese travelers increased by 5.4% for Hawaii (reaching 1,568,600) and by 4.9% for Okinawa (reaching 6,854,000), but decreased by 16.8% for Guam (down to 620,500) on a year-on-year basis.
Japanese travelers to Okinawa were record-high with higher yearly growth rate than Hawaii for the first tine since 2012. The Guam market was damaged by the North Korea’s missile threat through 2017.
The graph below shows the yearly changes in the number of Japanese travelers for the three destinations:
In December 2017 only, Japanese travelers were up 1.0% to 125,900 for Hawaii and 1.8% to 535,400 for Okinawa, but down 26% to 49,000 for Guam on a year-on-year basis.