Year-on-year comparison of visitors to Japan from Australia, U.S. and U.K. in July 2016

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)’s statistics in July 2016 finds that Japan received 29,100 visitors from Australia (+14.6%), 117,600 from U.S. (+19.8%) and 24,700 from U.K. (-6.2%). All of the three markets resulted in record-high for March, and visitors from Australia and U.S. were record-high for July. Visitors from U.S. exceeded 100,000 for five months in a row since March 2016.

The table below shows changes of visitors from Australia, U.S. and U.K. in the last 12 months:


In Australia, the market was boosted by extension of air network between Australia and Japan including the Narita-Brisbane service by Qantas Airways and the Haneda-Sydney service by ANA. In U.S., improvement of the economic condition and reduction of fuel surcharges stimulated the market. The monthly reduction of visitors from U.K. mainly resulted from a negative reaction from 4,000 visitors for the World Scout Jamboree a year earlier.

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