JNTO (http://www.jnto.go.jp/) announced the number of foreign tourist to Japan of 9,140,000 in the first haf year of 2015 (Jan.-Jun.) marked the record high.
The number of 9,140,000 is a 46% increase compared to the number which had marked the record high at the same timing last year. The number of Chinese tourists,who are of the top number, hasincrease by 2.2 times compared to the number last year at the same timing. Shigeto Kubo, the Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency gave comment that the total number of foreign tourists to Japan in the end of this year 2015 would have reached about 18,000,000.