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Japan visitors rise to nearly 2 million in April after China eases travel curbs

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Arrivals were still down 33% from April 2019 …

Who wants our trains, stations, and streets 33% more crowded than they are now? No me.

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The economy needed this. And it's not just China. People from all over the world are visiting Japan.

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Foreign tourists are welcome but inbound tourism makes up less than one percent of Japan’s GDP. Another pandemic or war may be in store. It’s not wise to depend too much on something you can’t control.

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And it feels like all of them came down here with the domestic tourist crowd too!

I know it's helping the economy recover, but I am already feeling nostalgic and wanting the "corona" days back!

Not all is wonderful having the tourists back, their rudeness, nasty-arsed habits, and damn poor manners, are not welcome, foreign or domestic!

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Excellent !!..

Numbers rising, visitors bringing more and more money to the Japanese economy and getting to know one of the coolest and most beautiful countries in the world..

GO JAPAN !!..

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The economy needed this.

Inbound tourism is only 1% of Japan's GDP. In other words, it makes no difference.

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Tourism's confidence thing, because with no 'Flu' designation everyone can be confident now, though medical community and virus feel decidedly otherwise, mutations, number of Excess Deaths and severe disease never greater.

Let's go back to new normal, enjoy and remember best practices, infection has LONG term medical implications!

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Love their money, hate their manners.

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Recovery, Haneda and Narrita total inbound and outbound GW traffic, approx. 1M, 2019, approx. 1.6M, so it's FAR better than last year but....

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Today's China economy is the Japan in 1980s, when their people's overseas spending is important to some countries' tour industry.

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Some posters whining about the poor manners of tourists. It’s the other way round. It’s bad manners to judge guests who have made the effort to visit the country where you live. The majority of tourists are decent people, respectful of Japan and interested in the culture. Welcome them.

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Today's China economy is the Japan in 1980s, when their people's overseas spending is important to some countries' tour industry.

Good, we only have about ten years before they crash then.

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@elephant200

Just my opinion but your country really bites. China will never be the leader of any international forum other than by force, threat of force or snagging weaker nations with debt. No country, barring places like NKorea, Myanmar etc "want" to be like China.

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China will not crash like Japan in 1990s because we are not US puppet that sit idle or couldnt fight back, our "De-Dollarization" campaign brought more countries to us and we are trading bigger by using "Yuan" also known as "Reminbi" a new global common money!

Global reserves still 60% dollars and 3% renminbi. Nobody wants a garbage manipulated currency:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserve_currency

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Already seen a couple of these tourists making a scene at Tokyo station today. Its like the cool out time from COVID only made them more reckless.

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“China will not crash like Japan in 1990s because we are not U.S. puppet…”

Yeah, the communists have such a shining record when it comes to capitalism. Park your money in China and watch it disappear whenever a crisis hits. No thanks!

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Good thing those 2 mil CCP politicos got their vacays.

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2mio only? I’ve seen a felt 3mio. during Golden week alone. lol

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Chinese tourists can misbehave in Japan as it only results in a week detained at the local koban

In China they are disappeared...

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The locals will be thrilled, I'm sure.

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Tokyo specifically needs to come to grips with the fact that it is an international city and business hub. All the complaints I’ve been hearing make me think folks have forgotten that. The wave of backlogged tourism will die off, but international visitors will continue to grow indefinitely.

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