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Record 19.1 million int'l passengers used Haneda airport in FY2023

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So this tourist, are they being welcomed or not?

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/01/30/japan/society/japan-overtourism-local-governments/

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or being welcomed but need to pay some more.

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/15190946

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tourism is saving the economy. i just wish they didn't all go to Kyoto. We need to promote rural areas more.

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Be careful what you wish for, Japan

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Record 19.1 million int'l passengers used Haneda airport in FY2023

I am one of 19.1 million!

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tourism is saving the economy.

Is it though?

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It's nice to see that so many people are going to Japan. It's still a great country and I want to see it one more time before I die. I want to be like socrateos!

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To put this into perspective, which J media mostly don't, Narita and Haneda together would just about make the top 10 for international passengers, pushing out Madrid. Meanwhile, the top two, Dubai had almost 87 million and London Heathrow almost 75 million. Even the increase is not that spectacular, considering many airports were fully operational a year before Japanese ones after the Covid lull and had huge increases the year before (London Heathrow 3.3 times).

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And amazing to think that years ago when the idea of Haneda expanding deep into the international market was brought up, the powers to be that controlled Narita were dead set against.

They didn't want to see their "We are the capitals International gateway" challenged in any way.

Common sense prevailed. Imagine Narita way out there coping with another 20 million a year.

Haneda has it way over Narita - unless of course you live near there.

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Hope air new zealand restart flying out of there. I hate going all the way to narita

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Well done Japan, keep breaking records..

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So this tourist, are they being welcomed or not?

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/01/30/japan/society/japan-overtourism-local-governments/

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or being welcomed but need to pay some more.

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/15190946

Enough, you earned your lollipop..

LOL

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They need to build a selfie deck so people can take the above photo. It might ease the pressure on folks standing opposite Lawsons or walking down the middle of the road at Kawaguchiko.

Building a Lawsons in the foreground would also be an option.

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Haneda has a quite nice observation deck, by the way.

Personally, I prefer Narita for international travel. Yes, it is farther, but the Skyliner is fast and comfortable, and the airport is larger and less crowded, making a far better experience.

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Dubai had almost 87 million …

Yes, but most passengers are apparently transiting. According to the below article, “just 8 percent left the Dubai airport to explore” in 2018. Six years later, that percentage is probably much higher than 8%, but likely not above 30%.

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/abnews/416332-sat-63-of-dxb-passengers-in-transit

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Even 20% of Dubai's 87 million is 17.4 million, which is not far behind Haneda. How about London? Amsterdam? Paris? Singapore? Istanbul? Would the passengers be just transiting?

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Moonraker... consider geography.

Dubai and Heathrow not only are the main airports for their respective contries but also they are big hubs.

There is much more traffic of pasanger in and out of Europe to other reagions (Africa, Mid East Asia, Americas) not to count the internal transit between Euro zone traffic.

Some thing similar goes for Dubai, its basically the main hub for Africa and Asia.

In the case of Japan, it is difficult to be the main hub for its location (it is basically the fardest East Country in the Northen hemisphere).

Your comparasion between Tokyo (Haneda and Narita) and London or Dubai is like saying a franchise chain of restaurants have more clients and so it more succesful compare to a single owner restaurant.

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Well done.

Wished the taxes wernlower and Haneda would expand.

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tourism is saving the economy.

It's 1-2% no?

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Your comparasion between Tokyo (Haneda and Narita) and London or Dubai is like saying a franchise chain of restaurants have more clients and so it more succesful compare to a single owner restaurant.

I merely want to put the numbers into perspective, which is rarely done. What is so bad about that? Mass travel and mass tourism is global. If you keep up with world news you will see that. If you ever travel yourself you will know that. But your point is what exactly?

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My point is that your point is out of point.

By the way, "Jmedia" does report about the defficiencies and difficulties for the Japanese airports cannot reach volumens as other World reknowned airports.... althought is not a matter is regularly informed, becasue is not very news worthy I suppose.

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Ok, whatever. Have it your way.

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19.1 million used Haneda... let us say each of those 19.1 million spent $200 in Japan. Thank you Haneda!

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Plenty of low spending tourists crowding the streets and byways.

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It's 1-2% no?

Yep, inbound tourism at the current record breaking pace is on course for about 7 cho yen this year.

For reference, while declining, pachinko is still about 5 cho yen. For less touristy prefectures, pachinko will still be a bigger part of GDP than inbound tourism.

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So, here’s a more renowned source that agrees with me.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Comment/More-tourists-spending-less-Japan-s-inbound-consumption-conundrum

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