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Spending by foreign visitors to Japan jumps sevenfold in 2022

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Tourists were not allowed in 2021. Where come all that spending from ? The Olympics ?

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Stopping the one day bus pass in Kyoto is the thanks they get for helping the stagnating economy!

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Spending by foreign visitors to Japan jumps sevenfold in 2022

It's good news for people working in Tourist industry but it won't make Japan GDP be sevenfold. It will be used to cover Japan failing industry.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Japan-GDP-shrinks-0.2-in-November-hit-by-inflation-JCER

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Land of the sophisticated cultural historical free, an A grade country, they will come flocking

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Seven or even a hundred times fold, since tourists were not allowed for the past two years.

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Newgirlintown: "Stopping the one day bus pass in Kyoto is the thanks they get for helping the stagnating economy!"

Exactly. Their money is most welcome. In many place, THEY actually are not. The usual.

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2022 was about 20% of the peak - 2019.

This year will be much more - 80%?

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Japan now looks relatively cheap compared to a lot of western countries.

I even noticed a large group of Thais looking around the other day

The LCCs are bringing tourists but not the big spenders…

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My cousin and family came from Canada their second trip to Japan, and they said it was cheaper and safer to travel here then going to the US and or other countries. They did not stay in a hotel but rented a condominium for their 2 weeks stay here and spent about 10 thousand dollars for a family of 4 that was shopping, traveling to Osaka and eating out almost every day. They plan to come back again for another holiday in the near future.

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@kurisupisu you sound surprised that you noticed a large group of Thais in Japan. Not sure where you are in Japan but Thais have been coming to Japan en masse, and spending plenty, for many years now (outside of the border restrictions).

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The only negative to this, besides places like Kyoto becoming as xenophobic and unwelcoming as before (as can be seen with the cancellation of the one-day bus pass) is that the government will have less incentive to stop deflating and manipulating the yen -- the worse the yen is, the more tourists will come and bail the government out while they give billions to exporters.

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Tourists bring in plenty $$ to Japan. They also bring in plenty trouble.

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Doesn’t matter how much money tourists spend, they are still disliked and even hated. Most Japanese look at tourists as an unfortunate necessity.

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With its falling birthrate and weakening yen Japan tries desperately to pillage as much as it can from its foreign tourists then they are glad to be shot of them.

Smh

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Why so much negativity towards tourists from foreigners themselves? I mean really now, that is textbook pot-kettle-black. Like this, a stereotypical comment that is blatantly untrue.

Tourists bring in plenty $ to Japan. They also bring in plenty trouble.

Guarantee you that Japanese cause a million times more trouble in Japan than any foreigners do.

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@kurisupisu you sound surprised that you noticed a large group of Thais in Japan. Not sure where you are in Japan but Thais have been coming to Japan en masse, and spending plenty, for many years now (outside of the border restrictions).

No.

Not surprised.

I know more than a few Thais working here and even those with their own businesses.

High spending Thai tourists are not that many though but they are increasing in number

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I even noticed a large group of Thais looking around the other day

The LCCs are bringing tourists but not the big spenders…

Exactly, they stay at cheap hotel and shop at Donki. Gaijin tourists have no real money. the real money is with Japanese consumers.

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I know more than a few Thais working here and even those with their own businesses.

Restaurants and massage parlors.

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High spending Thai tourists are not that many though but they are increasing in number

Yeah right and that why they shop at Daiso.

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