- 14 Mar 2002
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The number of foreign visitors to Japan plummeted from a daily 87,000 to an average of just 85. Makes you wonder who they are and how they enter the country...
An average 85 people enter a day, down from 87,000, foreign minister says
The number of foreign travellers entering Japan has dropped to 0.1% of pre-coronavirus levels, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Monday. Just 85 visitors came to the country from overseas on average each day in the most recent week, down from 87,000 a day in January, Motegi said in online talk. He also reported that the number of Japanese nationals seeking to come back to the country but stranded abroad came to 1,100 as of Monday, though the government expects about 350 to be able to return this month. "We want to ensure the speedy return of those who remain," Motegi said.