Philippines Dominates Japan’s ASEAN Tourism Market

MANILA/TOKYO – Tourist arrivals from the Philippines to Japan in July increased by 36.9 percent compared to the same month in the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to an initial report released recently by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO).

The Philippines registered approximately 51,700 tourist arrivals in Japan, the highest in Southeast Asia.

“A big ‘arigatou gozaimasu!’ to all our Filipino visitors!” Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koshikawa Kazuhiko wrote on X. - Florenda Corpuz

(The Nakamise shopping street in Tokyo’s Asakusa district. Photo by Din Eugenio/File)