Japan foreign visitors up almost 22% in 2016
The agency said China accounted for the most visitors of any country with 6.37 million in 2016, up 28% from the previous year.
East Asia, which includes China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea, accounted for nearly three-quarters of the visitors to Japan, the agency said.
Japan has set a target of 40 million annual visitors in 2020, the year that Tokyo plays host to the Summer Olympic Games. ■