Visitors to Japan Sink 93%, Biggest On-Year Drop

Tourists watch a lightshow at Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan, on Feb. 16, 2015.

TOKYO (Kyodo) — The number of foreign visitors to Japan tumbled 93 percent in March from a year earlier, marking the biggest rate of decline for any month since 1964 when comparable data became available, amid the global coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Wednesday.

An estimated 193,700 foreigners visited Japan last month, falling year-on-year for the sixth consecutive month, according to the data from the Japan Tourism Agency.

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