Japanese visits down 6.8% in 7 months on weak yen
CNATAIPEI -- The number of Japanese visitors to Taiwan in the first seven months of this year was down 6.8 percent from last year, a decline attributed to a weaker Japanese yen, the authorities said.
September 19, 2013, 12:25 am TWN
More than 760,000 visits by Japanese people were recorded from January to July, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), citing Tourism Bureau data.
The drop contrasted with a 51.8-percent jump in Taiwanese visits to Japan during the same period, also thanks to the weaker yen, according to the DGBAS.
Taiwanese people paid more than 1.36 million visits to Japan during the January-July period.
The Tourism Bureau said in mid-August that the yen had lost 25 percent of its value since last year.