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Japan welcomes tourists in record numbers for first time

04:02 PM | 17 Apr, 2024
Japan welcomes tourists in record numbers for first time

TOKYO - Japan welcomed the maximum number of tourists ever recorded in history as the month of March saw a record influx.

According to the statistics issued by the government, over three million foreigners visited the country in March which is a record for a single month.

The Japan National Tourism Organization said that a total of 3.08 million tourist arrivals represented an increase of 69.5 percent from March 2023 and an 11.6 percent increase compared to March 2019 before the pandemic brought travel to a complete halt. 

"This was the highest single month on record and the first time the number of visitors exceeded three million," the government agency stated.

The reason for such a sharp rise in the number of tourists is a general inclination towards tourism besides factors including the spring cherry blossom season and the Easter break.

As far as footfall is concerned, the highest number of tourists arrived from India, Germany, Taiwan and the United States.

After the social distancing protocols were lifted, the government of Japan is easing restrictions and is welcoming tourists to spur economic growth. 

Japan, an island nation in East Asia, welcomes visitors with its rich culture, stunning landscapes, and modern cities. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Japan is made up of four main islands and many smaller ones. Each year, millions of tourists flock to Japan to explore its diverse attractions.

From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto, there's something for everyone. Mount Fuji, Japan's iconic volcano, offers breathtaking views, while traditional hot springs, known as onsens, provide relaxation. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82

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