Japanese overseas travelers were just 3.2 million in 2020, largely decreasing from 20 million a year ago

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) announced that the number of Japanese overseas travelers was down 84.2% year on year to 3,174,200 in 2020, plunging from record-high 20 million in 2019. 

In December 2020 only, the result was down 98.1% to 33,000 year on year. 

According to OAG, an aviation date provider, international flight departures from six major airports in Japan (Narita, Haneda, Kansai, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo) were down 86.5% to 2,994 in December, and available seats were also down 86.7% to 691,097.

The graph below illustrates monthly changes of Japanese overseas travelers in 2020:


The graph below illustrates annual changes of Japanese overseas travelers in the last decade:


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