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Travel & Leisure

Japan visitors nearly doubled in November but hotels lack staff

South Koreans and Taiwanese help push monthly foreign arrivals to 0.9m

Foreign tourists arrive at Haneda international airport in Tokyo: Japan's two biggest airlines have made more than four times the amount of bookings for this year's upcoming holiday season than they did 12 months ago. (Photo by Mayumi Tsumita)

TOKYO -- The number of foreign arrivals to Japan rose to over 900,000 in November, accelerating a trend that began in October when the country reopened, the latest tourist data shows.

According to the Japan National Tourism Organization, an estimated 934,500 visitors entered the country last month, nearly double the 498,600 who showed up in October.

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