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Japan experienced 5.8% increase in foreign visitors in March

Cherry blossom season saw total spending rise while per-capita expenditure plunged

Cherry blossoms, seen here in full bloom in Kyoto, Japan, proved a major draw to foreign visitors in March. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Japan welcomed 2.76 million foreign visitors in March, a rise of 5.8% from the same month last year, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization.

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