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Record 13.4 million welcomed in 2014

TOKYO -- A record 13.4 million foreign tourists came to Japan in 2014, up about 30% from the previous year, according to a Japan National Tourism Organization estimate seen by The Nikkei.

     Foreign travelers spent a total of about 2.03 trillion yen ($17.2 billion) during their Japan stays last year. Spending was up more than 40% from a year earlier, according to the JNTO estimate.

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