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Coronavirus

Foreign visitors to Japan fall 99.9% amid pandemic

An average 85 people enter a day, down from 87,000, foreign minister says

Foreign tourists have all but disappeared from Osaka's Dotonbori shopping district. (Photo by Maho Obata)

TOKYO -- The number of foreign travelers entering Japan has dropped to 0.1% of pre-coronavirus levels, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Monday.

Just 85 visitors came to the country from overseas on average each day in the most recent week, down from 87,000 a day in January, Motegi said in an online talk.

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